“I am no longer a Christian” or “I believe in G’d but not the one from the Bible”. What about “I just can’t love a G’d that I dislike so much”.
These are statements of people who once called themselves a Christian and now left their church and many, the faith. Those are called “deconversion stories”
Yeshua (Jesus) warned us about the signs of the end. One of those signs is the increase of wickedness that will lead to the love of many growing cold. (Matthew 24)
How someone can make such bizarre statements like the ones above? for some biblical committed Christians. the statements above sound shocking.
What is going on? The answer is simple. Most of the churches (and I dare to say “most”) are not committed to the Scriptures. Many preach the Bible but their priority is to make people “comfortable”. Especially big churches, the concern is to preach “Jesus loves the children” and “love”. And stop there. Those churches distance themselves of extreme important biblical commands such as repentance, “take your cross”. Those churches avoid talking about sin. They rather talk about “love”, “social justice” and “love” (did I write that word again?).
Many churches also are lost in the emotions without practicing apologetics (a discipline that deals with a rational defense of Christian faith. Defend the Scriptures showing the context and presenting the Gospel).
The number of “deconversions” has a main reason. The vast majority of those individuals are illiterate in the Scriptures. Their understanding of the gospel was shockingly weak. Scripture is clear that faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
The failure of preaching the whole Gospel has tremendously tragic consequences. That is why we are starting to see churches redefining G’d definition of marriage, sex, gender, family and charity. We are witnessing many churches become a social club that promotes “the progressive agenda”.
What is the progressive agenda? It is anti-gospel world view. It is the confrontation of the Scriptures. Such an agenda promotes everything that goes against the Bible. Abortion, feminism, idolatrous worship of the environment, homosexuality, the diminished role of men in the family, lesbianism, the mockery of authority, promotion of wicca and other forms of witchcraft. And much more.
We are quickly heading to time that there will be no room for lukewarm “Christians”. The days ahead will inevitably separate religious people in two camps. The hot and the cold. Those committed to the Gospel and those committed to the post-modern ecumenical progressive culture. Exactly like the Bible prophecies predicted thousands of years ago. The prophecies warned that this state of affairs we live would happen at the days preceding Christ’s return to Earth to judge the living and the dead.
“I charge you in the presence of G’d and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom” 2 Timothy 4:1.