Deconstructing Religious Faith

Many people in North America are questioning their faith. That doesn’t in anyway intimidate God. God wants us to use our brains to examine and wrestle with issues. 

Why are so many people in North America questioning or turning away from faith?

  1. Some question Christianity because they were told that if the Genesis creation accounts are not literal descriptions of how life formed, the entire Bible is false. An introductory course in evolutionary biology shatters that. 
  2. Still others feel an incongruency between a loving God and eternal conscious torture.
  3. Mega-churches feel like inauthentic shows to many people.
  4. Others see white evangelicals and conservative Catholics supporting ultra-right-wing authoritarian politicians whose policies are opposite the teachings of Jesus.
  5. They see those same people as anti-LGBTQ+
  6. They see professing Christians as caring more about fetuses than women.
  7. They hear people who claim to represent Jesus espousing racism, promoting gun ownership, & being in favor of capital punishment. 
  8. They hear Christians promoting revisionist, anti-indigenous and anti-black history.
  9. They hear “patriots” espousing antisemitism. 
  10. They watch them waving Confederate battle flags and Nazi banners.

Rethinking your belief system is a good thing. It doesn’t in anyway intimidate God. 

Just don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. 

Jesus is real.

God is exactly like Jesus.

There is nothing unchristlike in God.

God is perfect, eternal, unconditional, cruciform love.

God loves you and desires to have a loving relationship with you.

God won’t mess up your life.

God will fulfill your life.

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist, Jesus Freak, Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, spiritual director, life coach, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, writer, husband, father, grandfather, dog-sitter

Posted on May 23, 2023, in Christianity, Kingdom Life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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