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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

When I Was A Christian . . .

I've lost track of how many times I've heard such nonsense. People like John Loftus speak of their days as “Christians” just as though being a follower of Jesus has something to do with the depth of theological knowledge or their GPA in Biblical literacy.
It's as though these men and women know nothing of the fact that being a follower of Jesus has to do with inner change, with how you live your life, not by rote learning, but by Spirit driven transformation. It's as though these people have no clue that one can be theologically astute and Biblically literate yet be in a position where they will one day hear Jesus say, “Get away from Me. I never knew you.”

No, as it is said, “If they left us, it was because they were never with us.” 


  1. John also, while he was a pastor and deacon raped a girl in his church committing adultery with his wife, that lead the church in booting him out. His butthurt attitude towards the Christians for rebuking such behavior, instead of contrite repentance, followed him to his eventual divorce. Sure sounds Christ like.

    All of this is evidenced in his book. The bitter railing and prideful remarks towards caring Christians was so disturbing, with little if none remorseful apologies to his wife, the woman who was raped, or to his Christian friends from what I remember when I read it as a deal to his publishing company. So sad. I really feel bad for the people around him. It must be hard to watch.

  2. Hmm, I didn't know. Having our world tilt because our natural self rears its ugly head is tragic for anyone. I'm sorry to hear about his inner struggles. Although his current irrational thoughts and behaviours make more sense within this context.