5 Church Lies to Let Go of while Holding onto Your Faith
I believe God has so much compassion for the confusion the younger generations are battling with the Church. We’re at a time in history where so much is being exposed in our world–systemic racism, capitalist greed, political warfare and environmental carelessness, to name a few. Unfortunately, the Church is not excluded from the influence of these same systems. Millennials are noticing and calling out for change, and when they don’t see changes in the Church, they leave.
So whenever I hear of a friend leaving the Church because of spiritual abuse, disillusionment or hypocrisy, I understand. I get it. It’s challenging to determine who God is from what people have done in the “name of God.”
But, even though I see their point of view, I know that leaving God because of what people have done is never the answer. Not all churches are spiritually harmful. And even if they were–God is still good. And always will be.
Church culture may have gotten some things wrong and caused real pain, but I believe there is still real joy in following Jesus.
Here is a list that I hope will encourage anyone on their journey to leave old, harmful lies behind to adopt new, faithful and exciting ones.
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1. Denying Yourself Doesn't Mean Never Doing What You Want
2. Working Hard for God Doesn’t Mean Never Resting
3. Putting God First Doesn’t Mean Having No Other Interests
4. There Is No One True Church, and That’s a Good Thing
5. 'The Heart Is Deceitful' Doesn't Mean You Can't Trust Yourself