“I would be willing to give up Christianity.” This was the thought that went through my mind at age 19. That’s me in the corner That’s me in the spotlight Losing my religion – R.E.M. I know that I was in the middle of a series about heresy, but I am taking a break from […]Read More Joshua Harris, Faith Deconstruction, Losing My Religion, & A Part of my Journey
I graduated from a Christian High School. I remember a song that we would sing in chapels. Holiness Holiness Is what I long for Holiness Is what I need Holiness Holiness Is what you want From me I would hear the word “holiness” often. If you asked the high school version of me what it […]Read More The Meaning of Holiness
Luke 12 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. I am very […]Read More Franklin Graham’s Response to Dr. Ford is Harmful to so Many!
John MacArthur and many people in his theological camp have released a statement about social justice. You can read it here: https://statementonsocialjustice.com. Any stance of social justice would come out of an individual or body of believer’s understanding of “the gospel”. This I believe is why MacArthur and the other signers have made it a […]Read More How Jesus’s View of the Gospel leads us to Social Justice
If you have not read part 1 yet, go back and read it first: https://davidruybalid.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/gods-response-to-our-suffering-part-1/ The God of Discipline Growing up as a Christian Fundamentalist, I was often taught that when we suffer, God may be disciplining us for something that we have done wrong. I read an article the other day that reminded me […]Read More God’s Response to Our Suffering – Part 2
So What About the Afterlife? I am excited about a generation of young adults who have been raised in the church and are questioning things that they don’t see lining up with the heart of God. Because of this, questions about the afterlife and hell have come up a lot in the last few years. […]Read More The Wrath of God and Death of Jesus – Part 4
If you have not read Part 1 or 2, go back and catch up for the sake of context. Part 1: https://davidruybalid.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/the-wrath-of-god-and-death-of-jesus-part-1/ Part 2: https://davidruybalid.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/the-wrath-of-god-and-death-of-jesus-part-2/ As I have built a case so far, our view of God’s character effects our understanding of the wrath of God. If we view God as constantly angry, then His wrath and […]Read More The Wrath of God and Death of Jesus – Part 3