Responding to Deconversion Stories – June 23, 2021

Responding to Deconversion Stories – June 23, 2021

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Jon Noyes and Tim Barnett talk about different aspects of the recent public deconversion stories and discuss how we can respond when people close to us leave Christianity.

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11 thoughts on “Responding to Deconversion Stories – June 23, 2021

  1. Glen Shaver


    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  2. JubeeBijou

    Would someone please address 1 John 2:19 "They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be evident that they all are not of us." Isn't it clear that if they "deconstruct", they were never TRULY believers???

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  3. Jbassett bassett

    I think one of the thing is that leads to deconstruction is they have people they care about that who are sold out for the world. They don’t want to accept that the world leads to death and don’t want to feel alienated for being considered hateful and bigoted so they compromise the gospel.

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  4. Gourab Show


    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  5. T F

    So great! Such great content! So helpful, thank you fellas for sharing and shedding light on this much needed subject! Thank You Jesus!

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  6. Jon-Paul Leigh

    Great topic to address. I have been noticing another avenue that people have deconverting & its from extreme view of preterism that states Christianity cant be true because scripture reads that Christ was coming back in 1st century but never did & the Apostles were just an apocalyptic cult, as well as there were never any future time statements that Christ would return in future. It shows how an extreme full preterism view w/ cherry picked literalism can lead to a shipwrecked faith. We were told nobody knows the hour of the second coming, the ressurection & judgement, as well in 2Tim 2, 2 men have upset some saying the resurrection has already happened etc. Our faith needs to be stronger & in the gospel of grace of Christ, the hope of our soul. I hold to an partial preterism view which seems obvious as scripture is not written to us but for us, & that Jesus Christ will return to put all things to right. Peace & grace to the body of Christ

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  7. Glen Shaver

    Yo Tim , if you were to leave your wife tomorrow , it’s been proven , over and over , tomorrow never comes . per-sa’

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  8. Rod Addison

    Is it possible that many of these people are leaving because they are choosing an immoral lifestyle that is not affirmed by scripture. Josh Harris divorced his wife, attends pride parades, etc. Jesus just doesn't fit the lifestyle he has chosen. ???? What do you think?

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  9. LandmarkBaptists

    A very astute introduction to a multivariate topic, thanks for initiating the dialogue.

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  10. Grant Bartley

    I have a question for STR: If you were writing a systematic apologetics, where would you start?

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply
  11. Cld2Serve

    "I used to be a Christian."
    Ask this person why he or she thought they were a Christian. Compare their response to Scripture.

    July 29, 2021 at 6:44 pm Reply

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