A profile of the Ex-Christian
Think carefully. How many times have you heard from someone that they used to be a Christian, but they no longer are? How many times have you heard them say they used to believe in Jesus Christ as their only hope of salvation, but now say they no longer believe that? Or that they wish they could believe it but they just can’t?
This year on Radical Grace Radio, we’re taking on the toughest of cases: Those broken by the church. They no longer believe, and many times they are either very sad about it or angry! Take, for instance, all the atheists out there who used to evangelicals, but now say that the Christian religion is evil!
Stick with us this year as we take on this important topic.
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Episode 50: “But first, I need to get right with God”…
I remember a while back, there was a man who lived in the apartment complex across the parking lot from me. He was once a Roman Catholic, long since “backslidden”, so to speak, not a practicing Catholic at all. I tried several times to get him to come to church, to bring his family. But every time he’d say, “No. First I gotta get right with God”.
Now what do you say to that? I have to admit, I didn’t know what to say to him. Even though I knew enough about the Bible back then to understand what Jesus had done for me, and I could speak plainly about all of things that had happened in my life and I could give a pretty good testimony, none of that could address what his problem was. He knew well what was wrong, that he was sinful, that he needed a savior, but he couldn’t get over this idea that he needed to get right with God before he could start going back to church.
Is he wrong?
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