Lead singer of the award-winning Christian rock band Tenth Avenue North, Mike Donehey, shared his thoughts about popular Christian leaders publicly renouncing their faith.
Over the last few weeks, former pastor and best-selling author Joshua Harris announced on social media that he no longer considers himself a Christian, and prolific worship music writer Marty Sampson, known for his extensive work with Hillsong Church, said he was “genuinely losing” his faith.
When asked what his thoughts were concerning the public renunciations, Donehey who recently released his first book, Finding God’s Life for My Will: His Presence Is the Plan, said he’s not surprised. He also felt the media is making a big deal out of statements of two men, one who wrote an “intense” book years ago and another who, “we’ll see what happens.”
Donehey told The Christian Post on Wednesday that “not many” people are actually walking away from their faith as the media sometimes make it seems, but he believes those who are losing faith are like the seed Jesus talked about in Scripture, found in the three Synoptic Gospels, Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, and Luke 8:4-15.
“It’s not a big shock and I don’t necessarily think there’s anything I can do to prevent it,” Donehey told CP.
“Jesus promised us things like this would happen. He was like, ‘The kingdom of God is like a dude with some seeds, and he’s throwing them out and you know what? Some seeds are going to grow up and some are going to wither, some seeds are going to start growing amongst thorns and get choked out, some seeds are going to get trampled, some seeds are going to get eaten,” Donehey paraphrased.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law