Steven Furtick Facebook Post Saying “Following Jesus Doesn’t Change You Into Something Else, It Reveals who You’ve Been All Along” Sparks Social Media Storm

A Facebook post from North Carolina pastor Steven Furtick launched a social media firestorm Monday between those who called it heresy and others who said it needed more context.

Furtick, the lead pastor and founder of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., delivered a sermon Sunday from Luke 5:1-11 about Jesus’ calling of Simon Peter as a disciple. The sermon was the basis for a Facebook post that was later deleted, although screen captures are still prevalent.

“Following Jesus doesn’t change you into something else, it reveals who you’ve been all along,” the now-deleted post says. “What would it be like to see the you that God sees. …”

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust