Can you say HYPOCRITE??
I mean REALLY Joshua Harris – did you really say this? Unbelievable.
So, the man who wrote “I kissed Dating Goodbye” when he was 21, and pastored a Megachurch in Maryland for many years; but who also left his church, wife and faith in Christ behind – has the audacity to say this:
“SUPPORTING TRUMP HAS BEEN ‘INCREDIBLY DAMAGING TO THE GOSPEL AND CHURCH”
From Newsweek.com. (My comments bolded)
A former megachurch pastor told Axios in a recent interview that the substantial support President Donald Trump has been receiving from evangelicals across the country has been “incredibly damaging to the Gospel and the church.”
So Joshua, you don’t think that the evils of this world; Abortion, Gay Marriage, Drag Queens (who are sexual predators) reading to small children in libraries across our country; these things had nothing to do with “True Christians” aligning themselves with President Trump? This is NOT rocket science. Also, Trump’s relationship with Israel and the incredible things he has done for Israel – you don’t understand why Remnant Christians would support him? Oh wait; you were never a Remnant Christian.
In July, Joshua Harris, a leader in the Christian purity movement who wrote the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye as a 21-year-old, wrote in an Instagram post that he has “undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus.”
So, Joshua, please tell us this: WHY should we trust anything you say when you walked away from Jesus Christ and told the WORLD that you were no longer a Christian? Did you feel that you had not done enough damage to the body of Christ?
“The popular phrase for this is ‘deconstruction,’ the biblical phrase is ‘falling away,'” he added. “By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian.”
Well, you said that right.
Speaking to Mike Allen in a recent interview for Axios on HBO, Harris confirmed that he thinks the church made a mistake by becoming so identified with Trump.
Oh, so you want Christians to be aligned with the party of atheists (Dems) who “boo” God at their conventions, right?
“I think it’s incredibly damaging to the Gospel and to the church,” he said. “I don’t think it’s going to end well. And I think you look back at the old testament and the relationship between the prophet and really bad leaders and kings, and oftentimes it’s not something you unwind because it’s actually in the scriptures presented as God’s judgement on the false religion of the day.”
If I sound angry, it’s because I am. This man speaks of damage to the church and to the Gospel and calls the Christians who have supported President Trump a “False Religion.” Now brethren, keep in mind the damage this man did to his wife, his church and to the Body of Christ!
When asked by Allen whether he thinks “Christians today, who embrace President Trump, are due for a judgement,” Harris responded: “I think that is the judgment.”
No Joshua. I’ll tell you what the Judgment is. You will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment and your name will NOT be found in the Book of Life. That means that the Judgment which will be passed on you will be eternity in Hell. THAT is the judgment, Joshua.
“To have a leader like Trump, I think is in itself part of the indictment that this is the leader that you want and maybe deserve,” he added. “That represents a lot of who you are.”
Joshua, you continue to shock me and I’m sure other Christians who are reading this are just as shocked. It is absolutely unbelievable that you have the nerve to speak about President Trump in this manner, when you have done the most abominable things during this past year!!
Harris, the son of Christian homeschooling pioneers Gregg and Sono Harris, served in the Covenant Life Church as a pastor from 2004 to 2015. In his lengthy July Instagram post, he walked back some of his devout views and apologized to communities that his past teachings might have harmed.
“To the LGBTQ+ community, I want to say that I am sorry for the views that I taught in my books and as a pastor regarding sexuality,” he wrote. “I regret standing against marriage equality, for not affirming you and your place in the church, and for any ways that my writing and speaking contributed to a culture of exclusion and bigotry. I hope you can forgive me.”
So, Joshua – you are apologizing to the gay community but you couldn’t care less about the church members who were devastated when you left them and told them you were no longer a Christian?
He also confirmed he divorced his wife, a move that was later criticized by evangelical activist Mike Farris in an op-ed for Christian Post. “You have walked away from your faith in Christ,” he wrote. “That’s even worse.” source
And to Mike Farris I say AMEN and AMEN.