(Charisma) I just read the news that Marty Sampson, a popular Hillsong song writer, is leaving the faith. In his words, “I’m genuinely losing my faith … and it doesn’t bother me.” While some critics claim he was never a true believer, accusing Hillsong of being “a prosperity gospel cult,” I know nothing about Marty at all. So, I’ll take him at his word that he did believe in the past but does so no longer.
What I find most distressing is not him turning from his faith. People fall away all the time, and there are warnings throughout the New Testament about the dangers of apostasy. It is tragic to behold, but not a total surprise. (Read More…)