Let’s get to the heart of the issue
Evangelicals have charted out on a warpath against believers who are beginning to examine their faith.
When I hear these mighty warriors start ranting on the evils of deconstruction, the main focus of their sermons seems to revolve around ‘leaving Jesus behind’, or giving up on Christianity altogether.
The fact is, if these God-guided faith heroes had a clue what was going on, they would know that there’s a massive difference between deconstructing/re-examining your faith, and walking away from it to find something else to believe in.
What exactly is deconstruction, and how is it done?
Sometimes referred to as ‘deconstruction’, the act of re-examining our faith, breaking it down to the core, and seeing what unnecessary values or incorrect moral systems have been clouding our judgment, is deemed ‘dangerous’, ‘ungodly’, and even ‘inspired by Satan’ by the harshest critics.
When thinking rationally, even the most conservative person can come to realize that examining our faith, our relationship with God, and our moral system of thinking, is not only beneficial to spiritual growth, it’s also biblical.
Now, if that sent you in a spiral… oh well.
Lamentations 3:40 says,
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.
It would seem that not only are we told to examine our ways, but we’re told that doing so will lead us back to the Lord. Part of our ‘ways’ includes the way we act, which is of course influenced by the ways we think and view the world around us. If we aren’t examining ourselves, our values and morals, our faith, then how would we know if we’re off course?
Examining our faith is a necessary step in being confident in what we believe, and that confidence is what will take our relationship with God to new levels.