The process of deconstructing faith is not new, but it’s seducing a new generation with its siren song.
Over the past two years I’ve seen and heard a considerable uptick in conversations about deconstructing faith. Deconstruction of faith is the process of questioning, doubting and ultimately rejecting certain aspects of one’s faith. In embracing the process of deconstruction, one is wooed into believing that the meanings of the ideas, beliefs and principles of the faith are subjective. That somehow the foundational tenets of faith are “up for debate.”
On this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast we’re covering why the practice of deconstructing faith is so dangerous, what Biblical process deconstruction is actually counterfeiting, and why one might embrace the process of deconstruction without knowing the dangers. I’ll also be giving five steps to follow to avoid falling into this deconstruction trap that will help you to preserve your faith the way God tells you to in His Word. Are you ready for this, my friend? Then grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
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Scripture References mentioned in this episode:
Romans 1:21-23 —
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 —
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 —
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode
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About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.