1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
This week, popular author and speaker Josh Harris announced that, not only was he separating from his wife, but he has decided that he is no longer a Christian. Josh made this announcement via his social media, which has gone viral at this point. Needless to say, many of us in the Christian community are broken hearted for Josh, his wife, his family, and his former church.
Unfortunately, Josh will not be the last well known, high profile “Christian” who will renounce his faith in Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 says ¨Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition…¨ The Bible warns us that these things will happen before Jesus returns. It does not make it any easier for those of us who love the body of Christ, but nevertheless, this is a sign of His return sooner rather than later.
Body of believers beware! Matthew 24:24 says ¨For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect…¨ There will be many more influential men (and women) who will reveal the fact that they are not truly saved, and will mislead and confuse many spiritually immature people. Heartbreaking as that is, my advice to all is to know the Word of God for oneself.
Below I have included Josh´s instagram post. This post, I do believe, is the saddest thing I´ve read all week.