It’s no secret that many Christians have struggled with faith in recent years.
In his new book, The End of Faith, author Jonathan Ehrlich explores what it means to give God back.
Ehrliches book follows the journey of the Rev. Thomas Reese, a charismatic evangelical pastor who has been labeled a fraud and a liar by the media.
His faith has been questioned for more than 20 years.
In Ehrlein’s book, Reese says that he has been able to overcome his own doubts about God by following God’s example, not following the rules, not going along with the system, and not following what he’s told.
He says he’s able to be more accepting of other people’s experiences, which he feels helps him be more compassionate toward those who are suffering.
EHRlich explains:There’s nothing inherently wrong with being an unbeliever.
And that’s true for all of us.
But there’s something inherently wrong in not accepting the authority of the Bible, the authority that has come to us from God.
So to me, that’s a kind of a personal failing and an inability to see that God’s authority extends beyond what we see or hear or read or experience.
And the other thing that Ehrle is saying is that many of us, including the Christian who writes for The Atlantic, don’t have the strength to see and accept our own doubts.
So when people ask me, I’ll say, I don’t know how to tell you how to act.
Eileen and I know that’s not a helpful thing to say.
But I also know that if I don.t act, I’m going to feel like I’m falling apart and that the Bible isn’t the way that I’m supposed to think it should be.
EH: The End is an amazing book that explores how people have come to accept their own doubts and fears.
I wanted to ask you about that, how you approach this as an individual and how you view God’s love and mercy toward us.
EHB: Yeah, well, I mean, I try to think about my faith in relation to my work.
I think it’s important to be open to the question of what God really wants for us.
And the most important thing that I know is that I love my family, I love God, I think God loves me, and I think he loves this country.
And I don,t think he cares about the way I look at things, and so I try not to think that he does.
ESH: And also in this book you say, and you’re saying in this chapter that it’s not always clear what God wants for people, and this idea of a God who wants us to be in a certain way is really scary for people.
EHF: Well, it’s like we’re in the grip of a virus, you know.
And we don’t always know what the virus is going to do.
EHS: It is really hard for me to know if this is the disease that God wants or what the disease is going on.
EHD: Well that’s what you’re really asking, right?
Because when you say that you don’t want it, what is it you’re not going for?
What is it that you can’t do?
EHF : Well I think I just don’t see any way that we can actually go through life without doing something that is really good and that’s something that’s really helpful and that makes a difference in our lives, and that is to be a person who cares about other people and is kind, and who cares, you can have faith that God loves you.
I know what you mean.
EHL: And I think that’s one of the things that I find really inspiring is that when I get to a point in my life where I’m in a place where I think, you have to do this, I go, okay, this is not a good thing to do, this makes a bad impression on God.
And he responds to that with love.
And sometimes, when you ask him what he wants, he responds with love and compassion.
I mean it’s hard.
And there’s always a part of me that is always worried that he’s going to stop loving me and he’s not going as far as I want him to go.
But when you are open to God and he doesn’t say no to that, it becomes a really powerful thing for you to know that you’re doing the right thing and God is listening.
And so, that makes it all worth it, I guess.
EHC: And you also talk about this in this section, and it’s really important that we talk about the word “good.”
Because I want you to understand how you are speaking about God.
When I read your book, you mentioned the word, “good” a lot.
What’s the word?
EHL : Well,