Hillsong worship leader says his faith hasn’t completely gone but is on ‘incredibly shaky ground’

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Sampson responded to a Christian Post open letter to the worship leader from columnist Michael Brown, entitled “Reaching out to a Hillsong leader who is renouncing his faith.” In it Brown said he prays Sampson “would have the integrity of heart to seek the truth earnestly, with humility and passion, and that all others with questions will put those questions on the table.”

After emphasizing he truly wants answers to his questions, Sampson admitted he’s “struggling with many parts of the belief system that seem so incoherent with common human morality.”

 

 

“If most of humankind had a choice, would we not rid the world of the scourge of cancer? Or sickness and disease? Why doesn’t God do such a thing? Of course there is an answer to this question, but the majority of a typical Christian’s life is not spent considering these things,” he wrote. “Questions such as these remain in the too hard basket.”

The artist, who has been with the worship team at Hillsong since he was 16, clarified he wouldn’t say he has “renounced” his faith but would say “it’s on incredibly shaky ground.”

He said: “I have and continue to analyse the arguments of prominent Christian apologists and biblical scholars, and am open minded enough to consider the arguments of atheist debaters and debaters from other religions.
“If the truth is true, it will remain so regardless of my understanding of it….

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