“Jesus answered, "I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father's name speak for me” – John 10:25
Dave Gass is the former Lead Pastor at Grace Family Fellowship and a spiritual father to some Christian churches. As an evangelical pastor for over 20 years, he shocked everyone with his announcement.
In May 2019, Pastor Dave posted on his Twitter about his decision to leave Christianity.
“After 40 years of being a devout follower, 20 of those being an evangelical pastor, I am walking away from the faith. Even though this has been a massive bomb drop in my life, it has been decades in the making,” he stated in his Tweet.
Dave even related God to Greek mythology he read back in his 8th grade.
“When I was in 8th grade and I was reading Greek mythology, it dawned on me how much of the supernatural interactions between the deity of the bible and mankind sounded like ancient mythology. That seed of doubt never went away,” he said.
The former pastor even claimed to be a “serious” Christian.
“I was fully devoted to studying the scriptures, I think I missed maybe 12 Sundays in 40 years. I had fully memorized 18 books of the bible and was reading through the bible for the 24th time when I walked away,” he wrote.
Despite his devotion to God, it seemed like his faith wasn’t helping his marriage or his mental and physical health.
“As an adult, my marriage was a sham and a constant source of pain for me. I did everything I was supposed to – marriage workshops, counseling, bible reading together, date nights every week, marriage books – but my marriage never became what I was promised it would be,” he said.
“This massive cognitive dissonance – my beliefs not matching with reality – created a separation between my head and my heart. I was gaslighting myself to stay in the faith. Eventually, I could not maintain the facade anymore, I started to have mental and emotional breakdowns. My internal stress started to show physical symptoms. Being a pastor – a professional Christian – was killing me,” he added.
Do not let any question interfere with your faith in Jesus Christ. Today in prayer, praise the Lord that He is worthy of our faith in Him.
“None but the Lord himself can afford us any help from the awful workings of unbelief, doubtings, carnal fears, murmurings. Thank God one day we will be done forever with ‘unbelief’” – Arthur W. Pink
God’s Word: “‘If you can?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for him who believes.’
Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’” – Mark 9:23-24