Perhaps There Is No God Suggests Andy Stanley

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“If there is no God, and perhaps there’s not,” said Andy Stanley during an official Sunday worship service.

Before I get going, I want to be fair to the entire context of what Andy Stanley is attempting to do. He’s in a series of messages called Who Needs God. He’s approaching it as an informal discussion between him and unbelievers, but it is being done during official Sunday worship services. His end goal is to convince them of their need for God.

On August 14, 2016 he preached a message titled Atheist 2.0. During the message he suggested that perhaps there may not be a God. “If there is no God, and perhaps there’s not.”

***Update 08-23-2016****
Some may object and suggest he simply misspoke. He did not misspeak. What he said there is congruent with the rest of what he said. He left a lot of things open for possibility that a Christian pastor should not leave open. Here are further examples to prove he did not misspeak.

1. There may be no you, rather just biology.
2. The sense of no ought, and no value may be true.
3. Left open the possibility that something came from nothing, Complex life came from simple life, through the invisible force of natural selection. He said that may be true.

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Yes his end goal is to convince them of God, but why is a Christian pastor even leaving that possibility open in a sermon? If you listen to the entire sermon, I can guarantee you’ll hear more quotes from atheists than from scripture, and really, I’m pretty sure he didn’t quote any scripture, but maybe I missed one.

Why during an official Sunday worship service is a Christian pastor quoting atheists more than scripture? (Probably no scripture at all.) Why is this Christian pastor even suggesting that perhaps there may not be a God?

The job of a Christian pastor is to encourage belief and preach the word during a Sunday worship service, not leave room in the minds of the listeners for the potential of atheism being true.

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4 thoughts on “Perhaps There Is No God Suggests Andy Stanley”

  1. I am very troubled by Andy Stanley. Living in Atlanta, myself, I have a few friends who go to his services. The boy band intro, the selfish little church and now this. He’s showing a pattern I wish people would discern.

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  2. chill! North Point is the one church where I don’t have to have religion shoved down my throat and have been able to come to Jesus on my own. Not everyone needs the kind of religious zealotry that drove so many of my generation from church to begin with.

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    1. Religion? Or Christianity? Which is really being presented at North Point? Not everyone who wants to praise Christ and receive His gifts for the forgiveness of sins are zealots.

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