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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:35 PM

Former Desiring God Writer Paul Maxwell Renounces His Christian Faith

Posted on April 13, 2021
Jesse T. Jackson



Author, former Desiring God contributor, former Philosophy professor at Moody Bible Institute (2015—2017), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity Ph.D. grad Paul Maxwell announced on Instagram last week that he is “not a Christian anymore.”

Almost in tears, Maxwell shared that he believes the internet has done a lot of damage regarding relationships [connections] with people and that he is ready to connect with people again.

The Trauma of Doctrine: New Calvinism, Religious Abuse, and the Experience of God author told his social media followers that he is ready to not be angry anymore. He said, “I love you guys, and I love all the support and friendships I’ve built here [Instagram]…I think it’s important to say that I’m just not a Christian anymore, and it feels really good. I’m really happy…I’m really happy.”

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Maxwell joins other well-known Christians Jon Steingard from the band Hawk Nelson, I Kissed Dating Goodbye‘s author Joshua Harris, and Hillsong‘s worship musician Marty Sampson who have recently said they renounce or are losing their faith.

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https://faithit.com/former-desiring-god-writer-paul-maxwell-renounces-his-christian-faith/

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:40 PM

1. Good for him. That is one of the hardest, but most satisfying, decisions one can make

Speaking from experience...

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 04:45 PM

2. Agreed

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 04:49 PM

3. Good for him, maybe.

What about all those other people whose lives he effed up with his advocay?

I think he needs to wander in the desert for 40 years -- and then just stay there.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:04 PM

4. He will no doubt struggle with guilt over that

but just think about how many future victims there won't be.

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