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What Is “Deconstruction” All About? (Video)

What Is Deconstruction All About
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What do people mean when they say they have “deconstructed” their faith? How can we respond?

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J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).

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  1. Brian

    February 19, 2024 at 12:41 pm

    Loved this conversation. It occurred to me while you were trying to come up with a different word for this topic, DISTRACTION.

    This isn’t a question of the why behind their motive and for what purpose, the right question firstly is how would you describe your relationship with Jesus? Satan is always trying to distract from Jesus, Deconstructing is just Satan’s new “buzzword” to lure luke warm Christians, new to the faith Christians away from Jesus by doing the only thing he can, and that is present someone with “what if”. It’s the only sermon he knows how to preach, he simply changes the buzzword.

    We need to ignore the angle of this, and redirect them to their relationship with Jesus and Jesus only. “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)

    Deconstruction is Satan distracting with what if I’ve been taught wrong, what if ….

    Consider: 1 Timothy 4:1 (NIV)
    The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

    Matthew 24:11-12
    And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

    Matthew 24:5

    For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

    Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

    Our questions should be centered around their relationship with Jesus, not church or some other distraction and it begins with, how would you describe your relationship with Jesus?

    Just my thoughts.

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