A first-time commenter left a great comment that I’d like to open up for discussion:
This is my first time posting on this site and I apologize in advance for its being off topic. I could use some help from some of you who have been through what I’m going through right now, which is abandoning Calvinism and Lutheranism (2 theologies I’ve been heavily involved in for years).
I still have a lot of “hangover fear” and I was wondering how to best get over it. Even simple things like having a few beers with friends still make me question myself and my motives in a fearful way, although I realize that’s silly. I still believe in Jesus and the forgiveness of sins that He offers, but I’m done with systems. Anyone who has traveled a similar road more or less successfully, please comment. thank you everyone in advance! 🙂
I think this is a great question because many times the church in which we have been spiritually harmed, burned out, or becomes so distasteful, we want to run from anything that reminds us of that experience. I think our God is bigger than hurdle and we can find Him and worship elsewhere. Do you have any comments or suggestions?
JA Note: I really do not want this conversation to be a debate on doctrines/religions because that will go downhill really quickly, but instead, let’s focus on how someone can maneuver around this obstacle. Thanks!