The Danger of Deconstruction

Her haters are celebrating. I‘m heartbroken. Bethany Beal and her sister Kristen Clark (I recently did a podcast episode with her about unanswered prayers) started their ministry Girl Defined about 10 years ago. Over time, they received a lot of hate for being convinced Christians who believe that the Bible is the Word of God. But now something sad has happened. Bethany‘s husband Dav shared in a recent YouTube video that he was deconstructing and didn’t call himself a Christian anymore.

Deconstruction seems to be a “trend” these days. But what is it all about and why is it dangerous?

Deconstruction is the process of systematically dissecting and often rejecting your Christian faith – or at least parts of it. Sometimes, people deconstruct to atheism. Some remain there, but others experience reconstruction.

It’s okay to experience doubts. It’s good to question yourself: Do I have a personal relationship with Jesus or do I just go to church because my parents, friends, etc. do? BUT how are you dealing with these kinds of thoughts and emotions? Are you bringing them to God or are you starting to deconstruct and reject the Bible?

Jesus warned of it: “Because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:12–13).

Isaiah 5:20 says: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

This is what happens in deconstruction. It leads to twisting biblical truth and making up your own beliefs. The words of the Bible and Jesus Himself are no longer taken seriously. Yet many continue to call themselves Christians. But they sympathize much more with the values and attitudes of the world than with God’s commandments.

Friend, don’t allow a “trend” to destroy you. Don’t search for answers in the deconstructing scene. Instead, bring your questions and doubts to God, and let Him answer them.

Mirjana Joy

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  1. This was short, yet good. I was also heartbroken when I saw that Dav decided to follow the world. And it made me very worried and I heard Bethany say that he influenced her more over the years that they are married than the other way around.
    This is the complete opposite of how a Christian should work in the life of their spouse.
    Every Christian knows how the world is extremely tempting, but the ones that persevere will be safe. And, for what we can observe as outsiders, of course, is that Dav will lead his family to the path of death.

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