Christian Singer Stuns Fans By Denying His Faith – ‘I No Longer Believe In God’
Christian singer Jon Steingard just shocked his fans by revealing that he is no longer a Christian, and that he does not believe in God.
Popular Christian singer Jon Steingard just gave his fans the shock of their lives this week when he announced that he has lost his faith and no longer believes in God.
Jon Steingard No Longer Believes In God
Fox News reported that Jon Steingard, the frontman for the band Hawk Nelson, made this surprising announcement in a lengthy Instagram post a few days ago.
“I’ve been terrified to post this for a while– but it feels like it’s time for me to be honest,” the singer wrote. “After growing up in a Christian home, being a pastor’s kid, playing and singing in a Christian band, and having the word ‘Christian’ in front of most of the things in my life — I am now finding that I no longer believe in God.”
Jon Steingard Stops Singing Christian Songs After Losing Faith
Back in 2012, Steingard switched from being the band’s guitarist to lead vocalist.
It was then that the group shifted from fast-paced punk rock to more contemporary Christian music. Putting out hit songs like “Drops In The Ocean.”
Steingard explained that he could “no longer sing” these religious songs in good conscience.
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“This is not a post I ever thought that I would write, but now I feel like I really need to,” Steingard wrote in his post. He added that this was not a decision he made quickly, as he spent quite some time asking questions about God, the Bible, and his upbringing in a Christian home.
He made sure to add that he is leaving the door open to returning to Christianity at some point in the future.
“I’m open to the idea that God is there. I’d prefer if he was,” Steingard said. “I suspect if he is there, he is very different than what I was taught.”
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I’ve been terrified to post this for a while – but it feels like it’s time for me to be honest. I hope this is not the end of the conversation, but the beginning. I hope this is encouraging to people who might feel the same but are as afraid to speak as I am. I want to be open. I want to be transparent with you all – and also open to having my heart changed in the future. I am not looking for a debate at all – just a chance to share my story in the hopes some good can come from it. I love you all.
Support During His Crisis Of Faith
Steingard was likely nervous to post this confession. But he was met with compassion not backlash. As the singer received a flood of support from other prominent figures in the Christian music community.
“Man I love that you shared this. You know I’m always around to talk about our belief in God or lack thereof. Love you and always will,” Tenth Avenue North singer Mike Donehey.
Sanctus Real lead singer Matt Hammitt added, “To echo so many others here, I have nothing but love in my heart for your old friend.”
“Love you bro. Always will,” said Jeremy Camp, whose story was the basis of the Christian movie I Still Believe.
It’s always unfortunate to see someone abandon their Christian faith. But it’s important to remember that we are all on different paths in life.
And sometimes you have to be lost before you can be found.
Hopefully, Jon Steingard will keep his heart open to Christianity, and find his way back to God.