From Christians to unbelievers: The Gungor Trend That’s Sweeping Churches
Lisa and Michael Gungor did the right things. They avoided sex before marriage, no booze, no drugs, no cussing. They were prayerful and read the Bible. Michael was the son of a Pastor and Lisa, a leader in a mega-church. They were talented recording artists with a Dove Award-nominated song and a couple of tours. In 2006, the Gungors parted ways with Integrity Music because they no longer want to be associated with gospel music.
They have decided to unfollow Jesus, no turning back
Lisa went to Auschwitz and visited the Nazi concentration camps. She couldn’t believe the horror the Jews, God’s chosen, had to bear. Lisa questioned God’s love, power, authority. Later, she found it difficult to pray to ‘a God’ who allowed so much pain and suffering.
Her cousin had cancer and was declared healed after so many prayers. Everyone ‘Praised God.’ Later, she learned it was only partial healing. “I lost my mind,” Lisa said. Her years of silent questions erupted. She ranted, ‘I don’t believe any of this!”
The final blow in 2014
The Gungors welcomed their second daughter, this time with down syndrome. The Gungor couple could no longer see God in their family equation.
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The Gungor trend that’s sweeping churches
The Gungors labels Christianity as “conservative and militant” and they formed their own home-church devoid of scriptures and the Judeo-Christian God. There is also Riña who used to love Jesus and faithfully supported missions.
She loves to party and Christianity has become a bad fit. Riña called things about Jesus “trash,” while Lisa referred to her frustration as “garbage,” that religion is a “very conservative fundamental bubble.”
There are millions of silent Christian agnostics. On the outside, they do Christian things, but inside, they are full of doubts or hate.
they do Christian things, but inside, they are full of doubts or hate.
Why is this happening?
The Bible warns us that Satan is the prince of this sinful world. There is a vast army of devils that seeks to destroy Christians (1 Peter 5:8). For thousands of years, Satan has been plotting and infiltrating churches by introducing diversity, politics, schools, and even Christian music.
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What parents need to teach their kids
Years before declaring himself to be an atheist, Michael Gungor said: “I think my specific place in the Body is to help people experience the presence of God in their lives.” His song evolved from singing, “God is my father” to a bitter “God is, not my father.” (Worshiping Evolutionist)
For Lisa Gungor, her twisted view of Christian life was, “If I am good enough, if I pray enough, if I believe enough, then I get blessings, a baby, or a good life.” From an evangelist, they now encourage others not to be afraid to break free from the ‘bubble.’
The most critical Bible lesson we can teach our children is our testimony. If we can carry forth God’s love to them, they will always remember that God is love.