Ask a Pastor Column
January 20, 2022
Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions
Q: I sometimes hear of well-known Christians renouncing their faith. How can this happen? Are they still saved?
A: When a professing believer renounces the faith and walks away from God there are several possible reasons for it. It may be this person never actually trusted in Christ but lived among Christians as a pretender (I John 2:19). While practicing good works and trying to blend in, they never experienced genuine regeneration and fell away once they could no longer keep pretending (Matthew 13:24-30).
I also believe there are cases...