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What Do I Say to Friends Who Have Deconstructed and Left the Faith?

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What Do I Say to Friends Who Have Deconstructed and Left the Faith?

November 14, 2022
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Questions about what to say to friends who have deconstructed and left the faith that will acknowledge their pain but also point them back to God and how to respond to someone who says Christians don’t think for themselves but only blindly follow.

* What do I say to friends who have deconstructed and left the faith that will acknowledge their pain but also point them back to God?

* How would you respond to someone who says that Christians don’t think for themselves but only blindly follow? 

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