Joshua Harris, the author of the Christian self-help bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, recently announced that he is both divorcing his wife and no longer considers himself a Christian, in the process apologizing to “the LGBTQ+ community” for having previously espoused a traditional Christian sexual ethic:
The book’s publishers bill I Kissed Dating Goodbye as presenting a “call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness” while providing “solid, biblical alternatives to society’s norm.” In the book, Harris advocated a more courtship-like model of forming relationships, including greater involvement of both partner’s parents and getting to know potential spouses in group settings….
“I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus,” he said. “By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I’m not there now.” He didn’t elaborate on the drivers of this shift, but went on to echo several common secular-progressive grievances about Christianity.
”I have lived in repentance for the past several years — repenting of my self-righteousness, my fear-based approach to life, the teaching of my books, my views of women in the church, and my approach to parenting to name a few,” Harris declared. “But I specifically want to add to this list now: to the LGBTQ+ community, I want to say that I am sorry for the views that I taught in my books and as a pastor regarding sexuality. I regret standing against marriage equality, for not affirming you and your place in the church, and for any ways that my writing and speaking contributed to a culture of exclusion and bigotry.”
The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher highlighted an interview Harris gave to Sojourners earlier this month, which appears to shed light on his transformation. There, Harris says that as he grapples with the “sex positive” trend in which the “historical sexual ethic related to sex outside of marriage, related to homosexuality, is basically laid aside,” he finds it “almost easier” to “contemplate throwing out all of Christianity than it is to keeping Christianity and adapting it in these different ways.”
“What’s really interesting about that interview is that it’s about the inability to reconcile the historic, Biblical Christian faith with the Sexual Revolution,” Dreher responded. He added that he has “incomparably more respect for Harris for walking away from the faith entirely” than he does for those who distort Scripture to fit their sexual ideology, because “if you can make the Bible say that the Sexual Revolution is ordained by God, then you can make it say just about anything.”
Joshua Harris is the son of a White father and Japanese mother, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone that he is now discovering that the Christian faith is not for him, nor was it ever.
From the sounds of it, his new-found sympathy for sodomy may, in fact, eventually culminate in his own participation in it. A 2008 study revealed that bi-racial Asians were twice as likely to experience psychological problems than non-mixed individuals, but it’s not just mixed Asians; all race-mixed people show the same instability.
James’ Epistle confirms this, pointing out that a double-minded man is unstable in all ways. And Jude tells us that one of the most serious sins in Sodom and Gomorrah was going after ‘strange flesh’. In Ezra 9, we see that the Israelites had also taken the daughters of strange flesh and ‘mingled their seed’, creating race-mixed children, breaking the commandments of God.
Esau is the archetype for all race mixers in the Bible, who profaned his birthright by taking strange wives, much to the consternation of his mother Rebecca.
Why do Christians ignore these warnings and allow non-Israelite aliens like Joshua Harris to be their pastors?
Guys I need your help for one thing, last week while exploring my family tree I found out something extremely awful that made me really upset , I am from the Birminghan area, my father is a Scottish Protestant from Glasgow and my mother is an English anglican from here, I found out that my mother actually has a recorded circassian ancestor who married her White English husband in 1883 and converted from sunni islam to anglicanism changing name.
In case you didn’t know Circassians are mostly White but they have asian ancestry in different measures.
Damn guys this news destroyed me, I am an enormous believer in Christian Identity and to find out that I am not pure White and therefore not an Israelite anymore is truly upsetting, I really don’t know what to do, I read your posts and your stuff from when you published your first article about the uss liberty and I honestly believed and still believe that what you promote and profess is true but I just feel so bad knowing that I am a mamzer and that by marrying my English wife and having a son I contributed to White genocide.
I am so sorry about this and I don’t know if I should keep following this website since the message of Jesus is not for me.
Regardless it was interesting to follow you and I wish you all the best.
This story sounds a little strange.
How is it possible you didn’t know this about your mother’s family?
Did your mother not know her own family history?
Usually when people have an “exotic” family history, everyone knows about it, and that knowledge is passed down.
Such a marriage as you describe in 1883 would have been quite controversial, and would have been well-known in the family.
If you had said the marriage took place in 1683, it would make more sense that your mother wouldn’t have known about it, but 1883 is far too recent for ignorance about it.
That your mother didn’t know it, and that you didn’t know for all these years just doesn’t sound plausible.
You are deceived and what is so sad that being deceived, you cannot see God’s infallible Word is the Only Truth that will stand in judgement in the closing of this dispensation. Satan is a liar and a deceiver and he has come down with great wrath and cunning to cause man to lose faith in God and become lost forever when he is cast into the lake of fire. May God have mercy on all who believe the voice of deceiving spirits of this world culture and turn mankind away from their only hope, Jesus Christ, who was God in the flesh, suffered and shed His blood to save us all, every kindred, nation and tongue from our state of sin.
Church attendance in western nations is at an all-time low, even in America where allegedly faith has been stronger.
Obviously the judaized mainstream churches are very effective in turning people away from Christianity, so much so that I suspect it’s being done on purpose. People who turn away from Christ so easily perhaps didn’t have much faith to begin with, no?
Christians For Truth
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You are clearly a troll who has shown up here to create dissension and turn people away from the truth. We won’t speculate who you really are or what your game is, but it’s a waste of time, and your comments will no longer be posted. You’re not even good at what you do. (((Whoever))) trained you should be fired.
What does having a mixed ethnic background have to do with this? You could’ve just left that alone. Most people these days are mixed, do a DNA test. I have the same mix as him, Believer but not going to go where he did. Plenty of people fall away.
Same energy for this guy: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-don-t-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html
Christians For Truth
The first law given in the Bible is “kind after kind,” and there are numerous examples throughout the Scriptures, such as Ezra 9, where race mixing, often referred to as ‘fornication’ and ‘adultery’, or ‘taking wives of strange flesh’, as in Jude 1:7, depending on the context, is roundly condemned. Ezra not only divorces his non-Israelite wife, he also renounces the mixed-race ‘bastard’ children from that marriage.
And Deuteronomy confirms that children from mixed race marriages — that is, between Israelite and non-Israelites — cannot join their congregations: “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord.” (Deut 23:2). Look up in Strong’s concordance, and you will see that the Hebrew for ‘bastard’ here is a child from a mixed marriage.
And since Christ said He came only for the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel (Matt 15:24), and Jeremiah 31:31 confirms that the New Covenant will be only with the Israelites, you can clearly and safely conclude that, yes, NOT being mixed race is a very important factor here for Christians, and with Joshua Harris posing as a ‘Christian’ pastor.
We are not Israelites and not living under that law. Trying to justify your racism?
Christians For Truth
No, you are not an Israelite because you are admittedly mixed race, and therefore are not under the law. And yes, the true Israelites are still under the law–Christ said He came to fulfill the law (Matt 5:17). What He did away with were the rituals of the law (Romans 2:25)
If you know your Bible, you know that of all the people on Earth, God loved only the Israelites (Amos 3:2). Does that make God a “racist”? He had only one covenant with only one race of people (Jeremiah 31:31, Daniel 2:44), the direct descendants of Jacob/Israel aka the Twelve Tribes of Israel. That is indisputable. His new covenant would be only with those same people (Jeremiah 31:31). Does this make God a “racist”? Christ came only for those same Israelites (Matt 15:24, James 1:1). Does that make Christ a “racist”? How do God and Christ “justify” their “racism” in your eyes?
Your accusation of “racism” completely contradicts the word of God, but that’s exactly what His enemies have taught you to do:
“For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son” but only to Israelites? Tread softly, Gentile! You’re in error about the new covenant which anyone of any race, mixed or otherwise, can have thanks to Yeshua: Hebrews 8:6, Hebrews 8:13, Hebrews 9:15, Luke 22:20, 1 Corinthians 11:25, 2 Corinthians 3:6, Romans 8:1-39, etc
Anyway, Harris’ mixed race has absolutely NOTHING to do with him falling away from his beliefs. That’s 100% on his brain, heart and spirit. That you would make a connection of something he was born into is ridiculous.
Christians For Truth
All of the verses you cite from the NT are addressed only to Israelites. Your interpretation contradicts the passages that I previously cited, especially Jeremiah 31:31, which makes either God a liar or you a liar, and given that choice, I think we know who must be in error. One verse in the Bible cannot contradict another verse, and that’s exactly what your ‘universalist’ interpretation does.
You clearly don’t know what the term “gentile” actually means. It comes from the Greek word “ethnos” which means “race”
It does NOT mean non-Jew, as many Christians claim today. A “gentile” referred to a member of the Israelite race but who was not living under the Law, aka “the uncircumcised”.
And yes, being mixed race does explain some of Joshua Harris’s behavior because you cannot ‘serve two masters’. Mixed race people are often double minded and have higher levels of mental and emotional instability, according to many secular studies.
You’re a ieudomite. This is the line which God hates. This is the line which Christ cursed forever. The sin of adulteration has no propitiation because the line is “wicked.”
The former “Christian” pastor, Joshua Harris, has been seen attending his first LGBT Pride event as a newly single “gay divorcee”. What a “shock”:
This article is the perfect accompaniment for a lesson on Matthew 7:22-23 (KJV):
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
…he finds it “almost easier” to “contemplate throwing out all of Christianity than it is to keeping Christianity and adapting it in these different ways.”
Noone who has met their creator can just turn it off and walk away. It would cause an existential crisis. If he doesn’t have a gay lover on the side, then those kids had better have some intense supervision. Walking away from God, sexual perversion will take this guy one way or another.
One of the foundational ideas in Christianity is that we are NOT to conform to the world, but rather separate ourselves from it. If you love the world, you hate God. And as Christ said, “”If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”
AH HAH! Now it makes more sense! He is a *Bastard* and not a *Son*
He was only ‘playing Christian’ for a time, but sooner or later the black blossom of the tare comes out.
Just another American “franken-family”…..
Sadly, those children from that mixed marriage will grow up and “pass” as White or “White enough” and potentially destroy three more White families’ bloodlines. Race mixing has a snowball effect….
Cant say much more than what is in the article…other than the punishment for this type of thing appears to be greater than for the lifelong unbeliever.
God is not mocked.