Why I Am No Longer Christian – Walking Away From the Church

This is my first (and last?) video for Epochalypsis.

I haven’t written in a long time (3 months) and I thought I would try to explain why, and where I am at right now.

*Update: I am writing again and attending church. I still identify as a Follower of Christ, but I am still hesitant to adopt the full title of “Christian”.

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Romans 5
"18. Therefore just as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all, so one man's act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all.
19. For just as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous."


  1. Tracie Holladay says:

    Maybe, Trig, it’s not so much “Christianity” that is getting to you, but “Churchianity.”

    If that makes sense.

  2. I agree with you. A friend of mine writes:

    I often recall how my inner dissatisfaction and built up resistance towards our contemporary ‘man centred’ Gospel, ‘materialistic’ ‘pop culture’ Christianity and spiritually sterile ‘churchianity’ had produced in me a renewed quest for ‘spiritual reality”! – Andre Oosthuizen

    Modern Christianity has been reduced to a moral code of right and wrong. Of in and out and excuses to hate.

    A lot of my friends who have seen the reality of the Gospel, as God’s initiative are trying to redeem the term “Chrisitianity”. They want to redeem the system. I want to let the title of “Christian” go. I disagree with almost every single theology in mainstream Christianity. In fact, I realized I am actively against the goals of the church I was in a few months back. And they are, by most standards, pretty tolerant.

  3. Jeanette says:

    This made me cry. You know the same Jesus I do…

  4. Thank you so much for this powerful video. It showed me that I’m not alone out there, that there are other people who believe that the real Yeshua wasn’t at all about hell or sin, but about love.

    • Mandy, the “woman at the well” story is a good illustration to bring proportion to your blanket statement of what Jesus (Yeshua) was all about. I’ll be brief.

      In a real sense you are right. Jesus wasn’t focused on the Samaritan woman’s sin. But He also didn’t hesitate to point to it. He did so to ultimately point to her real thirst that she had futilely tried to satisfy in five failed relationships. Jesus offered her living water in a relationship with Him that would transform all her relationships.

      I believe this demonstrates part of the fire with which He burns all of us in this life and in our judgement–the pain that brings us inescapably face-to-face with the hurtful, unloving ways we favor ourselves above others and favor the ease of sin and personal gratification above the labor of love to which He calls us.

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