After Steingard's Instagram post, his bandmates Hawk Nelson, Daniel Biro, Micah Kuiperand David NiacarisThey released a statement praising him for being honest about his feelings and saying that his mission to "inspire and encourage all people with the truth that God is FOR them and not against them" will continue.
In terms of their personal profiles, the other members have been inactive on social media for quite a while - a point that may suggest Steingard previously informed them of his newfound opinion.
They added that they encouraged everyone to love one another and that the people should also, time and again, challenge themselves as well as each other on the issues of faith.
Canadian born singer and songwriter, Jonathan Steingard has shared a lingering thought that has been troubling him over the years on his faith as a Christian.
In his nine-slide Instagram post, Steingard spoke about his battle to believe that the Bible is the "perfect word of God" as transcribed through the divine inspiration of a collection of human individuals.
Nevertheless, the majority of the reactions to Steingard's renouncement was confronted with kind and reassuring words that ultimately manifested the kind of unconditional love that Jesus had shown for us. These are the questions that we each must ask and explore.
Jonathan Steingard of the musical group Hawk Nelson performs onstage during the 3rd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on May 31, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. "No power in the sky above or in the earth below - indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord". "It has been more of pulling on the threads of a sweater and one day discovering there was no more sweater left", he stated.
He also appeared to suggest he would leave Hawk Nelson due to his new beliefs. "I know this means giving it up voluntarily", he said.
The band's frontman shared his thoughts in an Instagram post on Wednesday in which he thanked fans for their "love and support" as well as sharing their "beautiful" and "tragic" stories about their own experiences with their beliefs and also answered numerous questions he said he has since been inundated with since making his revelation.
Steingard said he participated in the aforementioned events even though sometimes he felt "uncomfortable".
"I certainly couldn't say for certain that God isn't there". I'd prefer if he was. "It's just that everything I've experienced, everything I've read, and everything I've discussed with friends and family leads me to a place where I can't honestly say I believe. Continuing to say nothing about that was beginning to feel dishonest".
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