Award-Winning Christian Group Admits They Don't Take Bible Literally

"No more ability to believe these things than…Santa Clause [sic] or to not believe in gravity."

Michael and Lisa Gungor, from the award-winning Christian group Gungor, who write popular worship songs, admitted in a blog post that they don't believe the Bible literally anymore. Pointing to the story of creation, Adam and Eve, and The Flood in Genesis, the pair now say they have "no more ability to believe these things than…Santa Clause [sic] or to not believe in gravity."

For Gungor, they have decided to "find some values in them as stories" rather than view them as literal history. The one thing that remains in their belief system is God's Son, Jesus. Perhaps not- here is what they say about him in their blog:

So you believe in God? So what. You believe Jesus was the Son of God that will someday come again to reconcile all things? Big deal. So do most serial killers.

Jesus didn't have a problem believing in The Flood. They must have missed that part. Here is what he said in Luke 17:

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 

According to WorldMag.com, Michael Gungor spoke with the Oakland Press and explained that in 2012, he lost his "metaphysic." This newfound viewpoint has culminated in a new collection of EPs titled The Liturgists. One individual release in the collection is titled God Our Mother with the intent of proclaiming: "To know only God the Father would be like only knowing daytime, and never knowing night.” It is stated that there is an extended track where they repeat the phrase, "God is my father," then continue with "God is not my father," and finally, "God is not, not my father" -- a practice of Apophatic theology where one explains God by negation.

In the end, Gungor writes:

What do I believe? Look at my life. That’s what I believe. And that’s the kind of belief I’m interested in for my friends as well. I don’t care so much about what their words and unconscious assumptions are (even though that can make for some enjoyable pub conversation). I care about what kind of lives they live. Do they believe IN the underdog, or do they BELIEVE in the underdog? Do they believe in loving their neighbor or do they believe by loving their neighbor?

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