Breakup.

I feel like this Adele masterpiece is a good breakup song.  For me and Evangelicalism.

You had my heart and soul in your hand.  But you played it to the beat (or was it beating)…

Beat violence leads to atonement

Beat certainty of beliefs and doctrines mean salvation security (Fuck you, Calvinism)

Beat Jesus needed to die because of me and my sinful nature, which I was born with (Fuck you, Penal Substitution Atonement Theory)

Beat Sex before marriage is sinful

Beat But when you’re married, it will be wonderful and holy (PSA: lies)

Beat Being gay is a lifestyle and sinful (I’m sorry)

Beat Pray more when you’re depressed and anxious (Do you even know what anxiety is?)

Beat Everyone is welcome and celebrated, but [insert narrow biblical interpretation here]

Beat Millions of people go to hell without believing this specific set of doctrines about Jesus and God

Beat Conversion means YOU are making disciples for Jesus.  (But you’re good.  You’ve got certainty)

Beat  Beating Beating Beating Beating Beating     Beat     Beat    Beat

“There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch, and it’s bringing me out the dark
Finally, I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out, and I’ll lay your shit bare
See how I’ll leave with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do
There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch, and it’s bringing me out the dark”