JD Greear Criticizes the Way Churches Treat Depressed Christians; Explains What Believers Need

from ChristianPost.com

Megachurch Pastor J.D. Greear has criticized the positivity-only way some churches handle depressed Christians, explaining that believers need to know God is with them through their pain.

“Sometimes, I think we can be too quick with our answers in church: ‘Are you feeling sad? Life got you down? Well, that can’t be from God! Just pop on some K-love, ’cause everything in the Christian life should be positive and encouraging all the time,'” Greear wrote on his website Monday.

“But when you are experiencing depression, you don’t need a quick encouragement. You need a God who walks through pain with you,” he added.

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