Hillsong’s worship writer Marty Sampson,who recently revealed he is “genuinely losing” his faith, has clarified that he hasn’t “renounced” his Christianity, but is nevertheless is on an “incredibly shaky ground.”
Sampson who is known for writing lyrics for Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United, Delirious and Young & Free, responded to a Christian Post titled “Reaching out to a Hillsong leader who is renouncing his faith.”
Sampson who has been with the worship team at Hillsong since he was 16, admitted he’s “struggling with many parts of the belief system that seem so incoherent with common human morality. He wrote.
Despite his long history with Hillsong Church, Sampson emphasized his thoughts are his own and do not represent any church, stating;
“If anything all I have ever received from Hillsong is support and the opportunity to follow my own mind, and they have always taught what I perceive to be sound Pentecostal doctrine.
“You cannot have well-educated opinions without educating yourself well,” he concluded. “This is a window into my thought processes at the present time.”
Responding to a comment on whether he really is seeking answers or is just making excuses, Sampson said, “I really do want answers. I don’t want judgement. If it comes however, who am I to judge?”
Sampson made headlines after announcing in a since-deleted post on Instagram,
“I’m genuinely losing my faith, and it doesn’t bother me. Like, what bothers me now is nothing. I am so happy now, so at peace with the world. It’s crazy.
Why is the Bible full of contradictions? No one talks about it. How can God be love yet send four billion people to a place, all ‘coz they don’t believe? No one talks about it,”.
The “All I Need Is You” writer said he’s “not in” anymore and desires “genuine truth.
Not the ‘I just believe it’ kind of truth.Science keeps piercing the truth of every religion. Lots of things help people change their lives, not just one version of God.
Got so much more to say, but for me, I keeping it real. Unfollow if you want, I’ve never been about living my life for others.
All I know is what’s true to me right now, and Christianity just seems to me like another religion at this point,” he concluded.
Sampson has both written and sang worship songs with various Hillsong legends from Darlene Zschech to Joel Houston and Brooke Ligertwood. Some of his most recent popular songs include “Forever” and “Came to My Rescue.”