When Caleb Kaltenbach joined a Bible study in high school, his intention was to disprove the Bible. But he ended up following the God he had been taught hated him, Christian Today reports.
Kaltenbach, who is now a pastor at Discovery Church in Simi Valley, California, told The Blaze how, despite being put off Christianity from a young age, he became a Christian while attempting to “dismantle” biblical arguments. When he was two, his parents divorced and both came out as a gay. Kaltenbach’s mum and her new partner wanted him to “experience the LGBT community”, he told The Church Boys podcast.
As he attended LGBT parades or events as a young child, he witnessed Christians carrying signs saying, “Jesus has no room for you” or “God hates you.”
“If that wasn’t offensive enough,” Kaltenbach said, “they were spraying water and urine on everyone.” “I remember looking at mum as a young kid and being confused. I asked her, ‘mum why are they acting like this?’ “‘Well Caleb,’ she replied, ‘they are Christians and Christians hate gay people.'”
When Kaltenbach was invited by a friend to a Bible study in high school, he decided to go along, disguised as a Christian in order to disprove the Bible. However, at Bible study he learned about the love and grace of Christ and decided to follow Jesus.
The story goes on to say his parents attended his church and gave their lives to the Lord.