The members of Hawk Nelson are speaking out after the Christian rock band's lead singer, Jon Steingard, announced he no longer believes in God.Steingard's bandmates Daniel Biro, Micah Kuiper and David Niacaris say their mission is to "inspire and encourage all people with the truth that God is FOR them and not against them."
"God is still FOR Jon & he still matters," they add. "Why? Because that truth doesn’t change just because we question it."
The statement continues to say everyone is "called to Love one another unconditionally" and that people "should also encourage and challenge one another" on issues of faith. "How we treat one another when they are at a different stage in their journey based on their life experiences is part of a bigger conversation," it says.