The first deaf person to ever work as an undercover investigator for the FBI said this week that Justin Vollmar, the deaf ex-preacher who recently revealed he’s now an atheist, “is spiritually dead” and never truly knew God.
In a written response issued to The Christian Post, Sue Thomas, 64, spoke out directly to the deaf community, sharing her faith in Jesus and painting a sharp contrast to Vollmar’s public repudiation of Christianity.
“For this deaf man who has made your post to bear no witness unto Him, my heart is saddened,” Thomas wrote. “The deaf man screams that there is no God. Well, he never knew Him. He is spiritually dead and he is deaf as a stone to the voice of a living God.”
Thomas also told the Post that Christians need to do more to reach the deaf community. She highlighted her own personal experience, detailing her life-long struggles to accept her disability.
Deaf since the age of 18 months, Thomas described her anger and frustration with God over her inability to hear — something that drove her to eventually leave the FBI and attend seminary.
“The rage became so over-powering that I left the FBI to search for God. It was a search that would take me to Columbia Bible College and Seminary in South Carolina where it is known today as Columbia International University,” she wrote.
Thomas continued, “Most people go to seminary to become pastors, missionaries, teachers or counselors. I did not. I went to seminary for one purpose – to find God and to make Him confess, He made a mistake.”
In the end, Thomas said that, at age 35, God gave her the peace she had been looking for. Read her entire story here.
Vollmar, a former Christian pastor known for releasing Bible-based sign-language videos on YouTube, made national news in recent days after announcing that he’s now an atheist. In a recent op-ed for CNN, he offered an in-depth recap of his journey into non-belief.
(H/T: The Christian Post)
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