I'm starting this topic to ask a question which came up in discussion under another post. Is it possible for a REAL Christian to become an apostate? I am including the whole spectrum here, from former believers who are quite belligerent and take pride in blaspheming the One they formerly believed in, to those souls who could no longer believe and be honest with themselves but would never dream of uttering blasphemy out of sensitivity and respect. You probably know people like this. They once did all the right things, fervently believed (it seemed), won souls, bore fruits of the spirit,etc. Then through an agonizing deconversion experience and various reasons found they could no longer believe. I am more interested in your gut feelings based on experiences with others you have had, not so much Scripture although that is welcome as well.