Doubt is thus an integral part of each person’s belief system, since it is impossible for anyone to believe or disbelieve with complete certainty all propositions of which he or she is aware. Yet in spite of the natural occurrence of doubt in human cognition, many people view doubt as a negative mindset to be avoided if at all possible.
Christians have a “helper” that was there for the first-century Christians. These early Christians received an outpouring of Holy spirit on 33 A.D. at Pentecost. This spirit of God moved them to speak in many tongues “Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.” (Acts 2:11) This,... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 12:3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 For consider the one who endured such hostility by sinners against himself, so that you will not grow weary in your souls and give up. As we reflect on our own hardships, we need to assess carefully the endurance of Jesus. He endured hostility from sinners that reached... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 3:12-13 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, heart of unbelief, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the... Continue Reading →
Is your faith genuine? Is it the kind of faith that shrinks every time there is a difficulty in your life? Or, is your faith strong, having been built on deep research into God’s Word? Is your faith strong enough to carry you through to the end? – Matthew 24:13. The apostle Paul, writing to... Continue Reading →
When we consider Abraham and Sarah, we might feel like he had good reasons for doubting. God had said he was to be the father of many nations, and things were certainly not going as planned. However, Abraham "did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead... Continue Reading →
Certainly, we are on the safe side of things, if we honestly, humbly examine the facts of any situation, to arrive at the truth. However, this is not the same as, allowing unfounded, destructive doubts to grow in our minds and heart, doubts that can ruin our firmly established beliefs and relationships.
Most of us can conclude that not all doubts are bad. If we were considering something where we did not have all of the facts, we would want to hold off on accepting it, until we are sure. We hear the mantra in the different Christian denominations today, “Don’t be afraid – just believe.” (Mark 5:36) Some feel that faith is merely believing and doubting nothing at all. This is very naïve, dangerous, and deceptive.