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.
Dr. Bart D. Ehrman has issues in several areas that drug him down from being a conservative evangelical Christian to an Agnostic and now an atheist. What can we learn from his missteps that led to his abandoning the faith?
‘An easy and elegant skepticism is the attitude expected of an educated adult.’—British Philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Skepticism is generally a questioning attitude or doubts towards one or more items of putative knowledge or belief or dogma. It is often directed at domains, such as the supernatural, morality, theism, or knowledge.
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 10:39 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Paul closes this section with serious confidence that they “are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed.” Today, true Christians live in a... 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 →
Hebrews 10:32-33 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 32 But remember the former days in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings, 33 partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated. Some Christians who have never suffered real affliction for their faith... 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 →