Faith and Doubt…

Posted: June 11, 2014 in Pastor Posts

I am a pastor who struggles with doubt (Insert GASP here)…But doubt has lead to a lot of personal and spiritual growth in my life and also understanding on how to help others who struggle with doubt. It’s important that we realize that doubt is not the opposite of faith. Doubt is not the same as unbelief. The church needs to be place where we can be open and honest about our doubts. The Scriptures are full of people who struggled with doubt, often the “heroes” of the faith (Genesis 12, Job 14:19-20, Psalm 13:1-6, John 20:24-28, Mark 9:24, Matthew 11:1-15, etc.), but also reveals a God who can handle His peoples doubts and offers comfort and peace to those who earnestly seek Him.

Here is one of the best sermons I’ve heard on the topic by Dr. Bobby Conway. Check it out if you have ever struggled with doubt: 

I also recommend “The Thomas Factor” by Dr. Gary Habermas which can be read for free here: http://www.garyhabermas.com/books/thomas_factor/thomas_factor.htm

Lastly, here is a great article by Dr. Mike Licona on dealing with doubt as a Christian: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/dealing-with-doubt1

If these three men, who have doctorates and are some of the leading Christian apologists and scholars in the world, can admit their struggles with doubt then hopefully we can to. But, thankfully they not only admit their struggles but also offer advice and wisdom on how God has helped them overcome their doubts.

I hope these things are as helpful to you as they were to me!

Written by Pastor Ben

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