Tag Archive: doubt

Are you doubting your faith, or do you know someone who is? C. Michael Patton, on his blog Credo House explains eight questions intended as a tool to help clarify the issue(s) of contention in the doubting person.

Follow this link to get at the questions: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/blog/2014/01/eight-diagnostic-questions-i-ask-of-those-who-are-doubting-their-faith/

Greg Koukl, in his October mentoring letter:2014-10-13 11.55.02

Some pastors think apologetics is window dressing, fine for those who like that sort of thing, but an extravagance, a non-essential. Agreed, not everyone will make a vocation of defending the faith. But sooner or later each Christian will be forced to face the harshest critic of all: his or her own inner doubts.

That’s right, the toughest opponent you’ll ever have to confront is you. Someone once said, “The heart cannot believe what the mind rejects.” This is also obvious. If you’re not confident the message of Scripture is true, you can’t put your trust in it even if you tried. Trust cannot be manufactured. Faith cannot be squeezed out by acts of sheer will.

However, if you get your hands on substantiating evidence—if you find out the facts and are equipped with compelling reasons—your confidence grows automatically, deepening and invigorating your faith.