Mention the word "doubt" in most church groups and red flags begin to fly. Many Christians equate doubt with becoming sidetracked in the faith and, ultimately, unbelief. But is doubt really so dangerous to a person's spiritual life? How can doubt be used for good?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 5:11–14; Job 30:20–21; 42:1–6; Matthew 10:32–33, 13:13–15; 14:22–33; Mark 9:17–27; John 3:17–18, 20:24–29; 1 Corinthians 13:11; Hebrews 5:11–6:8; 1 John 4:1
• The Issue
DeVries describes the unbelief that occurs when we are angry at God for not doing what we ask. How can we benefit from doubting God's care for us?
What can happen when we become "too comfortable" with our faith? How can doubt revitalize our spiritual lives?
• The Scriptures
John 3:17–18: What are the clear-cut differences between belief and unbelief?
Read Hebrews 5:11–6:8. What does "milk" represent in this passage? What about "solid food"?
• The Application
Sample application questions:
Take a few moments to think about doubts you may be having right now. What aspects of God do your doubts concern? How are you dealing with your doubts? Are you beginning to resolve any of them?
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• The Deadly Sin, by Paul De Vries (May 1987, 11 printed pages)
Total number of pages – 11