Dealing With Doubt
Michael Gleghorn — Have you ever doubted your faith? We all have doubts from
time to time. We may doubt that our boss really hit a hole-in-one at the
golf course last weekend, or that our best friend really caught a fish
as big as the one he claimed to catch, or that the strange looking guy on that
light night TV show was really abducted by alien beings from a distant
galaxy! Sometimes the things we doubt aren’t really that important, but other
times they are. And the more important something is to us, the more personally
invested we are in it, the scarier it can be to start having doubts about it. So
when Christians begin to have doubts about something as significant as the truth
of their Christian faith, it’s quite understandable that this might worry or
even frighten them.
Reflecting on this issue in The Case for Faith, Lee
For many Christians, merely having
doubts of any kind can be scary. They wonder whether their questions disqualify
them being a follower of Christ. They feel insecure because they’re not sure
whether it’s permissible to express uncertainty about God, Jesus, or the Bible.
So they keep their questions to themselves—and inside, unanswered, they grow
and fester . . . until they eventually succeed in choking out their faith.
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|MEET THE AUTHOR
"Have you ever wrestled with doubts about your Christian faith? I know I have! Whether it's dealing with some nagging doubt about a particular Christian doctrine, or seriously struggling with doubts about the goodness or love of God, all Christians who are seriously engaged with their faith will periodically have to confront the Goliath of doubt. That's why I wrote this program. I wanted to assure my fellow believers that such doubts are normal, as well as offer some practical steps that can help us slay (or at least seriously cut down to size) this taunting giant."
Michael is a research associate with Probe Ministries. After earning a B.A. in psychology from Baylor University and a Th.M. in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he is back at DTS pursuing
more suffering a Ph.D. in theology. The joy of Michael's life is his wife Hannah, their daughter and their brand new baby boy.
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We live in a world that has dramatically changed its view of truth. Kerby Anderson examines the impact of the worldview of postmodernism and the ethical system of relativism in our society and inside the church.
The Enlightenment and Belief in God
The skepticism and relativism seen in our society today didn't just pop up out of nowhere. They received new life during the era of the Enlightenment. Rick provides an overview of this important period.
Probe Answers Your Questions:
"Help! My Doubts Scare Me!"
"I Struggle With Doubts"
"My Teacher Is Encouraging Me to Question My Beliefs"
"Will I Go to Hell For My Doubts?"