Have you ever doubted the truth of Christianity?
If you’ve never had a single doubt, you’re either the holiest person alive, or you’re not being completely honest. Whether you’re a longtime Christian who is troubled by doubts about your faith or somebody curious about Christianity but unsure if its claims are true, be assured that asking tough questions about God and the Bible is a healthy activity. When we ask honest questions and keep our ears and minds open to receive the answers, our faith is strengthened.
But knowing that doubt is normal doesn’t answer your questions, does it? Below are some resources from around the Gospel.com community that talk about questioning faith and experiencing doubt. Browse through these links, and you’ll soon see that you’re not the only person who’s asked tough questions about Christianity!
- Questioning Faith: Got questions about the Christian faith? Questioning Faith is an ongoing discussion about faith that tries to answer the tough questions about God and Christianity. Browse through their discussion archives to see the different topics they’ve addressed.
- Where is God? Dealing with Depression and Doubt: This discussion from Revive Our Hearts Radio looks at the doubt experienced by one of the most respected figures in the Bible: King David.
- Tough Questions (And Some Answers): Faith Facts takes a look at some of the most common challenges to Christianity—questions like How do I know the Bible is true? and How can God let bad things happen?
We’ll note other resources about faith and doubt as the week goes on. For now, let’s close with a short clip about the value of doubt from Questioning Faith:
Without doubt there could be no real faith. Indeed, Christianity is a religion that speaks openly of the kind of doubts and questions you mention. Adam and Eve started us out with matters of doubt and unbelief. Sarah doubted God as did Job and the psalmistâ€”repeatedly so. Jesus responded to his disciplesâ€™ doubts, most notably Peter and Thomas. Paul offers more than hints of his own doubts, but he also speaks of the incredible sense of confidence that comes by exercising faith.
So go forth… and ask your tough questions!