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The Blogging Parson: The Doubting Believer I – Abram & Sarai

There are many Christians carrying on a silent struggle with doubt. In fact, there are many Christian leaders wrestling with doubt. Often, we find it difficult to share this with others. Sometimes this is because the nature of the doubt itself is hard to articulate. But mostly, this is because in a community which is supposed to be a believing community – that’s its very identity – to admit to doubt is to strike at the very core of what the community is. So, there is an element of shame associated with having doubts. There’s the feeling that I’ll be letting people down if I acknowledge these uncertainties…

Worse – the Christian community still operates with a definition of doubt that is chiefly intellectual. Doubts must be, the thinking goes, problems with the propositions of the Christian faith. I am struggling, we imagine the doubter saying, with believing in the virgin birth. And so our remedies for the problems of doubt are chiefly intellectual. Trouble believing in the resurrection? Well, here is some more proof that it occurred. Doubts about the Bible? Here’s an article to read proving it is the word of God…

via The Blogging Parson: The Doubting Believer I – Abram & Sarai.

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