Doubt

Recommended Reading on Assurance and the Person and Work of Christ

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of doubt and how to deal with it with the help of the promises found in God’s Word and godly people. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer...

Doubt and the Promises of God An Interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick

Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Along with her husband, Phil, Elyse is a member of Valley...

Doubt and the Authority of Scripture An Interview with Dr. Josh Moody

Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton. He is a pastor, author, conference speaker (Moody Founders Week, Basics Conference), and college campus speaker (Yale University, University of Illinois, Durham University,...

Doubting Your Doubts

Is the Bible really true? Does God actually hear my prayers? Can I genuinely be forgiven? Will I...

How Susie Spurgeon Dealt with Doubt

How Susie Spurgeon Dealt with Doubt

“Because the LORD loved you.” (Deuteronomy 7:8) Doubts and questions often cloud our joy by covering up the rays of clarity. Doubts may come from outside (the world and Satan), but more often they well up inside of us—especially those of us who are prone to timidity...

Is This a Dream? Engaging Today’s Cultural Reality with Hope

Is This a Dream? Engaging Today’s Cultural Reality with Hope

If we shadows have offended, Think but this (and all is mended) That you have but slumbered here, While these visions did appear. –Puck’s Epilogue, A Midsummer’s Night Dream It was only a dream. This is how Shakespeare decided to reconcile the chaos he created in the...

Anti-Intellectualism, Doubt, and the Christian Mind

Anti-Intellectualism, Doubt, and the Christian Mind

Often, it’s thought in our secular culture that Christians are anti-intellectual. They believe this because often Christians give the impression that they have “blind faith” with nothing to intellectually back it up. I say give the impression not to suggest that...

Counseling Doubters

Counseling Doubters

You do not have to be a counselor to be well acquainted with doubt. At some point doubt plagues all of us and we engage with doubters as we journey with others in the ups and downs of life. As a counselor I deal with this issue of doubt all the time and in this short...

Face Your Doubt, Then Fight It

Face Your Doubt, Then Fight It

One of the hard things about struggling with doubt is this accompanying second-hand problem—where you are not only feeling doubts, but you're feeling guilty for feeling doubts. The Bible never says that doubt is a good thing—because faith trusts. But, on the other...

Helping Counsel Those with Anxiety and Doubt

Helping Counsel Those with Anxiety and Doubt

When Christ saved me from legalism and led me a saving knowledge of Him, tendrils of legalism remained wrapped on me. Every sin I caught myself in was further ammunition I used against any assurance of salvation I had. As I stood worshipping alongside my friends at my...