Many of the doubts we've studied in this series have to do with problems believers face getting started in the Christian life. We saw that sometimes they never lay a proper foundation of understanding. Because they never established a "why" for their faith, they never had a good "why not" for their doubts.
Sometimes they never make a clean break with patterns of thought and behavior they entrenched long before they were converted. Their newly professed faith in Jesus seems weak and diluted because it never took hold in a renewed mind - just a patched mind, divided by a sterile mix of old and new affections and priorities. And a double-minded faith will never be strong, no matter how much religion gets squirted over the top.
But this week, and last, we're concentrating on particular forms of doubt that arise after faith is professed. These are what we could call "maintenance doubts" rather than "start-up doubts." Today we're looking at doubts that come from a lack of growth.
Rev. Don Horban - July 24, 2016
Rev. Don Horban - July 03, 2016