A Healthy Skepticism

This weekend all Christ’s followers remembered his death and resurrection once again. Yet the world at large retains its smothering skepticism about our claims that he is risen. We can hardly be surprised. Even his forewarned disciples doubted the first reports of an empty tomb as when Jesus scolded two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus: “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!” (Luke 24:25 ESV). Thomas, too, had his doubts in John 20:24-28: “Unless I see . . . I will never believe.”

Let me raise a question then. Is doubt a function of sin—always to be avoided—or does it have a proper role to play in the lives of growing Christians? The answer is “yes”—or, to be clearer, “both”. But we need to distinguish the object of our doubt: does our doubt question God and his goodness? Or does it doubt those who question God and his goodness?

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