Originally posted by LemonJello
thanks much for your replies.
from what i gather, you generally endorse the notion that doubt is not inherently detrimental; additionally, god would also exhibit some measure of tolerance toward the doubts you harbor.
however, it ...[text shortened]... ed' makes an assumption that said belief is sufficiently genuine.
I honestly believe that God knows our frame, what we are made of
and because of that God knows how far we are able to go.
Let me ask your view on a passage of scripture of the O.T. do you
think they are expressing doubt, at least in what was going to happen
13 Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, 14 and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? 15 Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?"
16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."
I believe that God deals in only one thing, truth. Being authentic is
very important, we can be mistaken, but at times our mistakes can
be honest ones, while other times we may actively seek to make sure
that our positions are guaranteed solid even if they are not, which
is not authentic or honest; choosing to ignore that which questions
our ‘truth’ and so on. Doubt can be there yet it simply is a matter of
not being sure what is to come, or why. Just as the people in this
passage, they were standing in the face of death not knowing what
God would do; which means they could have had doubt about what
was about to happen, yet in the face of it they were going to be
My doubt at times is normally about me or what is going to happen,
not so much God, I count on God being who He is, and that He keeps
His promises. I hope that makes sense.