Despite Doubt: Sunday Night Series starts 2/23/2014

“In a world that says faith is all about taking risks – leaping into uncharted territory and expecting everything to be okay – many Christians struggle with the concept of walking by faith. How can you have confidence in God and follow His will when everyone around you is placing so much emphasis on doubt and the unknown as the driving force of faith?” – From the back cover of Despite Doubt.

Everybody doubts; Christians, Atheists, scholars, students, pastors, even you. What do we do with those doubts? Are they beneficial or harmful? Are they essential for faith or do they hinder it? If you’re troubled by doubts, how do put them to bed?

On February 23 we will start a new series addressing these questions with the aid of GRTS professor Mike Wittmer’s new book Despite Doubt. The series will take place during our Sunday Night Bible Study hour, from 6:00 – 7:00, every Sunday night for the next three months.

The class will address two categories of doubt. The first half of the series will address doubts about the truth of Christian doctrine – the existence of God, the truthfulness of the Bible, the person of Jesus, etc. The second half of the series will address doubts about salvation such as “Am I really saved?” and “How can I know I’m really saved?”

Throughout, we’ll examine the more general topic of doubt. Is doubt necessary for faith? Is faith something that exists despite knowledge or because of knowledge? What is the relationship between doubt, faith, belief, and unbelief? What can we know? What can’t we know? What does it mean to walk by faith?

The class will be discussion oriented. Feel free to bring your doubts and struggles. We’ll do our best to make this a safe environment for honest discussion. I hope that this class will help you clarify and strengthen your faith. I hope to see you there.


Bert DeVries said:

Satan has a double edged sword.  The two edges of his blade are doubt and discouragement.  It’s why we to wear need the Helmet of Salvation.

02/08/14 at 1:48 pm

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