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If I really believe, why do I have these doubts?

hope for those who feel they will never measure up to other Christians" faith

by Lynn Anderson

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Published by Bethany House Publishers in Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Faith.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-191).

    StatementLynn Anderson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4637 .A63 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination191 p. ;
    Number of Pages191
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1710774M
    ISBN 10155661182X
    LC Control Number92012685
    OCLC/WorldCa25675623

    Doubts and questions: it all depends what you do with them. For some people, doubts are enough reason to disbelieve. For others, they’re a problem to avoid. But I have found doubts can be a gateway to a new understanding. I don’t expect to understand everything, so I don’t worry too much when I don’t.   That is because they do not want to believe. On the other hand, the honest skeptic will change, when presented with the facts. That is because they had truthful and heartfelt questions about God and His Word. There in absolutely nothing wrong with that. I would encourage you to doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs.

      Having doubts when making major decisions is beyond normal — which is why we should feel safer voicing them aloud. After all, as we found from . They aren’t really interested in finding answers to their questions or having their faith grow; their doubts are simply an excuse to keep away from God. But others grow through their doubts. They take seriously Jesus’ promise to His disciples: “Seek and you will find” (Luke ).

      Distinguish between reasonable and unreasonable doubts. In questioning your doubts, you may find some of them are unreasonable. Reasonable doubts are based on the probability that you are trying to do something beyond your capabilities. Ask yourself if your task is similar to something you have already done before, especially if that last task required you to grow. If it is, then you don't need toViews: K.   I was really struggling, and I eventually started to sense that these doubts were an attack by Satan, meant to cripple my faith. And his attack was working because, although I was beginning to believe these doubts were unfounded, I still couldn’t banish them. Until I turned to the Bible.


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If I really believe, why do I have these doubts? by Lynn Anderson Download PDF EPUB FB2

While this book didn't bring me alot of new insights into why we doubt, there were a few. It's main value was as a reminder and thoughtful outline of these issues. It would be of particular value to those who have yet to ponder the source and reason of their doubts.

To those who have, it provides a good resource for rethinking these issues/5(9). If I Really Believe, Why Do I Have These Doubts.

- Kindle edition by Anderson, Dr. Lynn, Anderson, Dr Lynn. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading If I Really Believe, Why Do I Have These Doubts?/5(9). • If I really believe, why do I have all these nagging doubts.

And that's the second reason I am writing -- to connect with your doubts. In the years since I first summoned the courage to speak honestly and openly about my faith struggles, all sorts of people have come out of the woodwork -- many of them conscientious, churchgoing people Pages: If I Really Believe is eleven chapters long and divided into four parts.

Part one (chapters ) paints a picture of the different manifestations of doubt that may crop up in a believer’s life, exposes the origins of doubt, and cautions against certain methods of pursuing faith that the author refers to as “blind alleys.”4/5.

If I really believe, why do I have all these nagging doubts. And that’s the second reason I am writing—to connect with your doubts. In the years since I first summoned the courage to speak honestly and openly about my faith struggles, all If I really believe of people have come out of the woodwork—many of them conscientious, churchgoing people—and.

Faith is the most fundamentally important aspect of following Christ. Yet there are times in every believer's life when the inevitable question arises in the heart and works its way to the soul: If I really believe, why do I have doubts.

The question may have been planted by tragedy or trial. It may have been ignited by rejection or : If I Really Believe, Why Do I Have These Doubts.

by Dr. Lynn Anderson Dr. - Faith is the most fundamentally important aspect of following Christ. Yet there are Released on: Ap For anyone who experiences a lapse of faith—here are the answers you seek.

Faith is the most fundamentally important aspect of following Christ. Yet there are times in every believer's life when the inevitable question arises in the heart and works its way to the soul: If I really believe, why do I have these doubts.

The question may have been planted by tragedy or trial. These are the doubts raised by the Da Vinci Code, the so-called Gospel of Judas, and the controversies stirred by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and other contemporary apostles of atheism.

Second, there are spiritual doubts. These tend to be the doubts of those inside the church. Am I really a Christian. Have I truly believed. ‘Lord these are the doubts I have.’ ‘These are the questions I have.’ ‘This is what I wrestle with, this the area that I am struggling with.’ There’s confidence that He’s not going to turn his back and walk the other way and be disgusted by that.

But He’s going to reach out to you and say. Second, there are spiritual doubts. These tend to be the doubts of those inside the church. Am I really a Christian. Have I truly believed. Why is it so hard to pray.

Why do I still feel guilty. Why is it taking me so long to get better. Third, there are circumstantial doubts. This is the largest category because it encompasses all the “whys.

Faith is the most fundamentally important aspect of following Christ. Yet there are times in every believer's life when the inevitable question arises in the heart and works its way to the soul: If I really believe, why do I have these doubts. The question may have been planted by tragedy or trial.

It may have been ignited by rejection or Released on: Ap I believe, but I still have questions. For years, Christians who experienced doubt were shamed into hiding questions instead of asking them. But If you don’t ask, you don’t get an answer.

And without answers, questions grow into lingering doubts, which push us. Faith is the most fundamentally important aspect of following Christ. Yet there are times in every believer's life when the inevitable question arises in the heart and works its way to the soul: If I really believe, why do I have these doubts.

The question may have been planted by tragedy or trial. It may have been ignited by rejection or Format: Ebook.

First, we often think that, in order to believe something, we have to be percent certain about it. Copan notes that even most philosophers do not operate on the idea of absolute certainty.

doubts. These are doubts most often raised by those outside the Christian faith. Is the Bible the Word of God. Is Jesus the Son of God. Did he really rise from the dead. Is Jesus really the only way to heaven.

Second, there are spiritual doubts. These tend to be the doubts of those inside the church. Am I really a Christian. Have I truly believed. When you love someone madly, the last thing you expect is to entertain doubts about the strength of your oning seems contrary to commitment.

Even if you do so privately, inside your own mind—in the midst of a sleepless night, while jogging, or showering—it can feel like a serious betrayal. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Discussion questions included." Description: xii, pages ; 23 cm.

Get this from a library. If I really believe, why do I have these doubts?: hope for those who feel they will never measure up to other Christians' faith. [Lynn Anderson] -- Christian Library of.

If these doubts sound familiar, talk to someone you trust, a good friend, call a support hotline, or to talk to a counselor or coach who can help you understand what you are dealing with and what. Doubt in relationships – a sudden fear or uncertainty about the person we are with – is inevitable and not necessarily a bad sign.

Doubts can feel a shock as they tend to first surface when the high of falling in love is infiltrated by the truth that you are not. On the one hand, I think I have to accept that there really is only so much I can do.

I can try to live a healthy lifestyle and do what I can to work with my symptoms to have a full life.Let me end by giving you four steps to overcome doubt. These are the steps that have helped Lynn Anderson and lots of others. First, choose to believe. Make the choice to believe, even though you still have doubts and tons of unanswered questions.

Based on the evidence you have, make the decision to believe God. Second, go where faith is.