Wrestling with God Show

Wrestling with God Show

Ep40 Doubt Can Be a Virtue

November 30, 2020

Father Len reveals how doubts and questions about how God works in the world lead to wisdom and faith.

Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom

Father Len explains the difference between doubt that is healthy and holy and doubt that is not healthy or holy.
True faith is believing in a God of love and impossibilities.
Doubt can be a blessing or a curse. Doubt about how God is working in your life and why is a blessing. Doubt about God’s love and your relationship with God is a curse.
“Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.” – Paul Tillich
“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” – Francis Bacon
Doubt can be a great friend of the truth.
Real learning occurs when we allow doubts and questions to arise.
The Greek word for doubt means two separate views. So, doubt is being torn apart by seeing two opposite things and trying to reconcile them.
“Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” – Khalil Gibran
Jesus allows and encourages people to challenge and question him throughout the Bible. Jesus is comfortable with questions because he wants them to lead to wisdom and certainty.
“People should question what’s going on in the world, question church authority, but not question that they’re in an unbreakable relationship with God.” – Father Len