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Doubt Is not Sin. It Is Temptation.

June 15, 2023

Doubt Is not Sin. It Is Temptation.

How does a struggling believer find reassurance? Daniel Yoder discusses four categories of doubt: factual, philosophical, emotional and volitional. In dealing with any of these we need to investigate the truth.  The power is not in the strength of our faith but in the power of God in whom we have faith. Based on Romans 10, Daniel calls us to reconfirm our confession of Christ as Lord and submission to his Lordship. Whether or not we are bothered by doubt we should be regularly examining ourselves to see if we are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13). How do we examine ourselves? Daniel gives three suggestions for self-examination.

  1. Do I believe in Jesus?
  2. Am I obeying Jesus?
  3. Am I learning to know Jesus better?

Books mentioned:

In Two Minds by Os Guiness

Dealing with Doubt by Gary Habermas

Episode Guest Info

Daniel Yoder

Daniel Yoder, his wife Heidi, and their two-year-old foster son live in Elnora, IN. Daniel teaches various courses at Elnora Bible Institute, including in the Bible, theology, history, and apologetics departments. While he enjoys studying a wide range of subjects, the field of Christian apologetics is of particular interest to him.

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Episode Host

Marlin Sommers

Marlin and Meredith live with their five precious children in southeast Tennessee. Marlin has been trained in philosophy and carpentry, and enjoys pushing into other areas, such as mechanics and biblical Greek. Marlin works at Kingdom Channels and Anabaptist Perspectives in finance, communications, and other roles that are harder to describe. He is slowly endeavoring to put his public brain on his website marlin.work.

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