“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” (Albert Einstein)
What if you believed everything you heard? Your head would be a soup of contradictory information and you wouldn’t know what to do with yourself. To question things is not to doubt them, necessarily. Reason, logic, and faith all go together, as well as questioning it.
Push yourself to think outside of your comfort zone. It is how we grow: to question things. Don’t let people tell you that questioning your faith is a bad thing. It almost enhances your faith when God puts his arms around you and tells you,
David Paul Tripp is a minister online, and in one of his “lectures” he mentions to resist doubt because doubt is of the devil, basically. What about Thomas in the Bible? He was a follower of Christ, he believed in him, and still did not believe. Here is the excerpt from John 20:24-29
24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
I wonder what Mr. Tripp has to say about this.
It is human nature to doubt. Look at Thomas. The only reason Thomas believed, I think, is because he saw Christ himself, saw the scars, the hands, the side. We believe things that we can see. If Thomas didn’t believe that it was He until he saw the hands and saw him in person, is toilsome in something that transcends time, space, everything – and no I’m not trying to quote or reference Dr. Who, though it would make sense here 🙂
But seriously, we believe in God the Father who is transcendent over time and space. He made space and time but he lives outside of it. It is sometimes so hard to believing in something omnipresent, omniscient, and every other thing He is.
So, remember sweeties, to question everything. What do you really believe?