Faith and Doubt

Faith and Doubt

For example, when you pray that your child will be healed and your child recovers after going to the doctor, you can either believe that God used medicine to heal your child, or you can believe that you didn't need God at all.

Author: Steve Brown

Publisher: New Growth Press

ISBN: 9781942572367

Category: Religion

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You made a commitment to Jesus (or maybe you didn't), but now you are questioning everything. Is there a God? Are you really forgiven and accepted for Jesus's sake? It sounds too good to be true. And if the Bible really is true and Jesus really did rise from the dead, how come you don’t feel any different? Steve Brown, a preacher, pastor, and radio broadcaster, has experienced all of the same kinds of doubts and questions. He gently uncovers for you some reasons we doubt and how to step into the rest of faith. All Christians experience doubt, admitting your questions and turning to God will renew your hope and faith.
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If I Really Believe Why Do I Have These Doubts

If I Really Believe  Why Do I Have These Doubts

And then I made what was for me—and has been for many others before me—a pivotal discovery: Mature faith usually doesn't happen all at once, and it does not have to look exactly alike in all believers. Like physical and emotional ...

Author: Dr. Lynn Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451604777

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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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. It may have been ignited by rejection or heartbreak. It may even be as simple as an intellectual burr that can't be shaken. If you or someone you know is asking this question, this book will bring help and hope to every heart in search of a deeper faith.
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Theological doubts or An inquiry into the divine institution of the priestly office as now exercised among Christians interspersed with a defence of the one personality of the Supreme Being from the attack of William Burgh Esq in his Scriptural confutation By a layman Second edition Edited by a layman

Theological doubts  or  An inquiry into the divine institution of the priestly office as now exercised among Christians  interspersed with a defence of the one personality of the Supreme Being  from the attack of William Burgh  Esq   in his    Scriptural confutation     By a layman  Second edition     Edited by a layman

To put all this , beyond , even the shadow of doubt , I shall produce the paramount authority of Jesus Christ ; the chosen restorer of right reason , the pattern and preacher of pure and generous morals . It is contained , in his answer ...

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ISBN: BL:A0020259999

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The Soul of Doubt

The Soul of Doubt

noted, “Paul concludes that God is the God of all nations, that is, God is equally well-disposed to all, and all men ... were believed to be hidden from him, or if it were not known that he sees all things, there would be doubts about ...

Author: Dominic Erdozain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199844623

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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It is widely assumed that science is the enemy of religious faith. The idea is so pervasive that entire industries of religious apologetics converge around the challenge of Darwin, evolution, and the "secular worldview." This book challenges such assumptions by proposing a different cause of unbelief in the West: the Christian conscience. Tracing a history of doubt and unbelief from the Reformation to the age of Darwin and Karl Marx, Dominic Erdozain argues that the most powerful solvents of religious orthodoxy have been concepts of moral equity and personal freedom generated by Christianity itself. Revealing links between the radical Reformation and early modern philosophers such as Baruch Spinoza and Pierre Bayle, Erdozain demonstrates that the dynamism of the Enlightenment, including the very concept of "natural reason" espoused by philosophers such as Voltaire, was rooted in Christian ethics and spirituality. The final chapters explore similar themes in the era of Darwin and Marx, showing how moral revolt preceded and transcended the challenges of evolution and "scientific materialism" in the unseating of religious belief. The picture that emerges is not of a secular challenge to religious faith, but a series of theological insurrections against divisive accounts of Christian orthodoxy.
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The Origins of Reasonable Doubt

The Origins of Reasonable Doubt

that we can understand the most revealing passage of all: William Paley's account of jury trial.≤∑ In 1785, during the very years when the reasonable doubt standard established itself in English justice, Paley, the leading moral ...

Author: James Q. Whitman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300116007

Category: Law

Page: 286

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To be convicted of a crime in the United States, a person must be proven guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” But what is reasonable doubt? Even sophisticated legal experts find this fundamental doctrine difficult to explain. In this accessible book, James Q. Whitman digs deep into the history of the law and discovers that we have lost sight of the original purpose of “reasonable doubt.” It was not originally a legal rule at all, he shows, but a theological one. The rule as we understand it today is intended to protect the accused. But Whitman traces its history back through centuries of Christian theology and common-law history to reveal that the original concern was to protect the souls of jurors. In Christian tradition, a person who experienced doubt yet convicted an innocent defendant was guilty of a mortal sin. Jurors fearful for their own souls were reassured that they were safe, as long as their doubts were not “reasonable.” Today, the old rule of reasonable doubt survives, but it has been turned to different purposes. The result is confusion for jurors, and a serious moral challenge for our system of justice.
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Dirleton s Doubts and Questions in the Law of Scotland Resolved and Answered

Dirleton s Doubts and Questions in the Law of Scotland  Resolved and Answered

what he is infeft in , and to the elder for what remained : Bat in good Law the younger being firft ferved in fpecial , and to all the Lands , fhould carry all of them notwithstanding of the intervening Remiflion , for , it is the ...

Author: Sir John Nisbet

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105044699598

Category: Law

Page: 524

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The Journey from Doubt to Faith

The Journey from Doubt to Faith

In Mark 1:32 33 we read: "That evening at sundown they brought to him all that were sick or possessed by demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many ...

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Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 9781630040024

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Of Doubt and Proof

Of Doubt and Proof

This must be so, because the varied doubts discussed in these pages all concern matters of great concern and importance to those directly involved, and often to society as a whole. This affective aspect characterizes the resolution of ...

Author: Daniela Berti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317086178

Category: Law

Page: 224

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All institutions concerned with the process of judging - whether it be deciding between alternative courses of action, determining a judge’s professional integrity, assigning culpability for an alleged crime, or ruling on the credibility of an asylum claimant - are necessarily directly concerned with the question of doubt. By putting ritual and judicial settings into comparative perspective, in contexts as diverse as Indian and Taiwanese divination and international cricket, as well as legal processes in France, the UK, India, Denmark, and Ghana, this book offers a comprehensive and novel perspective on techniques for casting and dispelling doubt, and the roles they play in achieving verdicts or decisions that appear both valid and just. Broadening the theoretical understandings of the social role of doubt, both in social science and in law, the authors present these understandings in ways that not only contribute to academic knowledge but are also useful to professionals and other participants engaged in the process of judging. This collection will consequently be of great interest to academics researching in the fields of legal anthropology, ritual studies, legal sociology, criminology, and socio-legal studies.
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Know Doubt

Know Doubt

I will tell you my secret: I have doubts . ... There is a part of me that, after I die, if it all turns out to be true — the angels are singing, death is defeated, the roll is called up yonder and there I am — there is a part of me that ...

Author: John Ortberg

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310340928

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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In this refreshingly candid look at what it takes to live a life of faith, John Ortberg takes an honest look at the misgivings and uncertainties that often shake our beliefs as we navigate through the highs and lows of life. Reflecting on his own bouts with doubt and uncertainty, Ortberg shares with readers his discovery that, rather than being a contradiction in terms, doubt and faith may be very much a part of each other. He challenges readers to consider how doubt can motivate us to study and learn, how questioning expands our understanding, and how uncertainty can lead to trust. These challenges point us toward the relief of being totally honest. The right kind of doubt can be a gift—an action-generating truth that actually allows us to deepen our faith and intimacy with God. Written to challenge, comfort, and inspire readers, Know Doubt reveals uncertainty as a cause for celebration.
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