I’ve come across many articles posted by heretics on the internet, but I have to say, the one I just read was the most unbiblical and demoniacally inspired ever. Yes, I strongly believe that it came from satan himself. The title of the article is, “Why it’s good to doubt God”. You can read the whole article here, though I don’t actually recommend it. I linked it up just for confirmation purpose; so that you know I didn’t make this up.
It’s good to doubt God? And he claims to be a Christian?
He quoted the words of Jesus on the Cross, when crying to God, “My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me”. He claims that this passage show that Jesus “doubted” God. I wonder if he even know what doubt means. He tried so hard to reinterpret the words of Jesus by saying, “In the garden and on the cross, Jesus said what psalm after psalm says: “God where are you? I don’t see you anywhere. Are you even there? I am giving up all hope.”
How could Jesus have ever doubted God when He knew for a certain that He was going to die and that He will rise again (John 10:17-18)? How could He have ever doubted when He said, He and the Father are one (John 10:30)? How could He have ever doubted when He is well aware of the One who’s working in Him is God (John 5:30)? How could He have ever doubted when He was 100% confident that He is the image of the Father (John 14:9)…Even if we have to agree that Jesus doubted God, what was the good part of that?
The fact that Jesus said that God forsook Him in itself suggests that He had no doubt that God was with Him but now He left Him. Why? Because He became sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) and God doesn’t look at sin (Habakkuk 1:13). He didn’t doubt! If anything, He didn’t want to be separated from His Father, that’s not a doubt!
He further wrote, “That one passage in John doesn’t cover everything. It just means that John wrote his Gospel so people could see how great Jesus was and put their trust in him. It does not imply “henceforth thou shalt be a perfect faith machine and never doubt.”
How contradictory can a statement be? “So people…put their trust in him (Jesus)”, but it doesn’t imply…never doubt”? What is trust if not having no doubt? Fact that you doubt means you don’t trust, period! I’m not even sure if he actually read what he wrote or understands the meaning of the word ‘trust’.
The article is so tedious and vulgar that I couldn’t finish reading the whole thing and decided to straight away expose this heretical teaching. I know for a fact that he didn’t change his stance because I actually read the reactions of his readers in the comment section and it makes me both angry and sad that there are actually people agreeing with him; though there are few who challenged him without reply from him.
Now, let me show you what the Bible says about doubt. You judge for yourself if God wants you to ever doubt Him and His existence or presence. I wrote articles about faith and doubt in my other blog, you can read them here.
Jesus’ own words
Mark 11:23 – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and SHALL NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
As you can see, Jesus said, if you ever want a miracle, NEVER DOUBT. James reiterates this when he said, “6…ask in faith, NOTHING WAVERING. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:6-8); to waver here means to doubt. Paul reaffirmed this by stating that, “…without faith IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM: for he that cometh to God MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). All of these suggest that we ought not to doubt God at all, if ever we want to expect anything from Him; in other words, if you doubt, forget about it you aren’t getting anything from Him. The Bible is filled with such verses.
Peter walked on water and drowned when he saw the waves and winds blowing vehemently; listen to what Jesus said to him, “…O thou of little faith, WHEREFORE DIDST THOU DOUBT?” (Matthew 14:31). Does that sound like someone who condones doubt?
Why was Abraham called the father of faith? Because he trusted God completely, he had no doubt whatsoever, “16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 18 WHO AGAINST HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And BEING NOT WEAK IN FAITH, HE CONSIDERED NOT his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: 20 HE STAGGERED NOT AT THE PROMISE OF GOD THROUGH UNBELIEF; but WAS STRONG IN FAITH, giving glory to God; 21 And BEING FULLY PERSUADED that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform” (Romans 4:16-21).
Abraham was ‘fully persuaded’; meaning he gave no room for doubt. This is a further proof that doubting God isn’t recommended at all.
Throughout the scriptures, God tells us not to fear because HE IS with us, doubting this truth means calling God a liar; in other words, He is not trustworthy.
Matthew 28:20 – …I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Hebrews 13:5 – Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.
Joshua 1:5 – There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I WILL BE WITH THEE: I WILL NOT FAIL THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.
We are told to trust Him at all times. No room for doubt!
Psalm 62:8 – TRUST IN THE LORD AT ALL TIMES; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Proverbs 3:5 – TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
None of these suggests that doubting God is a good thing; it’s the complete opposite.
Contrary to what he wants people to believe, that it’s good to doubt God, people fail in life because of doubt, fear and unbelief. I pray that he’ll repent from this misleading teaching because it’s demoniacally inspired; it actually could destroy people’s relationship with God; which is satan’s primary goal. Strong and lasting relationship is built on trust, not doubt. Doubting God is calling Him a liar! Repent and receive you’re your salvation today if you haven’t done that yet by clicking here. God bless you.