Skeptics & Disciples

Skeptics & Disciples
Luke 7

  • John the Baptist had questions!
    • Luke 7:18-23
  • “Be not faithless; for, if we are faithless, we are Christless and graceless, hopeless and joyless; let us therefore say, Lord, I believe, help thou my unbelief.” —  Matthew Henry
  • The opposite of faith is not doubt but unbelief!
  • Faith is not the absence of doubt but the overcoming of doubt.
  • Doubt your doubts, they are based on another faith.
  • Their awful unbelief, That makes them doubt: Comes from their nature, Bringing doubt about.

“There lives more faith in honest doubt than in half the creeds.” Alfred Lloyd Tennyson

Wisdom is vindicated by all her children. Luke 7:35

  • Luke 7:24-35
  • “What did you go out into the wilderness to see?”
    • They accused John of being a zealous and religious fanatic.
    • They accused Jesus of being licentious and sinful hypocrite

3 Barriers to Faith
Ignorance
Cynicism
Empiricism