Saturday, September 23, 2017

What Is The Relationship Between Doubt And Certainty?

        Certainty entails knowing beyond a reasonable doubt that something is the case or reliable. Doubt is the exact opposite, involving that which is vague or unclear to one's mind. We need to doubt in order to obtain certainty. Discernment is the process of investigating presented options in any given scenario by eliminating all other possible choices to reach a final verdict on that which best corresponds with goodness and truth. If we learn to discern correctly, then we have a foundation on which to build in life. Things will make sense and have purpose.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Well said!

The Men of Usury said...

I agree with you Jesse, however you offered doubt as a reason why prayers may not be answered, implying it was a bad thing.

Jesse Albrecht said...

It depends on the context. Doubt is sin if it involves a lack of trust in God.

Even biblical faith requires a degree of skepticism. For instance, you would reject the existence of the Roman Pantheon of gods.

The Apostle Paul said to test all things and hold fast to that which is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21).