We attach too much power to our belief. This can be counter productive. One who believes his religion is the best in morals would be dissapointed to find out they the religious leaders is involved in immoral activities. He may be dissapointed and vow to change church.
Another who strongly tithe regularly may feel betrayed for being sacked. It is like the God did not fulfill his own part of the bargain. This may lead to a rejection of all Religion
Someone who love violence would look for the biblical verse justifying violence perpetuate his act.
When we nurture a belief into truth, it becomes serious. We cannot no longer joke out of them.
Have you ever wondered if there are errors while translating the Bible to various languages? What if the Bible was written by man under no inspiration from the holy Spirit? What if everything I believe are false?
Many Christians see doubt as dangerous thinking that originate from the evil forces. A little skeptisn on one doctrine could lead to another doubt and the ripple spreads until one ends up questioning everything one ever knows. Doubtees are less likely to attend religious institution as they seek information outside the Religion established sources As a result, questioning is not encouraged. Most skepticlearn to keep their questions hidden in their head because certain things are not to be questioned. One should rely on faith.
In reality, doubt is a characteristics of human nature and necessary for ones faith to mature . Each of us grew up accepting the belief of others . Experience makes us examine those belief and compare them to reality. The wider the gap, the need to doubt . Men by nature of their higher reasoning ability experience more doubt than women
God gives us freewill which includes freedom to. Engage in independent thought and freedom to make choices.suspicuion could strengthen or break ones belief.In doubting,we question assumptions and seek to discover our own truth. It could lead one to apostasy. Atheism and Agnotism are integral path of every true spiritual journey. It is like a child who inherited a plot of land and decides to clear all his parents planted and plant what he desires . It is a sign of taking responsibility for what is planted in one’s own mind.
Mother Theresa the great Catholic saint embrased her doubt. At a point, she questioned the concept of heaven and hell and felt like a hypocrite for speaking of Jesus love. John the Baptist asked Jesus If he were the Messiah or if they were to expect someone else. Thomas doubted Jesus Ressurection. Thomas was shown the evidence he sought No single one of them was punnished for doubting. When Zaccharia doubted the angel message, he went dumb until it came to pass. This shows that the journey of a doubter could lead to personal pain until he finds what he seeks.Many seekers studied archeology, history to investigate biblical teaching