Doubt and Confidence: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective

“Lord I believe! Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) neatly sums up the unease that many Christians feel at certain times. We not only live in a postmodern age that is highly sceptical of any truth claim, but believers are told by the new atheists that there is almost certainly no God. The result is that many people experience a nagging sense of uncertainty; an attitude epitomised by the journalist John Humphrys in his book, In God We Doubt: Confessions of a Failed Atheist.

How then should Christians deal with the issue of doubt? Do other competing worldviews really offer the kinds of proof that Christianity supposedly lacks and what responses should we give to those who are sceptical about aspects of our faith? Could it even be possible that doubt might actually be a positive force that invites us to grow in our faith and understanding?

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5 Comments on “Doubt and Confidence: A Biblical and Scientific Perspective

  1. God bless you abundantly, Dr. Lennox. Your faith has profoundly and irrevocably impacted my faith and dispelled my doubts about God. For the first time in my life I can say without any shadow of a doubt, that I truly believe! Please keep doing what you do, you are making a profound difference for God and His Kingdom here on earth.

  2. Thank you for making these lectures available. You are one of the most sensible defenders of Christianity that I’ve heard.

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