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Doubt arises in various minds in various ways.
Is doubting relatives,friends,colleagues,neighbours,church members a sin or is it just a mental fear which is God given feeling and need not be dealt with.We are living in a world where we cant trust anybody.I dont understand whom to trust so I maintain a distance with everybody.I suspect and doubt whoever approaches me.Am I doing the right thing by keeping myself away from the society.Pls advice preferably on the basis of scriptures.Thanks.
Let me suggest to you to check this web-site - www.allaboutlifechallenges.org/ .They do give solid advice (most of the time). But your situation could be very unique and might not address the specific issue at all. If so, my recommendation would be to share your fears (concerns) to a mature, godly individual and have the person suggest ways to overcome (if it needs to be) or receive the assurance that you are doing the right thing. Unless you share the details of the ‘doubts’ no one would be able to give solid advice. In fact. do not take any advice based on bits and pieces of information from anyone. I just wonder if the internet discussion forum would be a comfortable place for such a dialogue?
Dear Tom, I feel this is a common problem among the youths today.Thats why i used this media.Its very much true that youths of today are disturbed in many ways.The media's like T.V,newspapers,magazines gives different opionions and information on various topics,naturally doubt and confusion arises in mind as whom to trust and what to trust.I hv not got a specific reply to my query.Anyways i will be visiting the website u had suggested and thanks for the initiative u hv taken.Pls continue...
Reply by : firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Jul 2005 2:52:56 PM
I think doubt is not a sin or mental illness. It is a mental feeling. If you have that doubt in your mind, it shows you are depending somebody for something and you are not finding it in them. Psalms 118:8,9 says It is better to trust in the Lord than put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. Bible says depend in Christ. He is the answer for every problem. If you want something from HIM you will get it. He is the only one who can give you everlasting. For example: Love. Seek Him first and all shall be added unto you. Learn to live in Christ alone. Psalms 56:4,11
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Reply by : toomuchistrue
11 Sep 2007 5:19:50 PM
First of all,(if I understand your question correctly) doubting people is definitely not sinful. The Bible says that doubt is only sinful if you doubt God and his actions. In fact, the Bible also encourages us to be wary of some of the people in our own church who might be teaching wrong doctrine. Apostle Paul says, 'Be wary of false prophets.' So, if you can't trust people in your own church, how much more the people from outside. From a gospel point of view, Christ himself called some of the Pharisees as a brood of vipers. There are sinful men out in society and a Christian is not called to trust everyone. However, I think that it is also quite important for Christians to make some friends in society. For most of us, the only way we constantly proclaim Christ to the world is through our life testimonies and if we don't give opportunities for other people to examine us, then few people will actually see what Christianity can do. (This last part is just my opinion)
Reply by : justinkwilliams
25 Sep 2007 6:46:00 AM
Achu, Doubt is just a mental feeling. It can't be called as a mental illness. I repeat what the Bible has to say. Put your trust on the Lord. You can't trust humans, because they have the same weakness which you have. God bless!.