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A Call to Stand Apart, Page 64

Chapter 12—How to Handle Doubts and Confusion

Never be anxious about whether or not you are saved. By making yourself the center of that question your thoughts become centered on yourself and away from Jesus. Once you’ve committed your life to Him, trust Him, talk to Him, think about Him. Put every doubt and fear out of your mind. Here’s how.

Young adults, especially, find themselves plagued by doubts. It has many causes. For example, they can’t understand some things in the Bible and wonder if they’ll ever understand. They may seem unable to get beyond those doubts. Here’s something to hold on to: God never asks a person to believe anything without giving enough evidence on which to base one’s faith. His existence, His character, the truthfulness of the Bible all can be accepted by the reasonable evidence He provides. God doesn’t remove the possibility of doubt, for He wants us to have faith. Anyone who wants to doubt can find reasons to do so. Likewise, all who really want to know what is true will find plenty of evidence on which to rest their faith.

Our minds are finite, and it is impossible for us to comprehend what is infinite. The most brilliant mind, the most educated person, will always face the ultimate mystery in the study of God. God’s Word has many mysteries we’ll never understand: how sin came into the world, how Jesus came to

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