How many times have we heard these admonitions in the name of faith?
Don’t doubt, just believe!
Don’t question, just have faith!
Your emotions will lie to you, stand on the truth!
While there is a degree of truth in these statements, they are not real life. We doubt, we question, and we have emotions which are real.
I recently heard a message by Andy Stanley I not been able to get out of my head. It was a look at the mysterious and often misunderstood John the Baptist. That sparked my thinking about this man.
Let’s look at a little background. At John’s birth, he is called prophet of the Most High, one who will go before Lord and prepare the way (Luke 3:4). Whenever anyone asked who he was, he always pointed to a greater one to come (Luke 3:15-16)