In a small aside from a recent sermon on Genesis 15 by Tim Keller preaching about God's promise to Abraham to provide him with multiple progeny, Tim says,
'Churches in which it's unsafe to doubt create skeptics...because if you're unable to be open about your doubts you get no answers. On the other hand living in New York city, secular sophisticated culture assumes that anybody who has any kind of certainties about faith at all is a naive rube. Its considered to be sophisticated to be doubtful any everything, who knows anything. So you have modern culture which makes doubt a virtue and some church cultures which make doubt a no-no and then you have.......God and the Bible...gentle with those who doubt, but never accepting that that's a place that you can live forever'
|Mum at her Easter table just 3 weeks before she died|
O death where is thy sting?
ps I had to look up 'rube' too-a country bumpkin!!