How are faith and doubt different?

The difference is our response to information. The actions of the response are the outer works resulting from our inner decision. Faith is the seed which grows into works based on an affirmative hope. Doubt, on the other hand, chokes the hope out of faith and leads to denial. When it comes to the Good News of Jesus, faith leads to hope in eternal life whereas doubt leads to denial of the Lord and His grace.

This post is an excerpt (Question 6.9) from my book Ask James one.

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About Lance Ponder

Christian author of "Ask James one"; public speaker; husband and father. Available to speak on Creation and the Gospel.
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3 Responses to How are faith and doubt different?

  1. Todd Beal says:

    Excellent, Lance, simply excellent.

    | Faith is the seed which grows into works based on an affirmative hope. |

    We must put faith into action to receive its irrevocable promise, but apart from belief in that promise, doubt blocks the promised outcome.

  2. Mitchell says:

    Amen! Faith isn’t believing and believing isn’t faith.

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