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Author Rob Bell says when we doubt, it is a sign that our faith has a pulse, that it is alive and searching. John the Baptist had doubts. After declaring that Jesus was the Messiah, later in prison, he had doubts. We read in Luke Chapter 7 that he called two of his disciples and sent them to ask Jesus, “Are you the Messiah we have been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else? John’s two disciples found Jesus and posed that question to Him for John the Baptist. At that very time, Jesus was curing many people of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and restoring sight to many who were blind. So He told John’s disciples, “Go back to John, and tell him what you have seen and heard; the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor. And tell him, ‘God blesses those who do not turn away because of me.’” To put John’s mind at ease, Jesus said tell John I am doing exactly what the Scriptures predicted the Messiah would do. In other words, to quell his doubts, Jesus pointed John to the fact book: the Bible. So when doubts arise in us, get the facts. Go to the book that came from God. Since God inspired—that is, He breathed out the Scriptures—we can trust them to give us facts when we doubt.

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