I have no issues with people having doubts about their faith. My standard advice is to “doubt your doubts” and focus on what you do know, and to keep studying to address your doubts. Be like John the Baptist was when he was in prison and go straight to the source (but leave out the part where his head gets cut off). It isn’t like there are a lot of new questions in Christendom that we haven’t analyzed over the last 2,000 years.
But the “doubt-filled” “Christian” Leftists like Rachel Held Evans are a different story. They feign doubt over orthodox beliefs they aren’t ready to jettison completely (though probably for worldly concerns rather than theological ones). And on their pet heretical issues they exhibit no doubts at all.
First, note how being “doubt-filled” is the sole descriptor of her faith on her Twitter page.
But then look at the LGBTQX topic, where the universal church had clear teachings until the last decade or two, when Leftist “churches” splintered off into the pro-perversion camp.
The “gcnconf” she is referring to is the oxymoronic “Gay Christian Network” Conference. She was a speaker at a previous conference of theirs. Are you getting the feeling that Mrs. Evans doesn’t have a lot of doubt about her theology of human sexuality? She is desperate to be identical to the world, just like the rest of the “Christian” Left.
She also had no doubts about supporting Hillary Clinton and her pro-abortion extremism. Mrs. Evans rationalized that supporting Hillary’s plans, which included taxpayer-funded abortions up to the child’s 1st breath, would reduce abortions — because unicorns or something.
She is a typical phony, mocking the word of God for profit and stating outright lies about how she allegedly holds to biblical inspiration (while simultaneously saying that every passage about God telling the Israelites to take over the Promised Land was a lie).
In the same way, Jim Wallis has no doubts about how the Gospel is “all about wealth redistribution.” Mark “Jesus is not my God” Sandlin has no doubts about Jesus not being divine. Chuck Currie has no doubts about Jesus not being the only way to salvation. And so on.
We should have compassion for those suffering from the temptation of same-sex attraction. We shouldn’t grandstand on sins just because they aren’t temptations for us. But we should never affirm any kind of sins. That is hatred toward God and neighbor and love for ourselves.
Don’t be taken in by the faux skepticism of these diseased trees. You can be sure that whatever they are “doubting” today is just false humility about their heresy of tomorrow.