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GUEST,Iona BS: Young Earth Creationism Eureka! (1606* d) RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism Eureka! 29 Feb 12

"Do you believe that it is possible to question, doubt, or disbelieve some of the contents of the Bible and still be a Christian?

A simple "yes" or "no," please."

Don, I can't give a simple "Yes" or "No" because it's not a simple question. There are a lot of situations that can't be head on answered yes or no, and require a lot of examination to make a Biblically sound verdict. Yes, I believe that Christians can doubt some points of the Scriptures and still be saved, but there are consequences for their unbelief. " But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth [in other translations, doubts] is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." (James 1:6-8, note mine).

Really, your question comes down to assurance, and has to be applied from case to case scenario, not just given a blanket "yes" or "no". If the Christian is doubting something, I'd say they need to spend a lot of time in prayer and study of the Scriptures. That's the only place where there are real answers to any question. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:15-16) Tell me, Don, since you reject so much of the Bible, what parts of it do you believe and what foundation do you have for *those* parts being true? Or do you deny the Bible entirely?

"There is no higher pleasure for a redeemed soul--than contemplating the glories of Jesus!
There is no surer evidence of a gracious state--than a thirsting after deeper knowledge of Jesus, and a more thorough conformity to His likeness!" -William Bacon Stevens

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