Updated: Mar 27
Have you ever doubted your salvation? Have you ever felt like your faith in Christ was wavering? If so, you’re not alone. John the Baptist, whom Jesus called greatest man born among women (Luke 7:28), also doubted.
Luke 7:19 records when, from prison, John sent two of his disciples to question Jesus. They asked what John was asking: “Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?”
Jesus responded to John doubts by pointing to His many miracles (Luke 7:22). Those miracles reassured John that Jesus was the Messiah.
When I was younger, I also went through a season of doubt. Jesus addressed my doubts in a very similar way as with John. He used the miracle of His virgin birth. As I worked through my doubts, I decided to study closely Isaiah 7. I read the prophecy that “a virgin shall conceive“ (Isaiah 7:14). I then studied closely Matthew 1:21-23, where I read that the human penman Matthew believed that Jesus of Nazareth was the fulfillment of that 700-year-old prophecy from Isaiah.
At that point, my doubts were gone! My faith was no longer tied to the faith of my mom, who led me to Christ. Christianity was no longer just the faith of my mentor, my youth pastor who discipled me. It became MY FAITH as well, because it was also the gospel-writer Matthew’s faith. Many men mentioned in the New Testament like Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John went on to die as martyrs for their Christian faith.They believed in Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah even unto death.
If you’re in a season of doubt, read your Bible. Allow the hundreds of miraculously fulfilled prophecies to dispel your doubts and strengthen your faith in Christ.
The above article was written by Pastor James C. Johnson. He is the pastor of NorthStone Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL. To offer him your feedback, comment below or email us at email@example.com.
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