An author and associate professor of Christian theology has hit back against Elevation Church pastor Steven Furtick’s recent message that it’s not wrong for Christians to have doubts. “We must take care here. Doubt is not a virtue. Doubt is not part of faith,” Owen Strachan, director of the Center for Theological and Cultural Engagement at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote last week.
“Coming to faith in Christ necessarily means that you do not doubt the gospel of grace. Coming to faith in Christ means that you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Jesus presented himself as the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). Jesus demands total repentance and total trust in him, and he is right to do so. Jesus rebuked doubting Thomas (John 20:24-29).” Strachan’s comments were in response to Furtick, who in a recent sermon admitted that he has doubts about some things in the Bible. READ MORE