What an insightful post by Jimmy McCarty!
It’s refreshing to read an honest assessment of questions and doubts about faith, because exposing them to light is the only way to allow others to help you through them.
Thank goodness these 20-somethings are questioning what they believe rather than blindly following an organization. Compulsively following God because he speaks directly to you in a still, small voice is a good thing to do, but compulsively following something you’re not sure about should be questioned.
This doesn’t mean you should always choose non-action if you harbor a small percentage of doubt… nothing in this world is certain and doubt-free: getting a job after college, having an easy marriage, having and raising children, nothing. So going out to strange countries to share what you believe is no different. It’s a risk, albeit a worthy risk.
Thomas Jefferson said “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.”
Thank you both Seth and Jimmy (and others at AIM) for being there to encourage the reasoning of the “20-somethings”. You are a blessing to the Kingdom!