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  1. Curtis, several of the questions you have ask are questions that many if not most of us, have asked at one time or another. The answers are not always evident or concrete. Circumstances help shape our beliefs and because we are all different in some way, the explanation or definition of faith and hope is probably varied also. It is easier for me to quote a promising scripture, to the one in need, than to deal with the same need myself. It could be argued that all promises are conditional to some extent. John 3:16 is an example that is known more than any other. Our lesson on covenants indicate that they all have two party agreemants.

  2. To doubt God may be understood differently. I am not sure what a mature Christian is. Someone who is no longer adolescent or someone that has been a Christian for a period of time and is well informed Biblically. We or someone we know, may have had a serious situation, such as the death of a loved one and have even been angry with God because of it. Can we categorize that as doubt? Are questions, a form of doubt? Probably sometimes. Certainly not always. By the way, In my statement about covenants I would have to rethink that, and ask is the rainbow a two party covenant or a promise, given to Noah?

    • Paul, you ask some great questions. These would be excellent conversation starters in a Sabbath school class. The Bible records many people of great faith and righteous character going through periods of doubt. The good thing is that is not where their stories end.
      And yes, I would agree that the rainbow promise was not based on any condition by man 🙂


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