The path to truth is paved with a bunch of hard questions


One of the ways religion stunts a person’s spiritual development is scaring them away from asking questions. Too often, people who “question things” are viewed as agitators, or those who lack faith. Socrates wrote, “One good question can be more instructive than a thousand answers.” Pay attention to the questions that linger in your gut, especially those that relate to things you’ve been told should never be questioned. You won’t get far into spiritual truth without being a questioner. You won’t find true peace, freedom, and well-being without vigorously pressing into the questions you carry deep inside of you.

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  1. Katherine Cobb says:

    Hi Jim,

    I am glad I found your blog. My husband and I have walked the same path as you and along the way of shedding religion, we too have been liberated by Jesus.

    Here is something to ponder that I have learned on this journey of freedom that has caused people to think all kind of thoughts when I say it…

    “I too, am without sin.”

    That’s right…because Jesus took away my sin at the cross, I am now, without sin.

    People tend to get stressed out when I share this golden nugget because it goes against everything religion has taught us, however, I always bring it back to the Word of God.

    Show me in the Bible where it says that Jesus DID NOT take away my sin…

    Everything I need to know about relationship with Jesus I learned by studying the dialogue Jesus had with the two thieves on the day of His crucifixion. You know the story…one thief did not believe, one thief did.

    “Remember me when you come into Your Kingdom, Jesus.”
    And Jesus said, “I’ll see you tonight, in Paradise.”

    No hoops to jump through, no striving, no rules to abide, no confessions, no baptism…just simple BELIEF that Jesus was who He said He was.

    It was simply, finished at the Cross.

    A generation is waiting,

    Katherine Cobb

  2. John says:

    I’ve always been inquisitive since I was a child. As I’ve grown older I’ve never lost that inquisitiveness. When I became a Christian at the age of 18, I had a brand new subject to investigate so I tacked it with my usual enthusiasm . Shortly after I became a Christian, I had lots of questions so I asked several, what I assumed were seasoned Christians, but their usual response was..”I don’t know” or “you shouldn’t ask such things”

    I figured out rather quickly that the Christians around me did not posses my enthusiasm to seek the truth, so I gave up on them and put my heart and soul into studying God’s word.
    When I read God’s word, I ask Him questions. Sometimes I don’t get an instant response but I know that God will give me the answer in His time.

    I firmly believe that God will not withhold the truth from those Christians that are seeking it.
    I grew up without a Father, he died just a few days before my 6th birthday and I could sense God’s presence in my life long before I became a Christian. When I’ve told other Christians that God protected me and spoke to me when I was growing up, they tell me that, “God doesn’t interact with anyone that isn’t a Christian”. When I remind them in Psalm 68:5- That God is a Father to the fatherless, they cannot argue my point and they just walk away.

    I seek answers to questions I have about the Christian life, it takes work and a degree of patience but eventually God provides the answers.

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