Doubt is a virtue – a necessary check on blind certainty. ‘Doubting Thomas’ is a man who has been known for his doubt throughout history. He was one of Jesus’ early followers and he was a man who liked to make up his own mind based on the evidence available to him. When the other disciples told him they’d seen Jesus alive again it sounded outrageous.
But then he saw Jesus.
The evidence of his own eyes, ears, and hands, backed up what his fellow disciples had been saying. But Jesus had a thing or two to say about Thomas’ doubt.
About David Helm
David Helm is Pastor of Holy Trinity Church Hyde Park in Chicago and Chairman of the board of the Charles Simeon Trust. He is also a council member for The Gospel Coalition.