Post #65: “We are, we are the youth of the nation…”

Something I’ve noticed about most people my age who are in the church: They tend to go to extremes. They’re either way too skeptical or way too trusting. That’s not everyone, mind you–there are plenty who have found a decent balance–but most people tend to lean one way or another. I, personally, tend towards the skeptical side. I constantly question whether this is true or not. I’m quick to point out theological errors in everything. I’m a complainer. On the other hand, some people tend to not question anything at all. They’ll just take what they’re given without even checking out the Bible at all about it. Neither extreme is healthy–both can lead to severe disappointment and doubt if you’re not careful.

So how do we strike a balance between the two? We have to realize that it’s healthy to question, but it’s also good to trust, too. There are some things that shouldn’t be criticized, but there are plenty of things that we have to test against the Word of God. Really, it’s a matter of trusting God enough that He knows what He’s talking about, and make sure everyone else gets to know that, too. Makes sense, I hope.


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