God bless you and welcome to the website for Scriptural Study Groups, located in Central Ohio.
This website is designed primarily for the use and convenience of those who participate in Scriptural Study Groups, and therefore some sections might not be applicable to all visitors. However, we hope that the Scriptural resources will be of benefit to all who desire a deeper appreciation of the Word of God.
Are you, dear believer, being tempted to doubt? If not currently, have you ever been?
Have you ever been tempted to simply give up and give yourself to the world’s way? I am willing to admit that I have been tempted with these thoughts.
Have you ever decided to occupy yourself with whatever comforts of life you have access to because, after all, “life is short”?
If so, I encourage you to keep reading.
But maybe you hesitate out of fear or shame to admit that I am describing you. If so, I’d encourage you to consider that denial of doubt does not equal faith. It’s better to be open and honest than to pretend!
Or maybe you’ve honestly never been tempted in this way before. Well, it’s likely just a matter of time. To be prepared, I encourage you, too, to keep reading! Proverbs says those that are wise will store up knowledge.
Thankfully, God has not left us without help when facing doubt. If we’d be willing to read His Word with honesty and humility, we’d find God has provided assurance. Just a few years removed from the resurrection of Christ, the 1st century church at Corinth had left themselves open to all the temptations I just mentioned. They needed assurance in these matters, and we have God’s solution for them written down in 1 Corinthians 15. Being Scripture, it’s God’s solution for us today, too.