24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
25The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.
What to do when someone doubts? Thomas doubted, and the account is recorded for all of us to read. He is even recorded that seeing was not good enough, but rather he would have to feel the wounds as well. How’s that for doubt?
WWJD? Well, we see what Jesus did. Jesus showed Thomas the proof. He told Thomas to do exactly what Thomas said was needed for belief.
On the Discerning Reader Blog, Mark Tubbs writes in the article “Counseling the Disciple Who Doubts” about someone who doubts in Christianity at all, and what one pastor did as a result. What did that pastor do? He gave the young woman exactly what she needed to get rid of her doubts.
Christianity is not about “blind faith”. It is faith based upon the evidence.
The Church of God does not teach from traditions of men, but rather it teaches from the evidence of Scripture. It is not blind faith or blind teaching. Otherwise, our beliefs can run all sorts of directions.
What about in our dealings with each other? Do we prove that our hearts are where our mouths are? Do our actions show ourselves to be firmly planted in Scripture? Or, do we go in all sorts of directions?
Can people point to you and I and to the Church and know that our faith rests on the rock solid foundation of Scripture and the apostles? Do our actions and words offer proof that others need in order to believe that Christ is working in and through us?