Childlike Trust

Childlike Trust: Unquestioning Faith

I have recently returned from a course during which we chat in groups about discipleship, focusing on a particular book in the bible to support what we are learning. I have been enjoying discussing in depth faith and what it means, however this evening I was a little uncomfortable with how the conversation was going.

Instead of looking at how we should interpret the bible’s words in a beneficial way, it became a very philosophical discussion during which people were picking apart words and questioning their meaning. This quickly led to a debate about God’s character, and whether instead of being loving it could be interpreted from this passage that he is in fact unfair in who he saves and egotistical by wanting us to glorify him.

I think there is a point where philosophy can become too deep and start to become harmful in itself.

By questioning God’s morality, surely that is in itself immoral. What the bible does clearly state is that we should be childlike in our faith, and this surely implies that we should not be questioning or judging God?

Here are three bible quotes which support this beautifully:

Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. – Luke 18:17

And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3

And they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’? – Matthew 21:16

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I will continue to post each day this week as part of my 40 day Lent series.

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2 thoughts on “Childlike Trust

  1. It grieves me to hear individuals who begin to philosophically pick apart or unjustly characterize our Heavenly Father. This type of attitude seems to be more and more prevalent in our societies, which demonstrates to me that we are indeed in the last days before our Lord’s second coming, where it was prophesied that Satan would blind the eyes of many and deceive them by saying that there is no wrong; that there is no devil, and that people will see wrong as right, and right as wrong.

    A scripture that I would add to the ones you referenced in your post is one from the Book of Mormon, which I believe to be equally divine and supportive of the Holy Bible. It reads:

    “For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father” (Mosiah3:19).

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting with your thoughts. It is becoming more and more common, and in the current education system I think that this delving too deep into mere words is actually encourages. I totally agree with what you are saying.
      That is a wonderful quote – thank you so much for sharing it with us. It illustrates brilliantly what I am saying in this post.
      Thanks again, and God bless. 🙂

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