#159: Double Mindedness, Apathy, & Repeat Offenses
Jeff and Dave talk about 3 things that frustrate our faith journey: double-mindedness, repeating the same sin, and apathy.
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Definition: wavering in mind (Merriam-Webster’s definition).
The term double-minded comes from the Greek word dipsuchos, meaning “a person with two minds or souls.” It’s interesting that this word appears only in the book of James (James 1:8; 4:8). Bible scholars conclude that James might have coined this word. To grasp the full meaning of this word, it is best to understand how it is used within its context. (Read more at GotQuestions.org)
Repeating the Same Sins
Does God keep forgiving us for repeating the same sins over and over as long as we ask forgiveness for it?
To best answer this question, we’re going to look at two powerful passages of Scripture. The first is found in the book of Psalms: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). One of the most effective tricks Satan plays on Christians is… (Read more at GotQuestions.org)
When you just feel nothing.
Spiritual apathy, coldness, or indifference can affect even the most sincere Christian at one time or another. Human emotions being as fickle as they are, feelings of apathy or disinterest can sometimes replace the fervor we once felt for the things of God. Overcoming such apathy is necessary for continuing our walk with God.
The one who realizes he is spiritually apathetic needs to, first of all, make sure he is a true believer in Jesus Christ (see 1 John 5:13; Romans 8:16). If he knows that he is a true believer in Christ, he needs to then ask himself this question: “What caused me to lose my love and passion for the Lord?”
One cause of spiritual apathy is… (Read more at GotQuestions.org)