Dr. Mohler weighs in on the recent revelations of Mother Teresa’s spiritual struggle by David van Biema in this week’s Time Magazine cover story. Dr. Mohler’s reflections appear in the On Faith forum (a conversation on religion) co-sponsored by the Washington Post and Newsweek magazine. His main points are:
1. We ought to trust Christ, not our feelings.
2. Doubt can be healthy. It can drive believers to a deeper knowledge and embrace of the Gospel. Alternatively, doubt can be a form of sin . . . a refusal to trust God and his promises. Doubt can thus be at the root of spiritual depression.
3. The heart of the Christian gospel is that salvation comes by grace through faith alone. Not faith in our ability to maintain faith, but faith in Christ. Though there is an emotional aspect to the Christian faith, our faith is not ultimately anchored in our feelings but in the facts of the Gospel.