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Editor’s Pick: Stinking Doubt and Confirmation Bias


For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Tim 4:3-4).

The Bible talks about people who depart from the Truth, seeking false teachers who will tell them what their itching ears want to hear.  This is usually applied to teachings of immorality, particularly sexual immorality.  However, I think it applies to teachings of unbelief too, which is a growing trend.  It was a clanger to me recently when I read Revelation 21:8, and learnt that the “unbelieving” will also be cast in the Lake of Fire.  Is that surprising to you?

Atheists like to accuse Christians of only believing strongly in our Faith because of ‘Confirmation Bias’.  They seem oblivious to the fact that confirmation bias exists in their camp too.  People who are losing faith or who have lost faith usually talk of their connection with those who lost faith before them.  They talk of the books and blogs they read to know more, to learn “the truth”.  And the materials they seek are comforting, soothing to…

Read more at https://ufuomaee.blog/stinking-doubt-and-confirmation-bias

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