Do You Really Believe the Bible is Real?George Shamblin
Although you and I refer to him as “Doubting Thomas,” I believe Jesus views him differently. The Lord speaks to you and me through Isaiah the Prophet. When we admit our wrongs and seek forgiveness, God extends a promise: “I will not remember your sins.” In my simple way of seeing things, that verse is to sin what Fast Orange soap is to mechanics: Fast Orange washes the dirt away and deep scrubs to get the grit and grime out: Cleansed totally! We may define Thomas according to his slips, but the Lord does not. If I had to guess, Thomas—the first person willing to die for Jesus would be a designation closer to the mark.
There is one caveat, though. A HUGE chasm exists between “I believe, Lord, help my unbelief” versus trying to force God into the dock to answer us on demand. God in the Dock was C. S. Lewis’s way of saying putting God on trial. We can compare and contrast the difference by looking at Abraham and Sarah in the Book of Genesis. God swore to give them a son in their old age. Both burst out laughing at the thought, but only Sarah got reprimanded. Why?