accept the historical nature of the empty tomb,23 thereby including the facticity of at least some elements of the burial, as well. The testimony of many believers is that, ironically, it is in such times of trouble that God can really work in our lives.6 So the original temptation, the corresponding human sin nature and the continuing openness to Satan's promptings combine to form the root cause. True Believers Never Experience Doubt. If the Scripture can be attested by independent means, the words on this subject by Jesus, Paul and John receive an even more substantial evidential basis. 1" Freud proceeded to distinguish the perfectionist as one having a self-fulfilling predilection for failure, because they "turn their thoughts by preference to those subjects upon which all mankind are uncertain and upon which our knowledge and judgments must necessarily remain open to doubt."100 Erikson's. But there is some variation among the terms. Various other themes include the attributes of God, His creation and works, His miracles, His promises, eternal life, and other edifying thoughts. It was released before the United States' entry into World War II (in 1941) and before knowledge of the Holocaust. Eighty percent of those who had a "born again" conversion (again, 31 percent of the total respondents) claim that this experience affected them a "great deal"-the highest percentage in the category of "degree" among this quartet of life events.109 Of that 80-percent figure, 84 percent.
Second, He is a tender lover, illustrated by the treatment of the mother hen for her chickens. And after everything has been said, it must still be acknowledged that doubt can even lead to positive results which otherwise might not occur. It is on truths such as these in Phil. Os Guinness asserts, "It is not primarily a Christian problem, but a human problem. It is an earlier point which we need to stress in this immediate context. The most powerful moment is when the barber (disguised as Hynkel) delivers a six-minute impassioned monologue (often interpreted as Chaplin's own plea) at the end of the film for peace, hope, human rights, understanding and world tolerance.
The questioner thereby exposes his position as one which is more concerned about (barely) possible options than about what the facts actually relate. But I want to show him that the issue isn't where he thinks it is; the fact that something is possible (what isn't?) ought not to be the major concern. That is why we have intense religious experiences, but only rarely do we have intense scientific experiences."61 Genetic and environmental factors affecting doubt. Counseling must utilize a variety of techniques.16 Lastly, there is an amazing amount of agreement among Christian researchers that a major (if not the chief) element in treating emotional doubt is cognitive in nature. Thus, He did not simply claim that His death was special, including the factors just mentioned, but His resurrection sealed those statements, revealing that they were true.