What does it mean to be double-minded?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
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 sch...

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95 1 Jay Saunders
Double-mindedness is when trouble comes your way and you doubt your Heavenly Father to deliver you. His word says that all things work together for good to those that love the Lord. Romans 8:28

If you're in Christ or a loved one is in Christ, even death has the reward of heaven. If the Lord spared not his own son to suffer and die, are we to assume that in this life we will escape unscathed by rejection, treachery, false accusations, persecution, discrimination, or even death itself? 

A double-minded wavering believer will receive nothing from the lord. James 1:7 says without faith it is impossible to please the lord. Hebrew11:6 says faith and trust in the unseen conquers the seen world if it be God's will. Faith pleases God. Faith moves God to action. God heals whom he chooses to heal and saves whom he chooses to save, but faith moves God to enact mercy. Mercy trumps everything that we could do or say.

We all have to encounter death, but we know not the how, when or where but only the why. For the scriptures clearly tell us it is appointed unto mankind to die (Hebrews 9:27) but we escape the second death of hell fire and brimstone in the lake of fire if we know Christ Jesus as our Lord and savior and confess him before men. This guarantees us to be present with the Lord when death comes, so rejoice. Eternity awaits. 2 Corinthians 5:8

A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8). He says one thing and does the another. When trouble comes he abadons the promises of God for a lie. Therefore his faith has no fruit of deliverance. For his faith is cast aside like an old pair of sneakers.

When God heals you of a disease man has no cure for, then you can boast that you have learned how to trust in the unseen world of our God while ignoring the seen world of mankind's world. 

But even then you know mercy came upon you because your faith moved God to be merciful,so our Heavenly Father always gets the glory. Hebrews 1:3 Romans 11:36

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