A doubting Thomas is someone who won’t take what you say on trust. He or she has to see it for themselves before they believe what you’re saying. But why a doubting Thomas? Why not a doubting Ian, or a doubting Beyoncé?
Thomas was the name of one of Jesus’ 12 disciples. According to the story, when Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to all his disciples… except for Thomas, who was out at the time. When Thomas came back, the disciples told him in great excitement that they had seen Jesus, but Thomas (unsurprisingly) wasn’t convinced. He wanted to see for himself, and so he has gone down in history as the epitome of doubt…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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