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Confident Faith Questionnaire

Confident Faith Questionnaire

What is true for a person depends on his or her particular point of view.

I've never really thought about the reasons for my faith; I just grew up believing it.

It would be unwise to question what I've been taught by my spiritual elders.

Your senses can deceive you; you're better off listening to your heart.

I have confidence in what I believe because God showed me that it's true.

Spiritual teachings need to add up logically; I don't have to fully understand them, but I can't believe anything that contradicts itself.

You shouldn't try to tell someone else what he or she ought to believe.

My beliefs have been clear to me ever since I was taught them as a child.

It makes sense to defer to leaders who have the discernment needed to evaluate spiritual matters.

I can just feel what is right or true.

It may have been through a dream, a vision, or an apparition, but one way or anotherI received "the message," and I follow it.

People have all kinds of hunches and instincts; if they are not careful, those can get them into a lot of trouble.

Whatever you believe is true for you.

I know many of the words of many of our Scriptures/creeds/doctrines, but not necessarily what they mean.

It would be presumptuous to second-guess what I've been taught; I don't have the knowledge or training needed to make such assessments.

My friends and I talk about spiritual matters and together sense what we should believe.

I know my spiritual direction is right because I often feel God's presence.

I think we should just deal with the facts; it's okay if they fly in the face of conventional thinking.

What matters most is that you are sincere in your beliefs.

I can hardly remember not going with my family to worship.

If I don't follow what I've been taught, I will suffer the consequences.

I know what the so-called spiritual experts try to tell us, but I have a hunch they're all wrong.

You can study your books and consult the experts, but God told me what's right, and for me that settles it.

I'd like to believe things people tell me, but I've got to check it out first.

Tolerance means acknowledging that everyone's ideas are true and valuable for them.

I don't think I could ever believe anything other than my religion; our family has practiced it for generations.

I trust the people whose talents, skills, and knowledge have brought them to positions of spiritual influence.

I can usually tell within seconds if something is true.

When our group gets together, we feel God's presence, and that gives us confidence our beliefs are on the right track.

It's easy to glamorize "following your heart" or hanging on to ancient traditions, but what really matters is whether or not something is true.

It would be judgmental to say that my way is right and yours is wrong.

I go to our group's meetings because that's our custom- it's just what we do.

Our book says it, and that settles it.

Generally my mistakes have come when I've ignored my inner guiding voice.

Whether it was an angel, a departed loved one, or some other kind of spiritual being, I can't ignore the insights it gave me.

It's hard to argue with solid evidence.

I can tell something is true by the fact that it's working in my life.

It's hard for me to think about not being involved in my particular faith; it's part of my heritage and identity.

It's a high value in my religion to humbly submit to what the leaders say.

I think many people have what might be called a "sixth sense," and they need to pay attention to it.

I didn't know what to think, so I prayed and asked for supernatural guidance- and I was given assurance about which way I should go.

I just try to weigh the information I'm given, carefully consider the source, and reach a logical conclusion.

Confident Faith Questionnaire
Relativistic
Traditional
Authoritarian
Intuitive
Mystical
Evidential

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