But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. —Luke 1:13,18
Zacharias, a priest under the old covenant, was in the temple fullfilling his duties when the angel Gabriel appeared. The angel told Zacharias that he and his wife would bear a child named John. This was big news because they were old and had no children. “How can this be? We’re too old,” Zacharias said. In other words, he doubted the word of the Lord. A person who doubts at some point will speak doubt. Read More. . .