Is Faith Blind? (Thinking Challenge #4)

So, is faith blind?  Is faith a matter of believing in something that we cannot see, hear, taste, touch or feel?  What is faith?  Is it some psychological state of mind that allows us to believe in something or someone that does not exist?  When someone says, “I have faith in God”, what does that really mean?

At a time in my life, I had to reconcile these questions.  Growing up in the church, I had heard the word faith over and over again, but the only definition given was Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

But what does that really mean?  It almost seems like a contradiction rather than a definition.  I mean, everyone else says that faith is hoping in something that you can’t see, feel, hear or touch.  Even the dictionary says faith is a “firm belief in something for which there is no proof”.  Now we have just encountered a problem.  The Hebrews 11 definition seems to contradict the dictionary.  Oh no, what ever shall we do?

Let me ask this, ‘If faith is a belief in something that cannot be proven’, then it would come to reason that the faith is a theoretical based system.  Let’s think about this for a moment. If something cannot be proven, but someone believes in it, it would then become a theory until completely proven, right?

In science, something cannot be considered a law of nature, physics or chemistry until there is solid evidence that the theory exists.  When a specific number of proofs are then seen, in a tangible way, it is only then called a law.  So what about evolution?  Why is it still called ‘the theory of evolution’ if everyone believes it to be true.  A lot of people have “faith” in our current scientific “discoveries” so should this theory be called ‘the law of evolution?’

So if faith in God is simply a belief that cannot be proven, then is God simply a theoretical mindset?  Or is there something else to this?  Is it possible that God really exists in a tangible and real way?  Do demons and angels really exist or was that postulated by some uneducated morons and imbeciles?  If these are just simply uneducated, then why do so many people, who are highly educated, still believe in God?

Here is what I believe about faith….

The real definition of faith is – ‘allegiance to duty or a person; fidelity (accurate) to one’s promises’.  This means that faith is not just something fly-by-night.  It is a commitment to God caused by believing in His very accurate promises.

The word fidelity means accurate to the extreme.  It is so accurate that it has to be true.  So, faith is a total commitment to God and believing in God’s promises, so how does this equate to the Hebrews  11 definition?  Here it is again, piece by piece…

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for….” – Knowing and completely trusting…(the original definition of hope is trust)

“…and certain of what we do not see.” – Knowing (with evidence) in a God we cannot physically see.

So faith is simply knowing and completely trusting in a God we cannot see but the evidence exists to allow him to be Truth and not theory.  So what evidence do we have?  This is where you come in.  Simply reply with what tangible evidence you have that God is alive and well.  If you feel God doesn’t exist, then reply with the tangible evidence you have.  Either way, I am looking for your input.  Remember, whatever evidence you bring must be tangible and not theoretical.  I’ll update this later on, depending on the responses.

Let’s see what you come up with.  God bless and think today.

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One thought on “Is Faith Blind? (Thinking Challenge #4)

  1. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[g] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22  Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

    -Romans 1:18-23

    It is useless trying to explain or “prove” the existence of God to an atheist evolutionist, since they are purposely trying to suppress what’s already in front of their faces. Trying to submit evidences to satisfy their questioning will put God’s existence, character, and glory subject to their scrutiny, thus making God under their authority. In that case, we might as well say that they are gods. Fact is, faith in God is easily evidence based. “But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.” (Deut. 30:14) Men have a moral conscience bearing witness. If God does not exist, there can be no reasonable basis for saying that murder is evil. But atheist would never deny the evil of murder. It is utter foolishness. They presuppose that God does not exist, and then borrow evidences that reveal the complete opposite.

    Truth is, their faith is blind; my faith is evidence that my eyes are wide open!

    But for us who believe it should be no surprise. As the Lord says through Isaiah,

    “Make the heart of this people dull,
        and their ears heavy,
        and blind their eyes;
    lest they see with their eyes,
        and hear with their ears,
    and understand with their hearts,
        and turn and be healed.”

    God has blinded them. This may be tough for some to accept, but God is sovereign, even over them.

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