Logical Gal – No such thing as blind faith!

8 Apr

How many times have you heard Christians described as un-thinking dolts who depend on ‘blind faith’ to get them through life?

Properly defining terms will release Christians from that unkind, unflattering and untrue label.

Pistis (Strong’s  # 4102) is the Greek word for trust. (often translated as ‘faith’)

So what do Christians trust or rely on for their beliefs?  They look to evidence.

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Does that surprise you?  It shouldn’t.  The Christian God provided the direct evidence of an empty tomb, ‘securely’ guarded by well-trained Roman soldiers. Paul cites eyewitness testimony from 500+ people who vouched they encountered or saw the resurrected Jesus of Nazareth. When he pens this fact, most of those people are still alive and available to counter his bold statement if in fact UN-true.

So Christians who trust God have past evidence to inform their ‘faith’.  They also have the recorded promises of a supernatural being. This God has the audacity to have put in writing for generations to see what He was predicting.  So far, many of those promises have been fulfilled.  Actual circumstances that have turned out the way God promised build confidence in His followers.

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So Christians have an evidence-based trust in God, backed up by reason.  Those who live by ‘supposed sight’ actually are the less rational.  They tend to let circumstances alter their feelings, which then rule their decisions.

So tell me, who is the one who lives blindly? ‘Thinking Christians’ is NOT an oxymoron!

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Question: What do you have faith in?  Whom or what do you trust and why?

2 Responses to “Logical Gal – No such thing as blind faith!”

  1. Cody Libolt April 8, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    I love this. I wonder if you would check out a blog network I have with a few friends. We write on similar topics. Jacob Brunton and I have written on the topic of evidence and reasoning frequently. The site is reasoninview.wordpress.com It’s a Christian discussion of mind and motive. Maybe you’d be interested to get involved.

    • Maria April 8, 2015 at 7:57 am #

      Thanks for writing. I’ll go to the website today! May the God who has given us reason bless you in your labors for Truth.

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