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More on faith

In regards to faith, I do like the author of Hebrews from Ch. 11 v.1 :

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (ESV)

I do like Greg Koukl’s description that faith is “active trust”. Too often these days the word faith is coupled with “leap of” or “blind” and it implies that if you have faith or “you just gotta have faith”, that it is somehow antithetical to reason. In reality, Biblical faith, faith in Jesus Christ, is an assurance based on evidence, leading to knowlege, out of which comes faith – that active trust that Greg talks about. It is also important that you not only have faith itself, but that your faith is put in something (someone) whom you can trust. In other words, it is the object of your faith that is important, not merely the faith itself. If I place my trust in something that turns out to be untrustworthy, my faith has been misplaced. That is why my own faith is born out of evidence and knowlege and not out of a subjective feeling or some sort of experience that I’ve had.

I’ll leave it at that and invite comments.

  • Is Faith a force? Or words the container of the force by which God/believer can cetare their own world? How is that Mark 11:23-24 speaks about the God-kind-of-faith? Does faith become the believer’s object of faith? Or does God become the object of one’s faith? If in fact faith becomes the believer’s object of faith than it id a false faith. If in fact God had to have faith who is He trusting? If in fact God had to have faith than He is mere man; not God. How do you interpret Hebrews 11:1, 2? Is faith a living channel of trust in the God of the Bible? Or is faith a metaphysical faith by which it becomes a force, as to release into the earth realm by the mere words of believers? Is Man God? Or Is God Man? Is God Servant? A magical bellhop at the beck and call of the Faith believer? I appreciate for your prompt response.