Friday, February 22, 2008

Faith Is Not Blind

Is there anything that can persuade you not to believe in God? Many Christians might respond, "No! Absolutely not! There is nothing anyone can possibly say that will make me change my mind!"

Well, what if someone had proof that the resurrection was a hoax? We might have to conclude as Paul did: "For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied" (1 Corinthians 15:16-19).

Blind faith really isn't faith at all. It's important to know not only what you believe, but why you believe it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! How can we ever be a true apologist if we cannot present to someone who asks us about the reason of the hope that lies within us? Herein lies the evidence of "Americanized" Christianity. Noone seems to know why they believe what they believe. Instead of saying "here's what this scripture means to me", we need to truly understand what the scripture is saying. How can we present the truth to a dying world when we don't know why we believe? May God help us all to search the scriptures daily.

R. D. Bailey said...

Thanks. I find it freeing to be a staunch, biblical, presupositionalist.

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