Friday, March 9, 2012

Faith Doesn't Make Sense

The argument of a "logical" atheist:
How do you know there is a god? You can't prove he exists. You can't see him. Your bible is legend not historical fact. You can't prove it either. Miracles are coincidence and hocus-pocus. Your faith makes no sense.
I could argue that many things in the Bible do have corroborating evidense to support them, but that is not my point. Faith doesn't have to make sense.  Faith is believing in and trusting what you can't see and can't prove. It's not about logic or reason. Faith in God is not a rational response. It is knowing what doesn't come from knowledge; it is based on truth not facts. It can not be made to make sense to a world desperate to define itself for itself in rational terms it can calculate and understand.
None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. -- 1 Corinthians 2:8, 14 (NIV)
Another thing to remember about faith is that we are assured in every exhortation in both Old and New testaments that there will be those who will not accept it. "First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires." 2 Peter 3:3 (NIV)
We can do nothing for them but to keep trusting, keep hoping, keep believing.

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