My mom struggles with her eyesight. That must be the only way to lose weight. Please dear Lord, lead me to the genuine faith that You desire me to have. Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. Praise God for you being transparent and pouring out your heart to him in this forum. Join us as we explore 7 Inspiring Examples of Faith in the Bible. I can't prove any of these beliefs to be true, and neither can anyone else.
But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. The consequences for rejecting Christ's sacrifice are very serious indeed. By the way, many people in our world today have thoughtlessly handed over the keys to their very souls to false preachers and teachers, without doing any serious research to see if their messages match God's word. I ask all these things in the name that is above all names Jesus Jesus Jesus. God honored her faith in a powerful way! Even as the secularists and the culture they have shaped scorns religion—and especially Christianity—as blind faith, one is awestruck by the catalog of their own blind faith beliefs.
Question even if the very existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. They utter certain words as inherited from them. Your brain is supposed to end up in the same state regardless. Let him who has done this be removed from among you. Thank you Thank you Thank you for sharing! Objection: Do Apologists forget the work of The Holy Spirit? And—does the path we take in life matter little to God, so long as we continue to blindly stumble forward with our sincere convictions? Pray that as you have asked for wisdom that you have confidence the Lord will provide liberally without reproach.
The man has blind faith: he does not know the reason, but he chooses to believe in the goodness and power of God, and to still worship God. Abraham had learned that God would keep His promises through a lifetime of walking with God, so this was a reasoned and informed faith. If God really wanted us to have blind faith, why would Paul give evidence for his credibility? Amen to blind faith that leads us closer to who we are in Him!! And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. I was thinking one example might be having faith that your car will start in the morning when you put the key in the ignition. A conclusion, which, of itself, was a bittersweet paradox—for how could doubt simply cease to exist by any stretch of the imagination? More to the point, is the kind of faith God gives us a blind faith Ephesians 2:8-9? Back in ancient Judaism, the way to tell if a prophet was truly from God was if he gave evidence that he came from God. But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;You are my glory, the One who holds my head high. They are like animals; no, they are far worse—they are totally unaware.
Then God told Abraham to do the unthinkable, to kill Isaac Genesis 22:1-19. I pray that God will guide you in your thoughts and actions. He was essentially encouraging them and us to have a faith based on fact, not on fiction. David ignored all the negativity, pressed on in faith, used his God given gifts, and conquered the giant — to the glory of God! I too have been praying for some people for years and it looks like it is to no avail. If a friend has never revealed secrets in the past, I can have faith that he will not reveal them in the future. And God saw that the light was good. Christopher Hitchens declares boldly that New Atheists such as himself do not hold any beliefs.
Cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing in your soul. She was a prayer warrior and never ceased praying for him. People routinely call evolution a theory, and the evolutionists treat it essentially as a law. The Holy Spirit works through apologetics just as He works through preaching. It is not possible to have a good relationship with any human being without faith. We do not speak of faith that two and two are four or that the earth is round.
They believe - but cannot prove - that their interpretation is correct. Although many of the people did lose faith. In Acts 17:11, Paul commended, rather than criticized, the Bereans' intent search through the Bible to see if Paul's message was valid. Even in a traditionalist, hidebound , normally the only entities who are upheld as deserving unquestioning loyalty are the highest authority figures and prestige institutions, not just ordinary people. They were part of the same prayer group years earlier. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.
They seem unaware of how non-empirical, essentially philosophical, principles stand behind their own perspective. The Buddhists think their holy scriptures are inspired. The facts about fossil dating and genetic transmission of characteristics must be a part of any future biology, and so there is no room for either a 6000-year-old earth, or for completely unrelated, independently-created species. There seems to be storms and winds all around me. We will requite them their due share fully, without any reduction. The term normally arises in reference to the latter type, and is slightly pejorative. Do you want to be responsible for that? Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
Slippery Slope - These fallacies occur when someone assumes a very small action will lead to extreme outcomes. They made their hearts diamond-hard lest they should hear the law and the words that the Lord of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Please help me have the perspective You desire me to have in the midst of the chaos. He's not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. What a wonderful testimony of the power of prayer. World poverty is morally unacceptable.
I have no doubt that some religious people do have blind faith. Esther was a brave woman of faith who trusted that God was in control, no matter how she herself personally fared. And trust cannot be conjured up or manufactured. And most importantly, they don't think that shouting strengthens their argument. Alister McGrath, a former atheist, is Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College, London.