"Faith" No More

It's Time We Did Away with the Notion of Religious Wishful Thinking

I don't like the word "faith." It's not that faith isn't valuable. True biblical faith is essential for salvation. But faith is often deeply misunderstood in a way that hurts Christianity and harms Christians.

Some think that having a level of certainty about the truth of Christianity makes faith unnecessary or irrelevant—that this kind of knowledge undermines genuine faith and offends God. The reasoning goes something like this: We all know that God wants us to have faith. In fact, without faith, it's impossible to please him (Hebrews 11:6). However, gathering evidence for God and Christianity leaves little room for faith. After all, how can one have faith in something...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #26, fall 2013 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo26/faith-no-more

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