Wednesday, April 28, 2010
What is Faith?
The effort to believe that which your common-sense tells you is not true.
- Elbert Hubbard
Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen.
- Hebrews 11:1
Paul recognized how thin faith is. Just a belief and if wrong they are to be pitied above all.
1 Corinthians 15:12-19
But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.