Blind Faith is an idea that is entrenched in our culture. But is this idea a true representation of our faith as Christians?
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Dave: The second goal of apologetics is to provide a sure foundation to believers. A popular notion today is to suggest that faith must be “blind” or irrational to truly be faith.
Jeff: But, this is not the Biblical definition of faith at all. Giving one definition of faith, Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Therefore, having deeper hope and more certainty in what we believe actually increases our faith.
Dave: How do you gain certainty? How is hope deepened?
Jeff: In line for a roller coaster, nervous participants may not be certain or hopeful for a safe outcome. But as they witness safety restraints, workers paying attention their hope for safety is deepened.
Dave: They saw it was safe!
Jeff: And the Apostle Peter, who worked beside Jesus still had faith, even though he had seen Jesus.
Dave: His faith was in what was yet to come just like the roller coaster riders were yet to ride. Peter saw ample evidence that Jesus was who he said he was.
Jeff: Faith ISN’T blind!