My Faith Means Everything to Me
The decision to give my life to Christ is the greatest accomplishment of my life. I love Christ and I love His church, but within the church I have met a few members with some strange ideas about faith.
Listen to these Bible class comments on faith:
- "You can study all the evidence, or you can live by faith."
- "Those who need proof just don't know how to accept things by faith."
Is it wrong to seek evidences to base our faith on? Is faith the blind acceptance of unfounded ideas or is faith trust grounded in reason?
Now, not every question is going to be answered to your complete satisfaction, but like a court trial you can find sufficient evidence on which to base your faith. True faith is something tried and tested. It is based on reasonable evidence which supports a specific conclusion.
I have faith that if I put my hand on a hot stove, it will burn my hand. This faith is based on the evidence of past experiences which have led me to this conclusion. Personal embarrassment prevents me from relating all the reasons I hold this conviction, but suffice it to say, I know for a fact a stove will burn your hand. My faith is based on reasonable evidence. I have seen (and felt) what stoves are capable of doing!
I have faith in God based on what I have seen Him do in my life and the lives of those around me. I have faith in Jesus because I have learned of His way of life and teaching and I agree with it. Where other methods have failed, Jesus' way of doing things fixes my life problems.
So go ahead. Examine the evidence. Let truth strengthen your faith.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
- Hebrews 11:1
Examine the facts of Christianity to gain assurance that these things are so.