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? A lot of people outside the Christian world certainly think so—and even many secular Christians believe Christianity is based entirely on feelings rather than facts.
Does God expect us to have blind faith? More to the point, is the kind of faith God gives us a blind faith Ephesians 2: Is our faith really to be blind, without true understanding?
To answer this, we will start by looking at one of the greatest examples of faith found in the Old Testament.
God told Abraham that Abraham would be a father of many nations and that his wife Sarah would bear him a child even though they were very old. Indeed, Sarah was 90, and Abraham was around when Isaac was finally born to them.
Then God told Abraham to do the unthinkable, to kill Isaac Genesis Upon receiving the order, Abraham did not question God. This account makes it seem that God was rewarding and complimenting Abraham for blind faith, and since Abraham is one of the models given to us to follow, it would seem that blind faith is the ideal.
That, however, is not the whole story. If we turn to the book of Hebrews and read what it says about Abraham, we can find out a bit more. Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the hall of fame of faith. In it we find many of the greatest people of the Bible and their accomplishments through faith.
Abraham did not act blindly. Instead, he used his powers of reason, based on what he knew about God, to think it through. Then he acted accordingly.
Throughout Scripture we find that reason, wisdom, and logic are lifted up as good traits. For example, Proverbs 3: Paul commends the church at Berea because they searched the Scriptures daily to see if what Paul said was true Acts To state the point simply, God created humans with the ability to think and reason, and God expects us to use the gift He has given us.
Remember that at its core the goal of reason and logic is to find truth, and Jesus made the bold claim that He is truth John Abraham had learned that God would keep His promises through a lifetime of walking with God, so this was a reasoned and informed faith.
There will be times in our walk with God that we will act purely on faith because we do not have the whole picture, as in the case of Abraham.Why are Christians So Stupid? - Does the Bible Teach Blind Faith? by Rich Deem Introduction. Many skeptics think that Christianity is for people who do not want to think.
Question – Is there a difference between faith and blind faith? Answer (short) – 1. Yes, there is a vast difference. Blind faith is undesirable and reasonable faith is not only desirable but essential. 2. Reasonable faith is sensible and verifiable whereas blind faith is not.
3. And when a Christian or a pastor responds with “Just have faith” that translates in the mind of the unbeliever as “in order to be a Christian, you need to commit intellectual suicide.” This blind faith approach is so, so, so very unbiblical. Mature Christian believers do not walk by a "blind faith" Regarding the topic of faith, the apostle Paul tersely wrote: We walk by faith, not by sight.
(2 Corinthians ) Because of this, some have mistakenly assumed that the Christian has been asked to navigate through life with a blind faith. Question: "Does God expect us to have blind faith?" Answer: The phrase “blind faith” means different things to different people, and, sadly, many people use it as a negative, disparaging term to describe anyone who believes in God.
A dictionary definition of blind faith is “belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination.” But is this the kind of faith God desires us.
And when a Christian or a pastor responds with “Just have faith” that translates in the mind of the unbeliever as “in order to be a Christian, you need to commit intellectual suicide.” This blind faith approach is so, so, so very unbiblical.