Blind Faith?

2000 years ago, ten energized disciples found the missing Thomas. With voices full of excitement they related the events of the upper room. Jesus had appeared to them. Jesus was alive! They had seen the evidence - His hands and His side. The One that was dead was alive. "He arose. He arose. Halleluiah, Christ arose!"

But Thomas said,

Except I shall see... I will not believe.

John 20:25

How often are we like him? Unless I see, I won't believe. Have doubts come into our mind about believing in God when we can't see Him? When others, far more intelligent and educated than us, blatantly deny His existence and label our Christianity as blind faith, do we wonder?

Is it crazy to believe in something we can't see?

Can blind people believe in things even though they can't see them?

We can't see gravity but we believe in it.

We can't see the wind but we believe in it.

We can't see joy, oxygen, love, magnetic waves or sound and yet we believe in their existence.

And we aren't labelled crazy or illogical because of our belief. In fact, if we didn't believe in these things, we would be called crazy!

Why? Why do we believe in the existence of such things when we can't see them?

Because we see the evidence.

Evidence proves the existence of things we can't see.

Twice over the Bible talks about people who call themselves atheists.

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

Psalm 14:1, 53:1

Why is he a fool?

Because he denies the evidence.

Romans 1:20 tells us,

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world

are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,

even his eternal power and Godhead;

so that they are without excuse.

Romans 1:20

Creation is evidence of God. Our "invisible" God is so clearly "visible" that no excuses are allowed. Only a fool would deny it.

Every creation ever created is evidence of a creator. We don't need to have seen the artist to know the art had one. We don't need to have seen the designer to know the design had one. The creation of our world is no different. Everywhere you turn from the animal world, to the plant world, to the universe and more, creation screams of a Creator. Even secular biologists can show in exquisite detail all the unique properties of endless creations in our world.

No wonder creation is evidence of God.

Hebrews 11:3 says,

Through faith we understand

that the worlds were framed by the word of God,

so that things which are seen were not made

of things which do appear.

Hebrews 11:3

Two verses earlier, faith is defined very clearly for us.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,

he evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1

Faith is... the evidence of things not seen.

Blind faith? I don't think so. My eyes are wide open to see the evidence of a Creator. Evolution? Now that's more like blind faith to me! No wonder the title of Geisler and Turek's book is, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.

Neither do I!

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Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.
Psalm 86:11

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