Is Faith Blind?

Skeptics claim you have to check your brain at the door to have faith. A prevalent assumption among those who believe is we must close our minds and take a blind leap. There is an overt view on the one hand, and an intimation on the other, that acknowledging God is beneath our intelligence. We feel thinking needs to be set aside. While people of faith do not display the smugness that today's scoffing figures in the atheist movement do, this weak outlook does not honor God.

Truth, wisdom, and knowledge will not be fully known unless we humble ourselves before the God who made us. Until we acknowledge the Almighty who created our existence and gives ultimate meaning to our lives, we will be in the dark. Worse still, unless we accept His Son, we are at enmity with our own Creator.

Life is not intended to be removed from God. There is no relevance without Him. His character is so full of unsearchable wisdom, His Word and gospel so imbued with sublime power as to surpass what this world calls knowledge in infinite magnitude. Belief involves our whole being, without being detached from our intellect. There are things necessary to know about God, ourselves, and the gospel. We accept them as true with our comprehension, according to the evidence given. Truth stands sure regardless of whether we recognize it or not, with no need to remove rational reasoning to help it along.

In affirming this we do not want to exalt our intelligence. The gospel is simple enough to be grasped by children, as well as belief in God. Nor can anyone be saved unless God draws them to Christ. Head knowledge alone will not bring relationship with Him. We must assent to what we apprehend with our minds, receiving Jesus and trusting in Him.

We need not fear belief is inferior to today's intellectual achievement. Our minds are a gift from God, with benefits He has blessed. Yet, in shaping a secular worldview that has turned its back on the Creator, society has built a fortress of vanity and presumption that falls as dust before the truth of the Almighty. He alone is the measuring rod, we are not. Faith is the key to understanding the reality of our world and ourselves. When we are in harmony with God's truth, all else is understood in its light.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:19.

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