Thursday, 20 August 2015
We can’t all have my mother’s faith (or a gifting of faith). And neither do we need it. Paul instructs us that that which we believe is rational, and he is correct. What he means is, we can see and affirm many things about God and Christianity without faith - and that this in turn, builds our personal faith. God is evident in His creation, and this insight is unmistakable to many by simple observation, and to others by study. This does not negate faith. There are areas where faith is required. This is God’s intent and prerogative. Many wonder why He wouldn’t simply reveal Himself to the degree that we could not deny Him. How could you not believe in Him if He shook the earth from a pillar of flame and commanded us to listen? Or, wouldn’t it be easier to evangelize the world if Noah’s ark was perched in plain site, and all we had to do was point at it?