The Top Five Reasons Faith is Not What You Think It Is Here is an excellent post by Richard Eng at Cross Examined.Org. Advertisements Share this:PinterestFacebookLinkedInRedditMoreTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related 2 thoughts on “The Top Five Reasons Faith is Not What You Think It Is” Add yours Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging. Reply If you look at faith in the dictionary, you’ll see two varieties: epistemic faith and what I might call existential faith as it relates to a person. I can make two faith statements too: “I believe in Santa Claus” and “I believe in my wife.” The former is epistemic in that in declaring epistemically what think to be so concerning the existence of a being. In the latter I’m declaring my belief in terms of interpersonal trust, not merely a statement about existence. In Christianity, faith is like the latter: in the person of Jesus. Mere belief inn Jesus’ existence is not sufficient for salvation. One has to trust that Jesus did pay for their sins and trust him for salvation with hope. Implicit in that is affirmation of his existence. And Jesus’ actual existence and resurrection are well substantiated with evidence. So it’s a caricature to say that faith is belief without evidence or blind, as it’s none of these. In fact such a caricature really is more of a category mistake. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.