Evidence Based Faith - Not Blind Faith

To believe in Jesus requires faith. But it is not blind faith. Neither is it something that needs a lot of determination. We don't have to recite hundred or thousand of times that Jesus is my Savior as if repeated saying could make a lie to become a truth.

Jesus himself explained very clearly in
John 5: 36 ...For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me.
John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
Jesus wanted to look at the work that He has done. The good work, such as the feeding of thousands, healing of all kinds, and even resurrection of the dead and His dead on the cross and the resurrection. For the work, even without the resurrection, believe that Jesus is an honest and powerful man and then believe his claim that He is the Son of God. A good and honest man does not lie. Jesus' dead on the cross was because of the claim that He was God, a truth that he could not lie or deny. For that, He had to die on the cross. There is no magic here. Just follow the simple logic of reasoning.

Finally, have you considered that it is not your faith that work the miracle but the faithfulness of God's Words. Our faith in a fantasy will not make the fantasy comes true. We believe in God's Word because it really works. Our faith is evidence based and hence it is easy, real and effective. There is nothing mystical and don't make salvation too hard. Just believe that Jesus is who he said he is from the works that he did.


T. Lee said...

Since Jesus stated that it is by our faith that we are healed, Mark 5:34, 10:52...I am going to ask if you meant that it is by our faith in the faithfullness of His Word?

T. Lee said...

Not that I disagree that it is by God's power that we are healed and has nothing to do with the "magical" power of our faith. I just wanted to clarify with you. Have a blessed day!

Lim Liat said...

Yes. It takes two to work. It is always God initiates and man follows. God or Man alone does not work. Putting our faith in the faithfulness of His Word will work. Many of us believe, practice and have seen the miracles of healing by praying, laying of hands or just plain commanding in Jesus' wonderful name.