Thinking about Faith and 1 Corinthians
How we define faith greatly impacts how we live our lives and relate to God. Yet few people I have met can give any kind of thurough definition of the word. If you want evidence of this just Google “Street Epistemology” and watch people who are chruch members and even Seminary students really struggle to answer aithiest questions on faith. Usually when asked people say it is a kind of power or tool for producing belief. By Christians it is often set up like this: reason is an activity of the mind, the mind is fallen so it must produce fallen results. This is why God gave us faith, it’s like a direct belief producing tool that goes around those other belief producing methods and surpasses them.
1. Empty Faith
That is faith, trusting in God via good evidence in spite the difficult circumstances. Faith is an enduring thing, something that we use as a rail to hold onto amist life’s storm saying again and again “I KNOW God is faithful” .