Faith and Reason

Modern heathens like to view faith as irrational. They say people believe in God in spite of the evidence. They say we use “faith” as a dodge to avoid rational thought. But my experience is just the opposite.

You see, faith is hard, not easy.

And everyone who has ever struggled with laziness, gluttony, lust, or any other temptation to do something they know they shouldn’t do knows that being irrational is easy. It’s rationality that is the hard thing. It’s easy to be unfaithful. It’s hard to stay true.

We know, rationally, that God exists, that He loves us, and that we depend on Him for our very lives. But it takes faith to actually trust this; to act as if this is really true. In this way, faith is more like trust in reason than like some blind ignorance of facts. Faith is the strength to act out our rational beliefs. Faith is the ability to bring our body and our mind into accord. Without faith, we will say one thing and do another. Without faith, we are all made hypocrites.

But with faith “you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.”

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