Friday, June 21, 2019

Faith: The Correct Definition

False definitions of “faith” abound in the secular world. From what I’ve been able to tell, many atheists love to set the definition of faith as, “belief in something with NO evidence." It seems they do this to poke fun at anyone who believes in an intelligent creator of the universe. They could also use the definition to make it seem as though it’s unreasonable to have faith in God. But is this the true definition of faith?

If God is supernatural, not being subject to physical laws of the universe, the only way atheists themselves could hold to their belief that God doesn’t exist is by FAITH (using their own definition of it), since they believe in only what can be measured in the physical universe — if atheists believe in only what can be measured in the physical universe, how can they prove that something outside the physical universe doesn’t exist? So again, they contradict themselves.

The definition of actual biblical faith in the bible is: “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) That’s way different than the atheist definition of faith. Nowhere in that definition says that faith is baseless with NO evidence. In fact, in the bible in Romans 1, it says, “…The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth through unrighteousness. For what may be known about God is clear to them since God has shown it to them. The invisible things about Him—His eternal power and deity—have been clearly seen since the creation of the world and are understood by the things that are made, so that they are without excuse.” “Understood by the things that are made, so that they are without excuse” — that’s heavy. This implies that there are no true atheists. Stuff exists, and not only does stuff exist, but there is beauty, order, truth, logic, morals, and complex life everywhere. To believe that sometime in the distant past, nothing exploded into matter which randomly evolved into everything is baseless and shows a desperate attempt to evade moral accountability to a creator. Furthermore, it says that they “suppress the truth." They know the truth but they push it down and away from them because they don’t want to be accountable to a creator. They want to be their own God. This is probably the main reason most atheists can’t be reasoned with, especially internet atheists. Furthermore, the assertion that people base their belief in Jesus Christ on "no evidence" is unfounded. The new testament is written with much emphasis on eyewitness testimony. In general, people don't accept the evidence presented to them because their ideals are threatened. In the words of Frank Turek, "They're not on a truth quest, they're on a happiness quest."

Atheists implicitly believe and aggressively advocate that the universe came from nothing, nobody, and for no reason. All the complexity of life and beauty in the universe arrived randomly — that is the world view of atheists — many of whom work very hard and long hours spending their lives preaching that there is no God only to (in their eyes) cease to exist one day.