Atheist questions the veracity, origin and purpose of faith.
Atheist/Agnostic, Jim D, stated: “Is FAITH Really All that Bad?? And Do You Really Need PROOF in order to Have FAITH?? OR Can FAITH Be Your CHOICE for Your Goals and Purpose in Life??”
Faith, for the Christian, is not blind faith but an understanding/acknowledgment of the undeniable empiricism that exists within Nature displayed within the Heavens extending downward to the complex human genome; evidence that mandates both supernatural design and a supernatural Designer (Romans 1:18-32). It is this preliminary form of extant, empirical, evidence that motivates an honest person, absent the deception of secularistic-atheistic personal biases, to pursue the identity of the One who has placed this supernatural evidence before our eyes as testimony of His validity and reality (Acts 7:49; Isaiah 66:1).
When this person, seeking knowledge of the Omnipotent Holy One, steps-out in faith and investigates the evidence available, they will find that Christianity is the only coherent worldview with corresponding truth that defines origin-meaning-morality-destiny and directly answers with logical consistency, empirical adequacy, experiential relevance (Hebrews 11:6). There is ONE God and ONE Mediator for sin, Jesus Christ-Yeshua, Who is God-Creator-Messiah-Intercessor-Judge (1 Timothy 2:5).
So Christian faith is not blind faith but an honest observation/evaluation of the irrefutable evidence before us combined with a humble and contrite heart that is willing to seek out the Truth and live by that Truth. Unless one sincerely desires to know the Creator of the Universe; unless one is willing to seek the King of kings with their whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13) and is willing to approach Him with meekness, humbleness, honesty, our Creator will remain an enigma and that person having rejected God’s Truth will exist in a subpar life in Time and die in sin and ultimately lose their soul in Hell in Eternity because they did not desire the counsel and wisdom of the God who created them, loves them, died for them; this, because they stubbornly refused to come to God the Father in obedience and in accordance with His Plan, His Way i.e. Jesus Christ-Yeshua as Lord for the mediation of sin (John 14:6).
Rickey D. Holtsclaw