Faith means to believe without evidence

In response to Guy King’s letter to the editor: Gullible Soon Parted From Rational Thought.

To the editor:

In response to Guy King’s letter to the editor: Gullible Soon Parted From Rational Thought (May 29 Capital News).

As a Christian it’s difficult replying to Guy’s letter. His mind is totally closed to any possibility that there is a God, therefore there is no mutual ground to meet on.

Obviously he has never had a personal experience with God, which I have had. It is also obvious that reading the written word of God will not convince him.

In fact, Jesus said: “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” That turned out to be so true. After his ressurection Jesus said to doubting Thomas: “Because you have seen me you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen me and yet have believed.”

Jesus used the miraculous to draw the crowds and build their faith in a kingdom not of this world.

I can understand Guy King, or can I? In being true to his convictions I believe he is saying: If there is a God, show me proof.

But at the same time he is unwilling to listen to the proof that another can show him.

A mother puts a small rubber toy in the crib. The baby looks and sees it, then touches it, then puts it into its mouth. The young mind is trained early. In the world he is born into there is nothing, unless one can see it, grab hold of it, or taste it.

A person can have the faith to be drawn into a false religion, of which there are many, but they will never have a personal relationship with the living God unless they are “born again.”

Jesus said to Nicodemus: “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” And if we can’t see it then how can we touch it or taste of it, in order to believe in it?

But Jesus came into the world to open the eyes of the spiritually blind by bringing new birth to their spirit, which can only happen as we in turn receive him into our hearts. Just a simple invitation, but when taken can have a major impact on our lives as we personally experience the reality of the living God (my own experience).

And Guy King’s understanding of what constitutes irrational thought is based only on partial truth, that is, truth without faith in God, or to put it another way, body and soul operating without a spirit which is not the way it was originally intended.

Vernon Kapler,

Kelowna

 

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