Do you have Faith?

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Do you have Faith?

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Post by snorider » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:10 am

This is not a trick question.

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Post by PaulSacramento » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:11 am

I have faith in lots of things, why?

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Post by Stygian » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:10 am

I have faith (complete trust or confidence) in a multitude of things that I've deemed as sensible, yes.

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Post by opus649 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:01 am

Everyone has faith in something.

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:45 pm

Faith is all we have.
1Tim1:15-17
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.Amen.

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Post by Kurieuo » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:35 pm

snorider wrote:This is not a trick question.
Don't you have Faith?

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Post by jlay » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:35 pm

THIS is not a trick answer.
-“The Bible treated allegorically becomes putty in the hands of the exegete.” John Walvoord

"I'm not saying scientists don't overstate their results. They do. And it's understandable, too...If you spend years working toward a certain goal and make no progress, of course you are going to spin your results in a positive light." Ivellious

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Post by Rob » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:52 am

If you stop everything and listen closely, you can hear the sound of an axe grinding in the distance.

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:23 pm

Rob wrote:If you stop everything and listen closely, you can hear the sound of an axe grinding in the distance.
:pound:
1Tim1:15-17
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.Amen.

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Post by snorider » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:08 am

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Definition of Faith:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/faith
faith   Origin
faith   [feyth] Show IPA
noun
1. confidence or trust in a person or thing:
2. belief that is not based on proof.
3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion.
4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.:
5. a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish


You are saying that you believe in anything anyone tells you? Anything you read? Without evidence?

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Post by bippy123 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:56 am

Sno, first thing you need to understand is that Christian faith isn't a blind one.
You first have the inner witness or the experiential experience of the holy spirit within you.
You also have historical evidence
You also have miracles
You also have the miracle of walking the Christian walk and living the Christian life
We can also add philosophical arguments but I think you get the picture.
We are not feidists.
I think you are confusing the 2
The greatest of these evidences is the inner witness of the holy spirit.
Faith will carry us through the rest

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Post by opus649 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:30 am

snorider wrote:You are saying that you believe in anything anyone tells you? Anything you read? Without evidence?
You are saying you don't understand how dictionaries work?

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Post by PaulSacramento » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:17 am

snorider wrote:------

Definition of Faith:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/faith
faith   Origin
faith   [feyth] Show IPA
noun
1. confidence or trust in a person or thing:
2. belief that is not based on proof.
3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion.
4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.:
5. a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish


You are saying that you believe in anything anyone tells you? Anything you read? Without evidence?

Funny how you choose THAT definition and not any of the rest:
4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.:

Which includes having "faith" in the Law, reason, science and * gasp* being an atheist.

There is a reason this was the first definition:
1. confidence or trust in a person or thing:

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Post by Kurieuo » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:11 pm

snorider wrote:Definition of Faith:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/faith
faith   Origin
faith   [feyth] Show IPA
noun
1. confidence or trust in a person or thing:
2. belief that is not based on proof.
3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion.
4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.:
5. a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish


You are saying that you believe in anything anyone tells you? Anything you read? Without evidence?
I'm wondering, how are you not a Nihilist?

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Post by Katabole » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:19 am

Hi Snorider,

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The Bible does NOT say that faith is the evidence of things that do not exist. It is my experience that there are many things that I have faith in that I cannot physically see with my eyes. And I'm sure you would agree that all truth is not solely dependent upon our senses.

Watch the following video. It's from Professor John Lennox's present speaking tour. The first 30 or so minutes are a lecture on faith and the last 40 or so minutes are questions and answers.

Is Faith a Delusion?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUV-4NYYHNo

After your done watching, I would love to read more comments on your deep-seated faith and why you believe in it.
Well it may be the devil or it may be the Lord but you know you gotta serve somebody. Bob Dylan

Every one that is of the truth hears my voice. Jesus from John 18:37

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