On the front page of our website today, there is an article I have posted entitled “Does It Really Take More ‘Faith’ to Believe Evolutionary Ideas?” Here are the first few paragraphs from my commentary:
Many Christians with the best of intentions make the claim, “It takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation.” On the surface, this sounds like a plausible argument. But how does it correspond to the teaching of Scripture? How does the Bible define the word faith?I encourage you to read the full text of today’s lead web article, and discover why it takes a blind “faith” to believe in evolution.
Faith Involves Trust in One Who Is FaithfulThe book of Hebrews offers a definition of faith that most believers should be familiar with:Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)Here “substance” relates to the essence of truth (“what really is”). The Greek word pictures something that “stands fast under,” such as a foundation or substructure, which provides a firm support for what we think and do. “Evidence of things not seen” refers to an assurance or conviction not based primarily on personal experience or empirical evidence but upon the character and purposes of God. This definition characterizes the lives of the believers mentioned in Hebrews 11, who relied on nothing but the promises of God without any visible evidence that the promises would be fulfilled (e.g., Hebrews 11:10, 11, 13, 39–40).
Faith, then, generally involves trust or belief in someone or something—in this case, God—that is faithful:“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.” (Deuteronomy 7:9)Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)
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