2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (retweet)
Believing in the unseen eternal is NOT blind faith. All faith verses need to be read in that light. The “New Atheists” and Christian fideists have a very warped, unbiblical definition of faith.
Faith is about trust and loyalty. You have faith in your spouse that s/he is faithful. This faith is not blind, and neither is biblical faith. Everyone in the Bible who has faith in the unseen (God’s unfulfilled promises about our eternal relationship with him), bases their faith on the reality that they have seen God fulfill other promises up to that point. The heroes of the faith in Hebrews 11 all based their faith on a God they saw working in their lives.
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (NIV)
“…about what we do not see…” YET!
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Thank you for that point. “It is what we don't see YET.” :) Bethany