Theists, how is faith a justification for the belief in a god(s)?
anything can be believed on faith. Just as a catholic and a Protestant can believe in their versions of Christianity on their faith, but both cannot be true. Therefore faith is not a reliable way of ascertaining the truth, just as a relying on a coin toss I’d not a good way of making a decision. The Bible or any other religious/holy book doesn’t provide evidence for any divine being. So how can you justify belief?
@lord martinelli, wrong, atheism is the default position. I am not convinced in the existence of a god because no sufficient evidence has been given. The burden of proof is on the belief. The lack of belief is no faith. How can you put faith on something you don’t believe in?
Malcom: the Bible is not evidence of god nor is faith we have already established this, or are you talking out of your ***?
@no chance: perceiving or understanding something is not evidence. I’m happy to believe you’ve had an experience but how do you know that experience is true, especially considering that the human mind is so flawed in perceiving reality.
Hunter, please provide said evidence
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
No, that isn't true. Anything can be believed, but faith must be based on something true. There has to be a way to vindicate it eventually. Faith is mostly a willingness to find out for ourselves. Faith is never blind.
The Book of Mormon and, to a lesser extent, the Bible, shows us how to experience God for ourselves. Every year millions do so. You should, too. It's the logical thing to do. Don't bother moving the goalposts. It's more evidence than atheists have to shore up their fantasy that there is no God.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Faith Alone has NEVER saved anyone. Anyone who teaches that God granted to salvation for faith alone is a servant of Hell. For this dispensation REPENTANCE is a requirement. That is why true believers live a changed life AFTER salvation and lost converts remain the same.
So yeah anyone can have faith in literally anything. The difference is the nature of a person who is born again changes. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV.
If you want scientific proof for God, what you have is the creation of the world. This world didn't create itself. So it must have had a Creator, that is the only reasonable, rational conclusion one can make when observing the world. It's completely ridiculous to assume the big bang is even remotely possible. It's goes against the first law of thermodynamics.
- Doug CatholicLv 71 month ago
Faith makes up the last five percent or so, while history, logic and human reason provide the primary basis. Much the same is true for science, or any of the other disciplines.
- 1 month ago
It is how we perceive and understand God
Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
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- ringostarrLv 41 month ago
My guess is that, since there is no proof or evidence of any god or deity, they rely on their blind faith as the 'proof'. Some might believe in gods just because of the hope of Heaven and/or the fear of Hell, and some were indoctrinated by their parents and/or brainwashed by the church
- MalcolmLv 71 month ago
Simply because "hope" is attached to faith, Rom. 8:24.
- 1 month ago
Faith is also required to not believe in a deity, so you tell us.