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What is faith?

Think Christianly: What is faith?

Monday, November 17, 2008

What is faith?

The Christian faith is not a blind faith. It does not require us to check our brains at the door. But nor is it just intellectual or cognitive--which I will discuss in future posts. But as a starting point, this is a good description:

“Faith does not feed on thin air but on facts. Its instinct is to root itself in truth, to earth itself in reality, and this distinguishes faith from fantasy, the object of faith from the figment of the imagination.”—Os Guinness

This is from his very helpful book on faith and doubt called God in the Dark. In fact, I think it is the best book on doubt and how to walk through it available and would encourage all Christians to work through it.

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