Thursday, January 19, 2006

Holtz's Incorrection Definition of Faith

Faith is irrational

Holtz's definition of faith is incorrect. He equates faith with fideism. Fideism is false. Fideism (this is Holtz's definition which I follow for argument's sake) is belief absent rational and empirical evidence. On the other hand, faith is securely believing that God is who He says He is and that His will is going to be executed. Faith in the divine is not misplaced or hollow because God exists. [1] John 3:16 is a superb indicator of God's providence. [2]

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[2] For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.