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Faith Versus Foolishness

Faith and foolishness. What is the difference? Doesn't faith require common sense?

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 ---Rickey on 3/28/07
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Yes it does lead to some. You get to understand things as more than just faith once you are open to it. The world is mysterious.
---Mitchell on 3/1/08

Faith is something you believe the things you can not see and foolishness is something you are aware and believe it but biblically wrong. Both uses of the common sense.

Think of this parable quote:
A foolish man built a sand castle.....what happen?.....
---Edna on 2/29/08

To the world the Gospel is foolishness because God has chosen the low above the high, the poor over the rich, the weak over the mighty. This backwards and foolish to the world. What is commen since to the world is foolishness to God. This can be seen in the Testimony of Jesus Christ. He did not come as a King but as a peasent. He did not die in honor but in disgrace. However we call him King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The world calls us fools. It does not make since to them.
---Marcia on 7/17/07

If what somebody has faith in is a reality, whether known or not to them, then it is not foolish. Atheists have faith that there is no God. This is foolishness (The fool has said in his heart there is no God) becuase what they believe is not reality. So, the difference depends on reality, and has nothing to do with common sense (which is relative.)
---Anthony on 5/15/07

God chooses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, so true faith may have an appearance of foolishness at times, at least to those who do not know the truth. We are in the world but not OF it, Gods ways and thoughts are higher then our ways and thoughts...and I love the scripture He calls the things that are not as if they were
---Christina on 4/27/07

I know that it is not blind faith. God knows what He is doing. But for you to obey God you have to get accustomned to hearing from Him. And to do that you must do what? SPEND TIME, lots of it with God. Foolishness comes about only when you know God is talking and you pretend He isn't. For example>>> "That's not God". Well it was God. You know His voice, if you truly belong to Him. You know.
---catherine on 4/27/07

Faith is going against your senses to obey God, Foolishness will say it's crazy to trust when it doesn't make sense, the doors are closed, the rent is due, finances are low. But some how against my senses it seems foolish but I believe God for provision.
Abraham against hope beleived God and was accounted to him as righteousness! Amen!
---Valerie on 4/26/07

"what is faith? " A superimposed unwavering confidence in the Father, His principles & His Word.

"What is...use of faith?" Implementing ones professed confidence thru words & actions that correspond to & agree with the profession.

"Where does a person's common sense come into place w/ his or her faith?" Only in that faith does not attempt to defy the laws of nature or the principle of cause & effect.
---joseph on 3/30/07

Aside from quoting scriptures, what is faith? A nonbeliever can quote scriptures.

What is a common sense definition & use of faith?

Where does a person's common sense come into place w/ his or her faith?
---Rickey on 3/30/07

Pt3. Faith spurs motives, thoughts & actions prompted by a complete confidence in the Father, His Word & principles. That persuasion becomes ones focus in life, producing seeds after its kind. Every thought, word & action is a seed sown & will produce a harvest, & the harvest is always greater than the seed. Foolishness is a seed sown based solely on a sensual perception. For that perception can be & usually is deceptive.
---joseph on 3/30/07

Pt2. The tangible realities in our lives are the direct results of the thoughts, motives, and words sown into them, these unseen things were the catalyst necessary to produce the attitude & actions that brought about that manifest reality. Pay careful attention to your central point of attention, for that point of attention defines ones state of mind. From that state a clear picture forms of what is expected. From that expectation flow the circumstances, situations & occurrences of life. Cont..
---joseph on 3/30/07

The wisdom of the world-the knowledge gained thru the system of things that originated thru, is based on & dictated to by sensual perceptions of external adornments that entice & seduce the senses, is foolishness to the Father. Common sense is a decision based on what seems to be true or probable based on sense knowledge evidence & has nothing to do with faith. Faith recognizes the fact that those things that are seen originated from that which can not be seen. Cont..
---joseph on 3/30/07

Jack I agree that it isn't believing w/o a reason. I say that because when a person is in faith they will have peace in their heart about it.

Many folks have peace on their mind, but not in their heart. Meaning they make it make sense and have self-peace which leads to foolishness.

My point was that in faith, folks just need to use common sense.
---Rickey on 3/30/07

Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Foolishness is a person that is unwise. Example there were 10 virgins and 5 took their lamps but no oil, 5 took their lamps and oil, the foolish 5 said to the wise 5 give us your oil, cause ours have gone out. the wise told them no go out and buy some, they did and that 5 missed the bridegroom, and the wise 5 were ready. Mt 25:1-13.
---Rebecca_D on 3/29/07

I posted that because alot of folks say they are using their faith, but are really being foolish or simply not using common sense.

For example, healing. Folks believe that God will heal them, but foolishly continue to eat the same things, do the samethings, etc. that caused the sickness in the first place.

Another example, is marriage. Some women tell men that God said that he is her husband. Foolishness comes in when he says, "OK".

Faith requires common sense/maturity.
---Rickey on 3/29/07

Faith isn't just knowing something and believing it in your mind. It requires action; confessing it w/ your mouth, etc.
---Rickey on 3/29/07

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Faith is believing in something you cannot forensically and logically prove, but it is NOT believing without a reason.
---Jack on 3/29/07

rickey,as a believer my faith is in jesus,in gods word,and in the holy spirit,and of course GOD that being said faith in anything else,or anyone else has varying degrees of know sorta like faith in a car you never maintain.I see people doing foolish things everyday,but there is ultimate foolishness,that leads to ultimate death.
---tom2 on 3/29/07

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