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Is Christianity A Blind Faith

We are told to have faith so does that mean we stop reasoning?

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---ELENA on 12/6/12

If your reasoning hinders your faith in God, then definitely stop that kind of reasoning.

Proverbs 3:5 says, "Lean not to your own understanding but trust in the Lord with all of your heart."
Proverbs 22:17-19 says "Hear wisdom and apply your mind to knowledge. (God's word)
For it will be pleasant to keep them within you, that it may be ready on your lips that your trust may be in the Lord."
Proverbs 3:6, "Acknowledge him in all your ways and he will direct your path."

Remember Abraham. If circumstances say "No". And God's word says "Yes" 2Corin.1:20.
Then agree with God.
---jan4378 on 12/6/12

Mark, thanks for your comments.

I have seen many come to faith after receiving answers to overcome their 'educated in' doubts. One seeker wondered about aspects of Noah's flood and asked a pastor about this. The pastor had no answer and said something like-just believe. The seeker (Alex) years later wrote in an article this was when he came to understand Christianity was not historical truth, when in fact it stands or falls upon historical accuracy. Alex became a scientist and professional Sceptic, working passionately against Christian faith. Just imagine if the pastor could have answered his questions, and Alex became a passionate Christian evangelist? How many would now be on their way to heaven and not to hell?
---Warwick on 10/25/12

Warwick, great answer you gave, and very sound. peace
---Mark_V. on 10/25/12

Pat I believe God has told us that we must reason and give reasons for the hope we have "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect," 1 Peter 3:15

After all our Christian faith is believe in ultimate reality as God is Creator and the truth of this is so sound that those who disagree "are without excuse" Romans 1:20.
---Warwick on 10/23/12

Christianity is definitely not a blind faith as this world did not appear through blind chance but as open eyes see, it was created by incredible intelligence. The available evidence supports this view, not evolution.

God tells us it is not blind chance "For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse." Romans 1:20
---Warwick on 10/22/12

God's people are the smartest and the strongest, the most blessed of all men! When it comes to obedience, we do not get into reasoning, becaue, Satan will talk you right into disobeying God....I guess that just about says it all!
---pat on 10/20/12

Mike: "science is flawed"

I disagree. True science is NOT flawed. Men are flawed and twist the truth (whether science or religion) to fit their own personal religious and political preferences. The great pillars of science considered science to be the revelation of God's handiwork in nature. Some "modern" scientists try (unsuccessfully) to define science without the God of nature. The result is foolish children's stories like Evolution and Global Warming.

True faith is substance- and evidence-based (Heb 11:1) - Unlike Evolution and Global Warming, which are conjecture-, fraud- and politics-based.

---jerry6593 on 10/20/12

science is flawed? don't you use medicine to get better when a person is sick? aren't the elements when combined produce compounds? didn't science name oxygen & when combined with 2 elements of hydrogen produce water which you drink? if you said faith then why don't you drink sewer water & see if that is what you call leap of faith.
the problem with christianity is when they hear 1 question they generalize, stereotype & point everything to sin...then suggest a leap of faith.but proverbs 19:2 enthusiam without knowledge is NO good, haste makes mistakes.
---mike on 10/19/12

Samuel, what athiest say means nothing to us. They are of the world. Only those whose hearts have been made ready to hear are worthy. Many here try to reason with the athiest, which is impossible. Trying to convince them or convert them is impossible. Only God can change their hearts. Once they are worthy to hear the Word, then they will not reject it. Jesus instructed the disciples to go and preach the gospel, cast out demons, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, but only to those who are worthy to hear the gospel. With the others He instructed them to walk away and take their own peace back with them. (Matt. 10:11-20).
---Mark_V. on 9/3/12

Well Mark I agree. However Atheists often accuse all Christians of having blind faith because we do not agree with them.
---Samuelbb7 on 9/2/12

James, as human beings we never stop reasoning, just because we have faith. If we stopped reasoning, what good would our faith be? As a living human being we were created in the image of God. Man is a living being capable of embodying God's communicable attributes (Rom. 8:29: Col. 3:10: James 3:9). In the case of man, he was capable of having a rational life, he was like God in that he could reason and had intellect, will, and emotion. Though man is fallen, he stills reasons, has intellect, will and emotion. But his reasoning was change after the fall. He is found separated from God in the spiritual sense. Before the fall, in a moral sense, Adam was like God because he was good and sinless. Only in a moral sense until the fall.
---Mark_V. on 9/2/12

"If someone is determined to defend a doctrinal position that he has learned, then it doesn't matter how scholarly the work is, it will always be biased.

God bless you
---James_L on 8/27/12"

Thank you James L, and God bless you too.
---Chria9396 on 9/1/12

\\whatever "tools"one uses in their study,
undrestanding/revealtion only comes by the Spirit\\
---Chria9396 on 8/20/12

Good input. And the Holy Spirit gives more understanding to those who try to understand more. Kinda circular

Concerning lexical tools, many times an attempt is made to define a word or phrase "in context". The more scholarly works are better because context definitely goes much deeper than root words.

But just as in commentaries - one's idea of context sometimes depends upon his doctrinal persuasion.

If someone is determined to defend a doctrinal position that he has learned, then it doesn't matter how scholarly the work is, it will always be biased.

God bless you
---James_L on 8/27/12

No we are not stop using our reasoning. That would make us wide open to the deceptions of the devil.

Down through the ages we have had people say they will tell us what the Bible says do not read it for yourselves. Then others say this is my understanding of what the Bible says and you must accept it because I am the only one right.

GOD uses his word to teach us but he does not use just one person. We must use our reason to avoid both extremes. What faith does it takes care of doubt.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/22/12

---James_L on 6/28/12

I appreciate your input. I will add that whatever "tools"one uses in their study,
undrestanding/revealtion only comes by the Spirit. Those tools mean nothing without Him, just as we can do nothing good of ourselves. Dependance upon the Lord is essential in all things
---Chria9396 on 8/20/12

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The Bereans searched the scriptures daily to see if the words of Christ were true. Acts 17:11

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

To have faith as small as a mustard seed all of Gods Word is truth and obey him in all things. To use reasoning to understand all things in him, or someone can use reasoning against him and follow man made doctrines of devils and believe those who discredit Gods Word 1 Timothy 4:1.
---Follower_of_Christ on 8/19/12

man's reasoning is flawed? didn't pat robertson blamed 911 on the gays, liberals, democrats? not bush for ignoring the intelligence 'binladen determined to attack US?
---mike on 8/17/12

How can Christianity be blind faith when it is revealed in the "God breathed" word of the God who was there from the beginning? It is real history, of real events which occurred as written, in real time.

How can it be a blind faith when God's word tells us that His Creation which surrounds us is proof of His reality, such proof that they "are without excuse" Romans 1:20

"The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands" Psalm 19:1. Do the heavens declare God's glory as Creator or not? If not why did God ordain this to be written?

It is by faith we are saved and this faith given by God, and He gives no blind or imperfect gift.
---Warwick on 7/25/12

For trinity christianity Is Blind faith & apostasy. The light & inspiration for such which came from here, 2nd. Cor. 11 v 14.
For broad is the way that leads to destruction ( hell & the lake of fire ) & be many to go in thereat.
---Lawrence on 7/25/12

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We do not stop reasoning. The problem with us is that we are not only reasoning creatures where reason can be logical (REALLY logical) but we can also be swayed by emotions, sudden changes, etc etc

Faith is what keeps on what God has shown us to be true, even when we see things that imply (not mean, just imply) something different - like with Peter walking on the water.

When he got out of boat, he knew that Jesus was stronger than gravity (as Jesus always is). But then his emotions (fear) took over his brain, he lost faith, and his emotion of fear took over.

That was not that Peter did not think. He did, and knew Jesus was stronger. But then emotions got in the way

Similar things happen to us, too
---Peter on 7/10/12

We are told to have faith so does that mean we stop reasoning?
---james on 6/21/12
Genesis 15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir, but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD, and he counted it to him for righteousness

Abraham may have reasoned that since God could created all the heavens from nothing, that is was reasonable to assume to god could give him a son.

God promises, and our faith is not blind, but based on what God has done
---francis on 7/10/12

G1261 dialogismos dee-al-og-ismos' discussion, i.e. internal consideration by implication, purpose, or external debate. I did a concordant study on "reasoning" in the Bible. Very enlightening. It is not highly spoken of, as it seems to displace faith at the drop of a hat. Most occurances are negative. That said, reason is necessary to apprehend God and His Writings, therefore, to dismiss it entirely would be silly. It is a tool for the mind of man to use in faith.
---Phil on 7/10/12

god do that is impossible for us...

can god bring back the past? so that is the impossible he can't do
---mike on 7/10/12

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It is very reasonable for GOD to be able to do thngs that are impossible for us.

When men use reasons to disbelieve GOD then they are in trouble. We should remeber that GOD said:Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/5/12

Mans reasoning is seriously flawed. Look at science and how often they change their facts. We are in a state of discovery. God already knows everything.

A childlike faith is what God seeks. We have to be willing to set aside our own understanding and trust God.
---Blogger9680 on 7/5/12

reasoning is ok as long as your reasoning does not cause you to doubt God's power to do ALL things, and that he desires the very best for his children always and at all times. We all go through trials and tribulations, and I can tell you that after you come out on the other side of a horrendous and dark situation, that the relief afterward is just as great to you as the battle was. Faith is trust, trust God, and when the hells of this world come against you, hold fast to the horns of the altar and call out to Jesus Almighty who is a very present help in time of trouble. He will be with you, and he will help you, and he will heal you.
---Eloy on 7/5/12

James, you will find that once you reach out in blind faith initially and ask Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior, that his obvious presence in your life begins to build your faith in such a way that you can no longer consider your faith "blind". His existence becomes FACT to a believer because we feel him WITHIN us changing us into a different person and convicting us when we stray from his guidance.

This is why I have a hard time believing anyone who says they were once a Christian but they dont believe anymore. I dont believe they were ever saved and ever had the Spirit of Christ to begin with. There is no denying Christ once you have experienced him in your life. I promise you that :) God bless you
---CraigA on 7/4/12

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Having faith should mean that we let the HOLY SPIRIT guide but we use our reason to understand and seek the truth.

When people come and say follow this or that we should read what the Bible says instead of just following the words of people. We should read with reason to find the Bible truth. There are good solid reasons to believe the Bible is the word of GOD. Fulfilled prophecy for one.

A good book is Evidence that Demands a Verdict.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/3/12

Cluny, I also wanted to correct you again on what you said about soldier at the Cross whom you say was converted. Matthew does not tell us he was converted and so saved. In fact those soldiers had crucified the Lord. And for that Longinus became a saint in the Catholic Church. They even have a feastday for him on March 15.
Just because they were terrified by the earthquake and all that happened and said "surely he was the Son of God" does not make them saved. It only made them see that they were wrong in killing Him. They did not need the word of God, or Christ for sure.
---Mark_V. on 6/30/12

Biblical tools are very profitable, at the same time, the illumination, and revelation that comes from the Spirit through faith and regeneration is super natural, surpassing any tool that Ive ever used. As for reasoning, of course were called to reason, using are intellect, but the intellectual faculty is not the prerequisite for salvation, a childlike faith is. The Jews in particular were not recognized in the ancient world for great intellectual pursuits. The disciples were by in large unsophisticated common folk. The Master said if you do you will know if what He said was true. We enter through faith, and can understand what he wants through the Spirit, Bible and gifted teachers without being a philosopher. In His loving grip
---Poppa_Bear on 6/29/12

\\Strongs....why others are better.\\
---Chria9396 on 6/28/12

Because Strong's usually defines only the "root word".

Some English which share the same root:

The root (sult, or sault) means to leap or jump.

How do any of the above words come from leap or jump?

Assault - jump on someone physically
Insult - jump on someone verbally
Result - leap from cause to effect

He insulted me, so the result was that I assaulted him.

Strong would define all three as "leap" and the sentence might be misconstrued to say

He leaped on me, so I took a leap and leaped on him.

Strong will utterly fail you in certain contexts
---James_L on 6/28/12

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Dear Cluny I am so sorry to hear your library was destroyed in a fire. As a lover of books I sympathize with you and hope that you can replace many of them. May GOD be with you.

There are many good and valid reasons and arguments to show the Bible is true.
---Samuelbb7 on 6/28/12

Cluny, since you have valuable input here, and considerable knowledge, I wondered if those references might benefit others, also unaware of them. Strongs is a valuable resource many use.I would simply like to know why others are better. I believe that a valid inquiry, and meant no offense. I could of course research that on the internet, but with limited time, Id rather spend that time in the Word or here on CN with a body of believers and seekers, who have much to offer or are in need.
I understand how it is to be barely surviving, perhaps not in ways you struggle, but still quite difficult, that have challenged, tested, brought me to point of despair and hopelessness. Rather than throw stones, Id prefer to offer hope. May God bless
---Chria9396 on 6/28/12

Christian faith is "faith working through love." (Galatians 5:6) "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment." (Philippians 1:9) So, in God's love we have His light with His "knowledge and all discernment". So, this faith of love is not blind.

Also, we have, "Test all things, hold fast what is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21) You can't hold on to what is good if you don't know what is good!! (c: God makes us reliable in His love, in our relationships, etc., so we don't fool ourselves.
---willie_c: on 6/27/12

Cluny, your arguments are very wrong. You said faith in the Word of God is wrong.
Then you give the reason why'
" Christianity is faith in the Word of God Who is JESUS!
Jesus Himself said that devotion to the Bible can get in the way of seeing Him.
Jesus was incarnate, crucified, and rose from the dead for my salvation, not the Bible."

If you do not have faith in His Word, how can you believe what you said? Or did God appear to you in a burning bush to tell you that? It came from the Word of God, the Bible. Without faith in the Word of God you would not have faith Jesus. Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. If others teach you, that also comes from the Word of God.
---Mark_V. on 6/27/12

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//But I don't think you really want an answer. I think you just want to hurl stones at me.//

cluny, i am sorry you experienced such loss. there are a few people here who are open to learn like josef, christine (chria), char, and even trav...and a few more.

maybe God is trying to show you how to share everything despite having little. and, i do not think any of these are hurling stones.
---aka on 6/26/12

Prov 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.
Ecc 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge, yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs.
1Co 13:4 Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind, charity envieth not, charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Phi 2:3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
---micha9344 on 6/26/12

Has anyone stopped to think that Longinus, soldier who stood by the Cross at the Crucifixion, was converted without having ONE WORD of scripture quoted to him?

\\How does these "REAL Biblical lexica" define the word "logismos"?\\

My library was destroyed in a fire, and i've been just barely able to survive since then. If you really want to know the answer to your question, I'm sure you can find these lexica at a university library near you. But I don't think you really want an answer. I think you just want to hurl stones at me.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/26/12

Cluny I had no intention of responding to your dismissal of the Strongs until you so dismissively responded to Chria9396's sincere inquiry. How does these "REAL Biblical lexica" define the word "logismos"? If as anything other than conceited "reasoning" I:E vain "arguments". Then those "serious scholars" are following "Biblical lexica" that disagrees with the translators of the NKJV, NIV, ESV, ESV, RVR, RSV, YLT, DBY versions of the bible. Dr. Strong devoted his entire life to the work that I believe the father called him to without any hidden agenda that I am aware of. To say that work is "simply working tools for beginners" is to do his life's work a serious injustice.
---josef on 6/26/12

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on what basis do you conclude they are "REAL Biblical lexica."? ---Chria9396

The ones I mentioned are used by serious scholars who know more than you. ---cluny

a honest question...a derogatory answer. well, there you go. what more do you need?
---aka on 6/25/12

do you want my social security?

grow up
---mike on 6/25/12


so you are using reason...simple as what you described...
---mike on 6/25/12

\\No Christian is faith in the Word of GOD the Bible which by many proofs and history has backing as the truth. \\


Christianity is faith in the Word of God Who is JESUS!

Jesus Himself said that devotion to the Bible can get in the way of seeing Him.

Jesus was incarnate, crucified, and rose from the dead for my salvation, not the Bible.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/25/12

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No Christian is faith in the Word of GOD the Bible which by many proofs and history has backing as the truth.

We need to trust GOD but use our reason also. Doubt is not a sign of superior reason as so many atheists try to make it.
---Samuelbb7 on 6/24/12

\\I know little of lexicography.\\

How very little.

\\ In contrasting Strongs to the others you mentioned, on what basis do you conclude they are "REAL Biblical lexica."? Seems to suggest Strongs is not? And why? Many use Strong\\

The lexica in Strong's concordance are simply working tools for beginners.

The ones I mentioned are used by serious scholars who know more than you.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/24/12

---Cluny on 6/22/12
For someone such as myself, I know little of lexicography. In contrasting Strongs to the others you mentioned, on what basis do you conclude they are "REAL Biblical lexica."? Seems to suggest Strongs is not? And why? Many use Strongs.
---Chria9396 on 6/24/12

That was alot of reasoning you did there, anon.
Maybe we should question it, not being from the Word of God and reason (discern) its accuracy according to It.
---micha9344 on 6/23/12

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The process of discerning between good and evil requires that we "reason" as to what makes sense and is just. Start practicing now what YOU believe to be GOOD and RIGHT (Hebrews 5:14, don't be a hypocrite).

When reasoning what YOU should believe/do, you are establishing your own identity so that you can be restored to once again be a "living, breathing soul" as Adam.

1 Peter 5:10 "restore, establish, and strengthen you",....take "root" in yourself and be able to relate to and identify with "I am who I am"..

Mark 4:17 "and they have no root in themselves". "and put him with the hypocrites, there men will weep and gnash their teeth", Matthew 24:51).
---more_excellent_way on 6/23/12

//Therefore, Anon, there is a good chance you're the devil!
---Marc on 6/22/12//

Marc, I've been called worse....LOL.

1) I pump my own gas at the gas station.
2) I don't listen to prosperity teachers, never have, never will.
3)I don't have children, but I've called 911 twice because I almost died in 2009, so I use hospitals.
4) I went to school to develop skills and got a good job.
5)I fail at alot of things. I repent and ask God to give me wisdom to try again.

Do you want my social security number now? LOL

These posts are very funny, thanks for the laugh!!!
---anon on 6/23/12

No, however during faith, your reasoning must include the supernatural, which may contradict the natural. For example, Omnipresent God putting on flesh and becoming a man, or full grown man walking on top of the water or passing through shut doors, or turning water into wine, or raising the dead back to life again, et cetera. This is why we are told not to lean upon our own understanding when trusting God, but instead to lean upon him. There is a beautiful song about this that continues to greatly bless me whenever I hear it, it is called, "Trust His Heart", by Babbie Mason, on her Timeless CD.
---Eloy on 6/22/12

//We are called BELIEVERS for a reason. We are not called REASONERS.//

for a reason, we are not called reasoners.

i am sorry anon. i know what you mean, but your post is funny.
---aka on 6/22/12

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Anon said, "reasoning is of the devil"

But, surely, in order to make that statement, Anon, you had to reason. Therefore, Anon, there is a good chance you're the devil!
---Marc on 6/22/12

reasoning is of the devil

so if your car is running low of fuel, do you will pull over & pray for god to fill it up with gas?
what about the 'prosperity gospel' do we obey them & have trust the prosperity gospel bec. it came from god?but we are told to beware of false teachers.
what if your child is sick? do you pray & not send him/her to the hospital & give medicine?
if 'we can do all things...' then is it like matrix where god will send down knowledge & skill so we can do our job & poof we are highly skilled & knowledgeable.
and if you fail, does that mean you lack faith?
do you do these anon?
---mike on 6/22/12

\\The word imagination as used in the verse I quoted was translated from the greek word "logismos" which does mean "a reckoning, computation, a reasoning" as defined by Dr. Strong.\\

Strong is not the last word on Biblical lexicography.

Liddell and Scott and Baeur, Arndt & Gingrich are REAL Biblical lexica.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/22/12

Earlier I said this.

\\Jesus said we are to love God with all our faculties, including our minds.

Some Christians, especially on here, forget that last\\

If you doubt that I was right, read some of the posts here.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/22/12

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"Imagination" does not mean "reasoning", as any dictionary will tell you."
Cluny I was not defining the word imagination. The word imagination as used in the verse I quoted was translated from the greek word "logismos" which does mean "a reckoning, computation, a reasoning" as defined by Dr. Strong. (Strongs 3053) The word translated reason in Isa. 1:18 is translated from the Hebrew word "yakach" meaning "to argue, decide, convict, convince, etc, and was a challenge.
---josef on 6/22/12

\\"Cast down 'imaginations' (computational reasoning), ....\\

"Imagination" does not mean "reasoning", as any dictionary will tell you.

And don't forget that in Isaiah, God invites us to reason with Him.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/22/12

"We are told to have faith so does that mean we stop reasoning?"
We are instructed to "Cast down 'imaginations' (computational reasoning), and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ," 2Cr 10:5
"For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." 1Cr 1:19
"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness", 1Cr 3:19
---josef on 6/22/12

When Eve reasoned with the devil about "Hath God really said?" She fell into his snare and sinned. that's what reasoning does, leads you to do something YOU feel is okay, but not okay with God.

Reasoning is of the devil. Satan of course wants us to reason out God's word.

We are called BELIEVERS for a reason. We are not called REASONERS. We are true Believers, we believe the word without reasoning it out. It got Eve in trouble, are you better than eve and stronger than her that you can overcome the temptation to reason out God's word? You either believe what God says or you don't...there's no in-between, no reasoning it out.
---anon on 6/22/12

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Your own character can have a lot to do with what you consider to be reasoning.

God's reasoning has been that we could not die right for our own sins > "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked," He says in Ezekiel 33:11. Only Jesus could die right for our sins.

But your character can be the sifter and dictator of what you see fit to call reasoning. But the most state-of-the-art computer can give you wrong output, if you put in even one little bit of off information.

Look at the "fifty-percent" divorce rate in the United States. This includes people educated and religious who are thought to be able to "reason". We need to learn how to love > Matthew 11:28-30.
---willie_c: on 6/22/12

All faith is blind. If you could see, you wouldn't need faith. People of faith do continue to use reason. But now their premises are false.
---Catholicus on 6/21/12

We are supposed to have faith in Christ's work on the cross, His death burial and resurrection.

Romans 10:17 "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ."

As our faith in Him grows, He gives us wisdom.

God gives us brains and the ability to think, so we are not supposed to stop reasoning.

Try reading the Bible, and praying. Start with the book of John. Especially chapter 3.
---Trish on 6/21/12

Of course not.

Jesus said we are to love God with all our faculties, including our minds.

Some Christians, especially on here, forget that last.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/21/12

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