Of Fools and Blind Faith

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Both evidence and reason point convincingly to faith in God. The charge of “blind faith,” often leveled against the conviction of believers, better describes the plight of those who see a world without God.

“For every house is built by someone, and He that built all things is God.” (Hebrews 3:4, McCord.) A house suggests a builder. To imagine a house building itself, or accidentally exploding into existence, is to contemplate the absurd. Such a nonsensical notion, absent any empirical, philosophical, or historical foundation, is “blind faith” to the extreme.

But there is a faith equally ridiculous and even more blind.

The imagination that everything in our universe – mass and matter, living tissue and intelligent beings – was brought into existence without a Designer, without a Maker, has become a matter of faith for many pseudo- scientists of our day. And these same scientists propagate and defend their faith with nothing short of religious fervor tending toward wild fanaticism. With nothing to work with other than conjecture and theory, such faith, no matter how firmly held, is nothing if not blind.

Simply put, which requires a blinder faith – the thought of everything coming into existence from nothing, naturally, without God? Or the realization that all things must come from some source, from some beginning; in this case from the God of heaven?

The Bible, as always, has it right: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis1:1.) “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth . . . For He spoke, and it was done, He commanded, and it stood fast.” (Psalms 33:6-9.) “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmaments shows His handiwork.” (Psalms 19:1.)

And perhaps the truism of truisms is this inspired nugget from Palms 53, verse one” “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.”

Fools come and fools go but the God of the universe lives on.

Dalton Key
10th and Rockford church of Christ
Tulsa, OK

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