Relief of allegory of Faith on the Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc Objectively, faith is the sum of truths revealed by God in Scripture and tradition and which the Church presents in a brief form in its creeds.
What is the biblical definition of faith? This is not an uncertain promise. Rather, it is divine assurance that faith equips us to escape the very extremities of evil. But what is faith? Thus, in biblical vernacular, faith is a channel of living trust—an assurance—that stretches from man to God.
In other words, it is the object of faith that renders faith faithful. Hebrews 11 underscores the fact that we trust God to fulfill his promises for the future the unseen based on what he has already fulfilled in the past. Finally, the faith that serves to protect us in spiritual warfare is not to be confused with mere knowledge.
Millions worldwide believe in the trustworthiness of Billy Graham. They have heard him proclaim the good news on television and yet do not believe that his message corresponds to reality. Thus, they have the knowledge that it takes to be saved but do not have saving faith.
Others hear the message, agree that it corresponds to reality, but due to the hardness of their hearts do not bow. Rather, like the demons, they continue to live in fearful anticipation of the judgment to come James 2: Some, however, have what Scripture describes as genuine justifying faith—a faith that not only knows about the gospel and agrees that its content corresponds to reality, but a faith by which they are transformed.
In part adapted from The Covering. For further study, see Hank Hanegraaff, The Covering: Harvest House Publishers,Part 2.>> What is the difference between faith and blind Faith.
So in what sense if the Christian faith not blind faith? Well, we have these documents which collectively are referred to by Christians as "The Bible".
Faith acts on knowledge and understanding, while blind faith does not. Faith is based on experience and reason, while blind faith. Faith (pistis) in Eastern Christianity is an activity of the nous or spirit. Faith being characteristic of the noesis or noetic experience of the spirit.
Faith here being defined as intuitive truth meaning as a gift from God, faith is one of God's uncreated energies (Grace too is another of God's uncreated energies and gifts). Christianity is not at all a religion of blind faith. Now I’m sure you’re expecting from me a very logical argument, and if not, nothing I write will provide any assistance for the believer, nor any reason to reconsider for the atheist.
And when a Christian or a pastor responds with “Just have faith” that translates in the mind of the unbeliever as “in order to be a Christian, you need to commit intellectual suicide.” This blind faith approach is so, so, so very unbiblical. Question: "Does God expect us to have blind faith?" Answer: The phrase “blind faith” means different things to different people, and, sadly, many people use it as a negative, disparaging term to describe anyone who believes in God.
A dictionary definition of blind faith is “belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination.” But is this the kind of faith .
Mature Christian believers do not walk by a "blind faith" Regarding the topic of faith, the apostle Paul tersely wrote: We walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians ) Because of this, some have mistakenly assumed that the Christian has been asked to navigate through life with a blind faith.