Christians are often regarded as “people of faith”. The religious often have their religion referred to as “their faith”, whether it be Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hindu, etc. Unfortunately, I have had heard others describe “religious people” as weak-minded, gullible people who need to cling to a fabricated set of beliefs in order to handle life.
If we think about it though, ALL people have faith. Even the atheists and agnostics. We all have faith in something or someone.
Hebrews tells us, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. This definition can even be applied to the secular world and those outside of Christianity.
They practice their faith by turning on the news. This has never been more true than today.
If you think about it, you know what I say is true. We put our faith in those who bring us news. Most of us don’t know these reporters and journalists, nor do we witness the events they report to us, yet we take for granted that what they tell us is true. Why would they lie?
Most of us do not know those who are in charge of public health, yet we take for granted they know what they are talking about. We have faith they are speaking the truth to us. Why would they lie?
This blind trusting of people whom we’ve never met and have no experience with their actual validity, can be applied in just about every area of life.
But is this the faith that pleases God? No, for it is by grace we are saved through faith in Jesus Christ. God and His written word, the Holy Bible, has been proven time and again. While we may never know the anchor on CBS nightly News, or the head honcho at the CDC, or the President of the United States, we can know the Creator. We can know the King of kings and Lord of lords and He has proven Himself time and again to be Faithful and True. He is incapable of lying.