1)Faith does not come from rational understanding.
2)Faith does not come from objective evidence.
3)Faith does not come from logic or intelligence.
4)Faith does not come from anyone's proof.
5)Faith does not come from scientific explanation.
So let's see here. Faith is irrational, non-evidence based, illogical, unintelligent, unproven and unscientific. I couldn't have said it better myself.
FAITH COMES FROM GOD"So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ"(Romans 10:17)
These are 2 different statements here. Faith either comes from God, or it comes from hearing about Christ. The two are totally different things. So it is our job to use logic and reason to sort this out.
If faith came from God (implanted like some sort of virus), then everyone around the world would believe in the same God. Including those who've never read the bible or been told about some 2000 year old dead guy named Jesus. The fact is, there are millions of people around the world who've never heard of the Christian God, and their faith in the Christian God is completely non-existent. Moreover, I would wager everything I own that there isn't a single person on the planet who has never of Christianity, yet knows about the Christian God, Jesus, heaven, hell and all that. If you would like to prove your notion that faith comes from God, then you must produce someone who came to know God and Jesus on their own, with no help from an outside source. Good luck with that. If you can not produce such a person, then you are forced to admit that the only way you can come about having faith in God is
for someone to plant that delusional belief inside your brain.
to 'hear the good news about Christ' from someone else.
Please tell me where that logic falls apart.
I've heard the news about Christ. I don't buy it. Sorry. Like you said, it's irrational, illogical and unproven. Who in their right mind would simply read those words in a book and accept them as true?
Then why do Christians spread the gospel?
The same reason anyone spreads a religious belief. Because they really believe it's true. The unfortunate piece, however, is that it's not true.
Our job is to spread and proclaim the good news, not to debate or to persuade.
The other reason you don't debate or persuade is because faith in God is irrational, non-evidence based, illogical, unintelligent, unproven and unscientific. In other words, Christians get completely waxed in debates. They can't win the actual arguments.
When I heard the good news, I believed. That's all.
Do you normally believe every irrational, illogical, unintelligent, unproven and unscientific thing you hear? Or just this one? I would think that an adherence to this practice would make for a very difficult life.
You are wasting your time if you are truly looking for an answer for evidence of God.
because you will NEVER get it.
We already know. But you do understand, Serpent Killa, that one possible reason that there is no evidence for God, is that there is no such thing as God? You get that, right? That's a very good possibility. In fact, that is the main reason I doubt Zeus, Thor, Allah, and all the others as well. And it is probably one of the main reasons you doubt those other gods too, isn't it?
it's not my guarantee, but seriously, think about it. who, in the history of mankind ever come up with a proof of God's existence?
Nobody has ever come up with proof of ANY god's existence. Yours included. How does that notion distinguish your belief from others in any way?
Why can you not see that this is a very good reason to doubt that God exists? Just think about what you are saying here. Your ENTIRE belief system... Your ENTIRE world view is based off of what YOU YOURSELF claim is an irrational, unintelligent, illogical, unproven and unscientific adherence to faith. Can you really blame us for examining the Christian world view and giggling a little bit? I mean, come on now. It's totally ridiculous.