Faith is a complex, yet bold and loving trust about God, God’s grace, and God’s creation that changes our heart, thoughts, and actions. Faith is not proof and does not require proof. It is through this gift from God (Ephesians 2:8), the unconditional trust of faith, that Christians place themselves into the hands of God for care, comfort, reassurance, strength, and protection. Faith is also the trust Christians place in God for the positive future when God reveals himself to us in eternal life. (1 Peter 1:3-5, John 11:26-27)
Lutheran Professor of Theology Dr. Ted Peters describes faith in this manner:
Faith responds to God’s Word. Faith recognizes that God is gracious. Faith believes. Faith trusts. Faith invites the risen Jesus Christ into one’s soul. Faith acts in love. Faith seeks understanding.
In a USA Today column titled “Science and Religion aren’t Friends”, evolutionary biology Dr. Jerry Coyne states, “Recent work on the brain has shown no evidence for souls, spirits, or any part of our personality or behavior distinct from the lump of jelly in our head. We now know that the universe did not require a creator.”
Dr. Coyne is right to say there is no scientific evidence for a soul for as the soul is one’s inner essence fueled by their faith – thus nothing to do with chemistry, physics, biology, or any other areas of science as the subject is outside the boundaries of science.
Modern technological tools are unable to detect the soul or discover the source of our faith. Faith is from the grace of God, and it is faith that allows us to affirm eternal life while realizing an eventually earthly death.
Yet, science gives us an understanding of the grandeur of His creation. Telescopes and other scientific tools show me hope, heart, awesomeness, and more – all because of my faith – which is something that science can’t address.
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