The relation of faith to reason is of utmost importance for the thinking believer. The problem of how to combine these aspects of personhood has existed from the earliest apologists. Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, and Tertullian all struggled.
Psalm 62:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 62 My soul waits in silence for God only; from him comes my salvation.
1 Corinthians 2:2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
When a person stops trusting in their own abilities, which have proven to be untrustworthy, and places their trust in God, who has proven Himself to be trustworthy, then that person is pleasing to God (Hebrews 11:6).
You know who Jesus is, and you believe him to be the Son of God, the Saviour of men. You are sure that “he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him.” You have no doubt about those eternal truths which surround his Godhead, his birth, his life, his death, his resurrection, and his Second Advent. The doubt is concerning yourself personally—“If I may be a partaker of this salvation.”
The way of salvation has always been the same. No man has ever been saved by his good works. The way by which the just have lived has always been the way of faith. There has not been the slightest advance upon this truth; it is established and settled, ever the same, like the God who uttered it. The Bible describes faith as being neither blind nor illogical. Faith can give you stability now and a reliable hope for the future.
“Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to him to hear him” (Luke 15:1). The most depraved and despised classes of society formed an inner ring of hearers around our Lord.
"Superficial, artificial 'faith' is actually the enemy of true, biblical faith. True faith persists, guided by humility and truth. True faith can be found in even the most unlikely people." - Stuart K. Weber.
Dr. Bart D. Ehrman has issues in several areas that drug him down from being a conservative evangelical Christian to an Agnostic and now an atheist. What can we learn from his missteps that led to his abandoning the faith?
‘An easy and elegant skepticism is the attitude expected of an educated adult.’—British Philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Skepticism is generally a questioning attitude or doubts towards one or more items of putative knowledge or belief or dogma. It is often directed at domains, such as the supernatural, morality, theism, or knowledge.