Definition of Faith
We express faith in something every moment of
our lives. When we sit down, we have faith
that the chair will hold us even though we
aren't sure what holds the chair together and
causes it to support our weight. We have
faith that our heart will continue beating even
though we don't know what causes it to keep
beating - we know it always has.
There are many things in life that we can't see
but we believe that they exist. So often,
what we see are the effects of something.
The wind can't be seen but we see leaves and
dust swept up by it and we see destruction that
follows strong wind. We know that the wind
is there because it effects our life.
Denying the existence of the wind doesn't
prevent it from effecting us.
Although we cannot see God, we have faith in Him
and can be certain of His existence. The
evidence lies all around us. Romans 1
tells us that all of creation is a testament to
God. In other words, people must look
around and acknowledge that there must be a
Creator. Even the most adamant proponents
of the Big Bang and evolution can't offer an
explanation for where the chemicals came from
that mixed together to create the universe and
life. Even they needed a Creator.
Christians have more evidence than just creation
however. We see the way God answers
prayers and the way lives are changed by people
who put their faith in Christ.