Can faith and reason work as one?
Some say “Faith begins where reason ends”. This statement implies that faith and reason contradict one another, that they are divided and cannot coexist. However, this statement is far from the truth. Faith and reason complement one another, and the bible calls us to have both faith and reason.
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
So why are so many Christians divided between the two?
Webster defines faith as a the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting on his authority and veracity, without other evidence and it defines reason as that which is thought or which is alleged in words, as the ground or cause of opinion.
These definitions are not conflicting; on the contrary they complement each other. The following verse is an example of faith and reason working hand in hand.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him,for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
In order to please God, we must have faith, and the reason for this faith is our belief in God. The purpose of this series is to equip you to teach your children that our belief is reasonable, it is justified and it is logical. One day it will be their turn to lead others to a saving faith in Christ.
Let’s start showing them the Bible makes sense, and that is relevant today.
It’s your turn, in the comments below share your questions, or tips, for sharing Bible truths with the young people in your life.