Emotion vs. Logic
Feelings vs. Facts
Beliefs based on emotions (feelings) cannot stand the test of logic. They are subjective; logic is objective.
Emotions have a way of blurring the picture of reality causing one to see things the way he or she wants to see them. Logic (valid reasoning) does not allow for such subjectivism. Thus when beliefs based on emotions or feelings are challenged, logic is portrayed as the villain, because it will not tolerate such fantasies.
Some hold to this order:
emotions forming the basis for beliefs that give support to "facts."
The logical order is:
fact (the Word) which forms the basis for belief that produces emotions.
In Christianity, valid reasoning based on facts must be the basis for a position taken or a belief held and any subsequent feelings.
A Biblical Example
The Sadducees felt that the resurrection could not be fact because it posed an unanswerable problem. Therefore their feelings supported the belief that there was in fact no resurrection. Jesus said to them,
"Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures, or the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken."
Mark 12:24-27 [NASB]