A Blind Leap of Faith?
Some non-believers speak of a Christian's faith as a blind leap of faith.
Not So! Faith in God and His Son gives one the ability to see the unseen.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen."
Hebrews 11:1( KJV)
This is not a definition of faith, rather it is a description of faith.
Faith provides a foundation for hope and gives
substance to things unseen, treating them as
if they were already objects of sight.
It is said of Moses that he went about "as seeing Him who is unseen." Hebrews 11:27
Paul wrote, "we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the
things which are not seen are eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:18
HOPE AND TRUST
There is nothing mysterious about treating something unseen as if it were something already in sight. When one boards an airplane to travel to a small island in the vast Pacific Ocean for the first time, he does so "by faith." He has put his trust (faith) in the information and evidence provided that there is such a place. He trusts that the pilot knows how to fly the airplane to the island. He trusts the plane is capable of making the journey. And he hopes to arrive safely.
Those who go about blindly are not Christians.
Christians walk in the light. The ones who walk in
darkness are those who are going about blindly.
". . . the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving,
that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God."
2 Corinthians 4:4