Friday, August 22, 2014

Marsha's Musings: Blind Faith? (1 Peter 1:8-9 KJV)

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:8-9 KJV)

This verse refers to verse 7 and is speaking of Jesus Christ.  Some would read this verse above and claim that Christians have a blind faith.  Do we?  

It is interesting that we all make certain assumptions in life.  For example, in the photo above, we made the assumption that the ferry boat would hold us up out of the water and get us to our destination.  We had no guarantee that that would happen.  The boat could have sunk in the middle of the trip!  But we had faith the boat would get us there.  People do this all the time.  They make decisions on faith that certain things will happen, yet they have no guarantee if those things will happen.

Yet, when it comes to the claims of Scripture and faith in God, somehow they can't bring themselves to do that.  Somehow this is "blind faith" to them.  We have the promises of the God of the universe that have stood the test of time, archaeological discoveries that show the Bible is not some made up fairy tale, and lives that are changed by the grace of God all around us, yet it's blind faith in their book. Why can they make leaps of blind faith in so many areas of their lives, but balk at a faith that is reasonable and sure?

Praise God in times of sorrow and heaviness that we can still rejoice with unspeakable joy and full of glory that the end of our faith is the salvation of our souls!  We sorrow not as the unbeliever does with no hope.  We have hope beyond the grave!

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