Is "Blind Faith" Biblical?
by Luke Nix
I want to bring up a couple verses that many Christians use to promote "blind faith" as the key concept in accepting Christianity.
"But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’" (Luke 18:16-17)
"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Mark 10:15
If you read each of these verses, even quickly, you’ll notice that Jesus makes no reference specifically to what it is about the children that the adults need to have to enter the kingdom of God.
(In reference to my post Why Apologetics) If the definition of pistis (translated "faith" in the New Testament) is actually a "belief based on facts" and not "a belief based on a ‘feeling’ or without facts", and if we insist on holding that Jesus was talking about a "blind faith" in these passages. we have a contradiction within the Bible to deal with.
Since this contradiction has been identified, we need to re-interpret the original words of Christ. I believe that we can’t know with 100% certainty what attribute of children Jesus was talking about, but we can rule out "blind faith."
What I would offer, just from a surface reading, is that Christ was talking about children’s enthusiasm for or 100% commitment to the things they are involved in or believe. Keep in mind that the behavior has nothing to do with the foundation of those beliefs. As a Christian, there is nothing wrong with wanting a firm foundation for your beliefs. The same follows for non-Christians who are considering giving their lives to Christ. Let no one ever lead you to believe that "blind faith" is more "Christian" than asking the tough questions and further investigating….
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