What are the pitfalls if we don’t balance faith and reason?

by Dr. Brent Strawsburg

Have you ever thought about the inherent danger if you don’t balance faith and reason? Have you ever heard a sermon describing the Biblical balance between faith and reason? If you haven’t, it’s possible that you may be in danger of having defective faith—a faith that is less than God’s best for your life.

Here’s what we know for sure—God has a role for faith. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” God also has a role for reason. I Peter 3:15 says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” Everyone realizes that we face situations and seasons where it seems difficult if not impossible to balance faith and reason. Ravi Zacharias, a great defender of the Christian faith expressed it this way, “God has given enough reason in this world to make faith a most reasonable thing. But he has left out enough to make it impossible to live by reason alone.”

Unfortunately, too many Christians don’ understand the inherent dangers to their spiritual life. Christians don’t realize that the lack of balance between faith and reason will ultimately lead to a very defective faith. Here are three negative results if we don’t prioritize both faith and reason

What are the pitfalls if we don’t balance faith and reason?

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What are the pitfalls if we don’t balance faith and reason?