Faith and Reason College
For generations great religious minds have been discussing the relationship between faith and reason. Is one's faith even valid if they are supporting their beliefs with rational thinking? Is faith even necessary? Or, is a balance between the two the ideal? These are just a few of the many questions that are asked in regards to this topic. I hold that Christian beliefs, in order to be rationally justified, must be supported by faith, and reasons for that faith. I believe that one's Christian beliefs should be backed by faith.
Faith is a fundamental part of Christianity. The Bible states repeatedly that one must have faith in order to be saved. For example, the apostle Paul writes, "For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved" (Romans 10:10). Here, Paul commands Christians to outwardly express the faith that is inside of them. This is a requirement of being saved. Therefore, faith is necessary for belief in Christianity. Galatians 2:20 reveals what one must have faith in, "I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." In other words, one's faith is defined by having trust in the Bible and Jesus's story.
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