There is no conflict between the Biblical truth that faith …

Comment on Why those who hate the Bible love blind-faith Christians by Bob Helm.

There is no conflict between the Biblical truth that faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit and Christian apologetics. Yes, the Holy Spirit gives us faith, but the Holy Spirit appeals to empirical evidence as a basis for that faith.

If faith must be blind to be real faith, then by definition, the apostles themselves did not have real faith, since they repeatedly saw and even touched the risen Jesus. Clearly, the faith of the apostles was based on empirical evidence. Read the gospels, especially Matthew, and notice the many appeals to prophecy and history as a basis for faith in Jesus Christ. The notion that Christian faith is not based on evidence is a construct that finds its origin in the 18th century “Enlightenment,” not in the New Testament.

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