Should Christians Use Logic or Faith in Beliefs?
Logic vs Faith
Many so-called “intellectual” individuals desire to use logic and not faith with regard to obtaining an understanding of Christ and salvation. The Bible addresses the subject of someone attempting to understand spiritual matters logically as opposed to understanding by faith:
“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe… But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God… So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God… The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 1:18-21, 27-29; 2:5, 14
Concerning the subject of faith, faith is defined in the following Scriptures:
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen… And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:1, 6
Therefore, Scripture clearly teaches that faith supersedes all of man’s logic. Faith is the essential ingredient in the Christian life. The question you may be asking, “How do I obtain this faith?” may be answered by an understanding: First, that God loves you, and has a wonderful plan for your life–“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). You are loved by the Creator of this universe. And that same Creator wants to be the personal God of your life and to give you the type of fulfilled life that you really desire to have… ” I came that they may have life and have it abundantly,” (John 10:10b).