Is Faith Just Wishful Thinking?

Is Faith Just Wishful Thinking?

Is Faith Just Wishful Thinking?

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What is faith according to the Bible? Are science and faith at odds? Tim Barnett of Stand to Reason explains in this clip from the 2018 Student Apologetics Conference.

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4 thoughts on “Is Faith Just Wishful Thinking?

  1. Ray Rainer

    Hope is always a good thing but there comes a point where faith is wishful thinking when your belief system is discovered as being false, yet you continue to deny it despite all the evidence to the contrary. However, I also like to add that Christians are constantly telling each other than their point of view is false as well which is why there are so many denominations of varying interpretation of the same string of words. There was a podcast where the person doing the podcast was saying that Calvanists teachings are unbiblical, as a small example. But in this case, it is just a point of view, nothing more than an interpretation of Biblical events, perhaps according to Paul which in itself is an interpretation of Jesus' mission. He is like the first interpretation of Jesus' mission,as he understands it. In the end, all we have is a book of words. Anyone can write a great believeable story of pure fantasy. Words are amazing when you stop and think of these stories of incredible fantasy where the characters and worlds actually come alive but, yet you know from start that it is a fantasy. Look at Scientology, for example based on Hubbard's Science Fiction stories. It is something how we are swayed by just stories that are just made up of words, while our mind begins to crossover to believe it is real

    August 5, 2022 at 10:31 pm Reply
  2. WhereWhatHuh

    "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

    So faith underlies (substance, sub stare, that which lies beneath) HOPE. What is hope?
    Hope is a Reasonable Expectation of a Positive Future Event.
    What if it's NOT reasonable?
    Well, THEN (and only then) is it a wish instead of hope.

    A good example is a youth who has called his parent for a ride home. He has faith that there will be a ride home; it underlies his hope of a ride home, and it is reasonable because he knows his parent and has faith in his parent. Knowledge underlies Faith which underlies hope.

    August 5, 2022 at 10:31 pm Reply
  3. Phongsakorn AUN Immaneerat

    I do and still believe that human is a living thing that always better. With some help or push, ofcos not abused we can become a better person than who we were yesterday. Everybody need some opportunities to shown their good side, an as an intellectual and socialized being we might be the only living thing that can help others to be a kindness and better person. So, I might be wrong about our kind, bad people are gonna be bad or even worse. Good people will be only among their kind. So bring back death sentences to all courts, those evil will always be an evil who is will to do anything in their power to make your life miserable and maybe laughing with your failure and sadness. It doesn’t sound like the world I wanna live in.

    August 5, 2022 at 10:31 pm Reply
  4. Stephen Wanhella

    John said this is correct, so it must be right!

    August 5, 2022 at 10:31 pm Reply

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