Faith is not antagonistic to reason. On the contrary, biblical faith is required for reasoning. One must believe in order to understand. Faith must come first; we need certain presuppositions in order to even begin to reason. For example, we must first believe that there are laws of logic before we can argue for them logically. We must first have faith that our senses are reliable before we can even begin to read the Bible. But when we do read the Bible, we will find that our faith is justified. Biblical presuppositions such as logic, uniformity, reliability of senses, and memory all make sense in the biblical worldview. The Bible provides the justification for these things. So we find that we have a good reason for our faith.
- "...the just shall live by faith..." Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Hebrews 10:38; Galatians 3:11
- "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1
- "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD..." Isaiah 1:18.
- "The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them." Proverbs 20:12
- "Know ye that the LORD he is God: It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves..." Psalm 100:3
- "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15
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