Mortal Man

I will try to give you a couple of simple examples. Take a well-known syllogism: Man is mortal, my friend Vasya people, therefore Vasya died. We all have confidence in human mortality. But excuse me, but where one hundred percent guarantee that Vasya was going to die? I can not say it until I see his corpse. But I For some reason I believe that he is mortal. This is shown by billions of examples and scientific evidence. Therefore, although it is likely that Vasya spite of all will live forever, the belief in it seems to us absurd, while the belief in the death of both will be knowledge.

Thus, faith – a form of knowledge, and inseparable from it. We both know that the morning sun will rise, and believe in it. Christians, as many mistakenly believe, do not consider the probability of the existence of God great – they are absolutely (without 'probably') are convinced that God exists. And I must admit, they have grounds for such confidence. There are many works that are logically prove the truth of all that is written in Gospel.

For all that, the level of scientific knowledge we have today, the Christian doctrine of creation is still relevant and can withstand all possible checks. On the contrary, the science eventually figured out that It turns out (!) Bible law. For example, in that light appeared before the stars and sun. Or again: the scientists found that the probability of spontaneous (random) occurrence of the first living cells and even the smallest of the protein is zero, that is absolutely impossible: so long as is necessary to recognize the act of creation. I will not delve into religious matters, but I will turn better in the conclusion of your attention on a very important addition. In all the above cases, I spoke about faith in the meaning of 'belief'. But faith – a broader concept, it includes two other concepts with the same root: 'trust' (in relation to people) and 'loyalty' (within the meaning of devotion, often in relation to the ideas). The fact is that if we say, for example, a belief in some sort of belief that a direct manifestation of this belief must be a volitional act. If this action is not – it is hardly possible to speak about what a person believes. In contrast to the simple belief Faith is not simply agree with something, but also a desire to act on it. It combines two elements – the conviction and will, suggests appropriate actions. For a Christian, for example, faith is not only a conviction God's existence, but also devotion to God, trust and obedience (to fix his sinful nature), the total provision to Him. Thus, 'faith is a volitional commitment of an informed intellect' (D. trousers). This situation implies that in order to believe, we need courage, the ability to take risks and sacrifice everything for the sake of certain values, do not be afraid of disappointment and failure. Of course, not all people possess these qualities, but this article in order and written to draw your attention to the importance of rational belief (which also includes the principle of objective knowledge) and everything connected with it. Faith – is, first of all, no special faith in anything but a character trait that permeates the whole personality. And this feature should be inherent in each.