Have you ever wondered what blind faith actually looks like? We use it as a phrase but never really dig into it. Well, how’s about this as an example:
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. (Matthew 28:16-17)
Hang on, some doubted? You’ve just physically seen the risen Lord and still doubt? Sounds like blind faith to me!
Earlier this month a guy took offense at some throwaway comment I made, suggesting that the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection was all fake. We had a bit of a chat but when I asked him what it would take for him to believe, I was met with silence.
In other words, he has already made up his mind about Jesus’ resurrection without having considered any evidence. That’s called blind faith.
Believe it or not I don’t have a problem with people’s blind faith so long as they admit that it is what it is! Someone who says, ‘I haven’t looked at the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection but don’t believe it and will never believe it’ gets my respect because at least they’re grown up enough to take responsibility for their own decisions (even if I think they’re wrong).
But if you say that you’ve looked at the evidence and would be willing to believe but still don’t, I do want to ask you the question: what would you need to be shown to be convinced?