Faith vs Facts

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

We live in a modern age, where the world is driven by the access to information and technology. If our faith has ever been at risk, it is now when information is readily available at our fingertips. Our faith is constantly at odds with scientific and empirical evidence. Let us look at some of the ways in which our faith has and continue to come in conflict with modem facts. Facts states that every person on this planet is at risk of catching and spreading airborne diseases. Faith says, “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you” (Psalm 91:7).

God has promised many times in the bible that his children will walk in divine health. The bible is filled with scriptures that indicates, that sickness does not come from God. Facts also say that when you reach a certain age, that your body is likely to deteriorate. Faith says, “who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:5). We also see bible examples of prophets such as Moses, who lived up to one hundred and twenty years old. “Moses was 120 years old when he died, yet his eyesight was clear, and he was as strong as ever” (Deuteronomy 34:7).

Facts say that you need a certain amount of money to access certain benefits. Faith says, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). Jesus performed many miracles of supernatural supply, to demonstrate to us God’s divine provision. Facts say that a man and woman are unlikely to be able to conceive and have children naturally after a certain age. Faith says, “And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though, at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead—and so was Sarah’s womb” (Romans 4:19).

There are real time examples of people, who defy the odds and have knocked science on its head. I am not saying that you do not take the advice of doctors, financial analyst and that you completely ignore science. My question to you is; What do you do, when your faith is at odds with the science and information? Do you abandon your faith and stick to the facts or do you listen to the facts, hold that in mind while maintaining what the word says. Another position is to dismiss the facts altogether and meditate on the word of faith. Either way, it is difficult to sit between both positions. Both of these systems are constantly at odds with each other. “for we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

A.P.-Y.

14 thoughts on “Faith vs Facts

  1. This post is quite deep and brings up the challenge of how to go about making major decisions. God has revealed much to our scientists and doctors, of which most comes from His wisdom and for our own good….WHEN IT IS OPPROPRIATE TO OUR CASE. God has given His believers the Holy Spirit, which helps to provide the counsel we need to make a good decision. God has also promised wisdom if we ask for it. And, to “Try the spirits, to see that they are of God”. This also is at our disposal. Once we understand the right way to go, then we jump out on faith and we believe that we are doing exactly what God wants us to do. This post is profound in its message, as we face our futures and make decisions. Thank you, Anneta.

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    1. Amen. Bless you Mary. Indeed the person of the Holy Spirit is our guide and God has also given doctors and scientists the gift of healing and the skill to understand information. It is in testing the spirits that we know whether it is of God or of the darkness. Bless you. 🙏🏾

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  2. Great Post! 14 years ago I was diagnosed with a form of leukemia and the doctors only gave me a 20% survival rate. But the funny thing is that before this diagnosis when I first arrived in my hospital room as I was getting off the gurney the Lord gave me these specific words “This sickness is not unto death” and then posed a question, “Whose report will you believe?” And as the doctor gave me all of the statistics I said to him, “Not that I am in denial or anything—but please don’t tell me more than I need to know.” My reason was that sometimes we miss our healings because we allow the enemy to run negative mind traffic when we are at our most vulnerable state. You have to tell your mind to shut its mouth, meditate on the word of God, pray and have others praying with you and still remain obedient to Him. A couple of years after my hematologist told me he knew I was waiting for the other shoe to fall, but he believed I was cured and went on to say he knew I was a great woman of faith. When he walked out of the examination room I got on my knees with tears rolling down my face thanking God. Because I chose to believe the report of the Lord and by His grace, I am still standing.—Blessings and Peace!

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