Hebrews 1:1, lets us know that faith is more than a mere leap in the dark. Faith has substance and evidence. If we cannot prove what we believe then how can we convince others? I have heard people say, “Well Christianity, is the best possible solution.” I cannot agree with that statement or use it while teaching others. That leaves a possibility that Christianity could be wrong.
In our modern culture, truth is really a grey area. We just cannot seem to say anything is 100% true or concrete. Christianity has no such grey matter. The writers of the New Testament like Paul and John, seemed more than possibly convinced that Jesus was the Christ, they knew without a doubt that Jesus was the Christ. John gives his testimony in 1 John 1, that he actually saw and touched Jesus.
Living a faith that is the “best possible” solution is a dangerous place to be. God is not looking for disciples who cannot say with 100% certainty that God is real; He wants true disciples who are willing to worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
“Faith is the assurance (substance) of things hoped for, the conviction (evidence) of things not seen” (NASB with NKJV substitutes; emphais JN). The men of faith in Hebrews 11, did things because they knew God existed and God was the creator of the universe (Hebrews 11:3).
Let’s get rid of the this blind, leap in the dark faith and let’s be able to give a defense for the hope that is in us for anyone who asks (1 Peter 3:15).
Yes that means we have to be diligent students of God’s word! It is well worth it!