Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Forgiveness

We never have any direct evidence for God's forgiveness. We pray for things, and they sometimes occur. (Note to nonbelievers reading: I acknowledge that we do not have unambiguous evidence. But we do have evidence for many things in the faith.) One can contemplate origins or design and see evidence that suggests a maker. The Scriptures predict that humankind will act a certain way, and it does. But for forgiveness we have only the testimony of Scripture. The doctrine accords with other parts of the faith and is consistent with the life and death of Jesus. But even more than prayer, or existence, or explanatory power, we must take forgiveness on faith.

1 comment:

Deputy vice-assistant to the AVI said...

That's the whole point with faith. If you have evidence, faith is completely irrelevant.