Blind Faith Part 1
Often people tell me, “I don’t believe in the Bible because I do not believe in blind faith” These people ignore the fact that true followers of Gods word do not believe in the Bible because of blind faith. Not only that, but scientist reject the Bible because of blind faith.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Form this verse we see true Christians base their faith on evidence, and not on blind faith.
Not only do scientists have blind faith, they have a name for that they believe on blind faith. Scientists call what they believe on blind faith an hypothesis.
An example of a hypothesis in which scientists assume on blind faith that the Bible is a lie is called uniformitarianism.
In this hypothesis scientists say past and future geological events are of the same kind and intensity as present geological events.
In assuming this on blind faith, scientists believe on blind faith that stories in the Bible are false. These stories are the Creation, The flood in the days of Noah, and the destruction of Sodom. “And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament and from the waters which were above the firmament and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And evening and the morning were the second day. And God said, let the waters under Heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. (Genesis 1:6-9) this record is not the same kind of intensity as modern geological events. Thus modern scientists reject it on blind faith. The Flood is no different. “the same day were all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.” (Genesis 7:11-12) This is totally different from what happens today, therefore scientists reject It based on their blind faith. The destruction of Sodom is also rejected by scientists on blind faith because of uniformitarianism. The Bible says, “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.” (Genesis 19:24) This geological event is not the same kind and intensity of modern geological events, thus scientists reject it on blind faith.
The opposite of uniformitarianism is catastrophism which says there are giant changes in geology from time to time. An example of a catastrophic event in geology is the 2004 tsunami which was so great they had to remap the floor of the Indian Ocean.[i] It was caused by a 9.0 strength earthquake having the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima type atom bombs. It killed 150,000 people and left millions homeless, destroying buildings from Africa to Thailand.[ii] The fact that this catastrophic event is recorded proves uniformitarianism is false.
[i] 2009 Indonesia Tsunami maps – geology.com
[ii] The Deadliest Tsunami is history – National Geographic news updated Jan 7, 2005