100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #49 (REVISED EDITION) | with Daniel Whyte III
SCRIPTURE — Hebrews 11:1-3: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
There is a lot of misunderstanding about faith nowadays. Some people believe that faith actually contradicts facts. Michael Shermer, editor of The Skeptical Inquirer, scoffed that, “The whole point of faith is to believe regardless of the evidence, which is the very antithesis of science.”
I believe that Mr. Shermer is mistaken in his view. There are many ways in which scientific evidence actually backs up what many people believe by faith. However, scientific evidence is not sufficient to facilitate a belief in God or in the saving work of Jesus Christ. There are many people who accept the evidence that points to the existence of God and the saving work of Jesus Christ. Yet many of these people still have not placed their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. That is the step that takes faith. One can not simply accept the facts. One must act on the facts to be saved.
The available evidence from the latest scientific research is convincing more and more scientists that facts support faith. For those of you who are the more intellectual type, today, I want to share with you some ideas regarding faith, science, truth, and reason that I believe will help you make the decision to begin a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
On this matter of faith and science, notice with me three things:
1. God is the God of faith and reason.
2. God is the God of truth.
3. God is the God of personal relationships.
+ Plus, listen to Andrae Crouch singing “Heaven Bound” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”