Lately I’ve been hearing from the atheist/agnostic/skeptic that faith may be rejected on the grounds that it is simply belief without evidence and therefore irrational. On one point I agree – unfounded belief may be quite irrational. It is on this basis that we reject an infinite number of silly notions (i.e. the flying spaghetti monster or the Easter bunny).
But I do not accept the premise that the Christian faith is unfounded. If anyone asks you to believe in something for which there is no evidence, you have every right to reject it! The scripture does not ask you to put your faith in something without evidence. In fact, here Paul gives us a falsifiable criterion upon which everything rises or falls. If this one point of the Christian faith is not true – you can throw the whole thing out!