What is Faith?

Monday, June 12, 2006

Confidence

Interestingly the etymology of this word shows that it is intimately related to faith.

cum fidere - with faith

To confide in someone is to trust that person fully.

This trust is derived from a knowledge and experience of a person's character.

We use this word however when we refer to scientific results as well as when we refer to our personal trust in people.

To be continued

1 Comments:

Blogger Richard H said...

To confide in someone is to trust that person fully.

This trust is derived from a knowledge and experience of a person's character.


How many people alive today can say that they have confided in God and derived knowledge and experience of God's character?

How many people alive today can say that they have confided in the apostles that wrote the Bible and have derived knowledge and experience of the apostle's characters?

Faith in God is based on the words written in the pages of the Bible. It has nothing to do with confidence in people - ie. confiding in any person living today or any derived knowledge or experience of any living person today.

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