History-based Faith is Scientific

Posted on December 14, 2017 
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“Richard Dawkins attacks ‘faith’ as it is not evidence based science and thus irrelevant and dangerous. But the practice of history is ‘scientific’ because it is evidence based.

The New Testament makes a distinction between ‘the faith’ and ‘faith’. The latter is an expression of trust, but it is directed to the former, which is ‘evidence based’. Faith  –> the Faith

This can be illustrated by two texts embedded in Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians  written from Ephesus early in 55 …”

Bishop Paul Barnett writes to emphasise the historical basis for what Christians believe.