“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31)
“… if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24)
“…blessed are those who have not seen and yet have BELIEVED” (John 20:29)
“these things are written that you may BELIEVE that Jesus IS the Christ , the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31)
The IMPORTANCE of BELIEVING…. and yet today…. “education” teaches that “believing” is a cop-out, education tells us that we are to QUESTION everything… and always be SKEPTICAL and open to more “data”…
simply “believing” is very “backward”, “superstitious” and totally UNSCIENTIFIC !
But there is a rational basis for BELIEVING…. even though it may be unscientific…. and the miracles flow AFTER the “believing”…. because it is the FAITH that God values….. “He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13:58)
The truth is …… science makes the mistake of treating the concept of God like the physical world…. God is not simply a “force” that can be measured…. God is a PERSON who lives OUTSIDE of time and space….. and all these physical laws that the scientists hold so dear, HE can change them at will….. in very real sense science has become IDOLATRY….. because it’s “educated” practitioners are simply more fascinated with the CREATION than with it’s CREATOR.
There is absolutely NO BASIS in science for dismissing the Biblical view…. science serves a useful purpose in helping us to understand and cope with the material world in which we find ourselves and that is ALL.
Science and physical, material research cannot either prove or disprove anything OUTSIDE the material realm…… and yet there is abundance of historical evidence that another NON-MATERIAL reality exists and to deny that it exists….. invokes the same “non scientific” human capability of “belief” that they are so fervently trying to discredit.