I have been pondering the need for faith recently because of a thread on a discussion forum. The question was "Why do we need faith?". The question was posed by an atheist, so I didn't want to approach the answer by saying "Because that's what the scriptures say." I knew that I would need to use the scriptures though. Here is what I came up with. Perhaps it was a little doctrineally deep, but here is what I said anyway.
Heb. 11: 3
3 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.
Even God is required to have faith. The world(s) were created through faith. I think that perhaps faith is the glue that holds the universe together.
Matt. 5: 48
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
So, we are to become like God. This means that we too must learn to excercize faith.
Yes, God could show us everything, but no lesson would be learned. We will need faith in the hereafter. So, we need to learn, understand it and be able to use it while we are here.
So, my fellow bloggers. My question to you is, what does God have faith in? What does God need to have faith in to create the world(s)?