Faith not fideism

“we should all agree that the “faith” God requires of us has nothing to do with ignoring relevant evidence that is easily available when adjudicating truth claims. And is it not largely due to this abusive use of “faith” and “belief” that so many, past and present, are quick to dismiss Christianity and religion in general, seeing it as purely “faith” based, while taking “faith” to mean the opposite of evidence-based truth? True Christian faith is not fideism.”

Bates, M. W. (2017). Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King (pp. 17–18). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic: A division of Baker Publishing Group.

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