Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On Faith, Proof, And The Sovereignty Of God

Faith is different from proof. One is human and the other a gift of God. 'The just shall live by faith' (Rom. 1:17). This is faith that God himself puts into our hearts, often using proof as the instrument. 'Faith comes by hearing' (Rom. 10:17). But this faith is in our hearts, and makes us say not, 'I know' but 'I believe'.

- Blaise Pascal, Pensées, trans. A. J. Krailsheimer (Great Britain: Penguin Group, 1966), #7

1 comment:

Kirk said...

I have noticed that a lot of the books we read in the college are most likely written by great authors. I like this quote by Blaise Pascal. and I am also considering in liking John Locke who by the way is or was a Calvinist. You really don't get this information from the college at SWBTS.