Saturday, February 16, 2008

FAITH IS SOMETHING TOTALLY OTHER


"Belief is a refuge and flight from reality. It is seized upon as protection, as a guarantee or insurance policy. Faith is taking risks, leaving behind safety and security, scorning guarantees, stepping out of the boat onto the Sea of Galilee. If we live by faith there is no need to plead with Him to save us from danger. It is enough to know that since He is there, even if the danger should prove mortal, whatever God's love wishes is being done and will be done in us, no matter what."



Jacques Ellul

2 comments:

non-metaphysical stephen said...

It is enough to know that since He is there, even if the danger should prove mortal, whatever God's love wishes is being done and will be done in us, no matter what.

Wonderful! I said something slightly less dramatic in church and I think people got really nervous! LOL

Also, could you post the book the quotes come from? Then I can look up their context more easily. Thanks!

Kent said...

Read the Faith vs Belief article linked in the previous post.

Religious folks usually don't like things like this.