Faith that is Rational: Some Litmus Tests

Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD
9 min readJan 28, 2023

In the context of Christian Spirituality, absent Faith a believer in the name of Jesus is unable to please God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. There exists philosophical, non-Biblical evidence for the importance of Faith. In stated respect, the importance of faith philosophically is evident in the reality, to wit, absent some belief as to the rightness of a project, rational man does not embark on projects.

Yet, necessarily belief in the rightness of a project is based on some preliminary evidence, but yet evidence that does not eliminate all uncertainty. In stated respect, whereas a financial analyst can arrive at the inference, to wit, one project is expected to be more profitable than another, it often has been the case that the anticipation turned out to be false, because the analyst was unaware of some important parameter. So then, all projects are premised on faithbelief that is premised on evidence — but yet at origin time of a project, faith embeds some uncertainty.

Faith that, at origin time does not embed any Uncertainty is not Faith, rather is Fact. Faith, as such is not Fact.

Applied to Faith in Jesus, if Faith is Rational, at origin time, it is premised on some evidence, yet embeds some uncertainty. Uncertainty implies…

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Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD

Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos