Andrew Fleck beat me to Hebrews 11 (which I was just rereading), but of
course the other major locus classicus for this is John 20, right?
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when
The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he
said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails,
and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his
side, I will not believe.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with
them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and
said, Peace be unto you.
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and
reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless,
And Thomas answered, and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast
believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples,
which are not written in this book:
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the
Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
[John 20: 24-31]
> Redcrosse's abandonment of Una is typically understood as a failure of faith caused by a dependence on his senses.
> My question: is there a scriptural equivalent?
> Christians are asked in different ways have faith and not believe what ordinary experience tells them. But is there an occasion in the Bible in which one's faith is supposed to override what is presented to one's senses.
> I hope I haven't revealed complete, overwhelming ignorance.
> Jim Broaddus
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