Faith is universal- everyone has faith in something. The question is really whether the object of your faith (your own abilities, Darwinian naturalism, or even some brand of religion or philosophy) is worthy of that faith. It is entirely possible to have faith in something that is not true. All of the world’s belief systems and religions cannot possibly be true because they contradict each other on so many points. That is a huge question that I fear many people never stop to contemplate. Everyone believes something about life, meaning, morality, love and what finally happens to us when we die. The real issue is whether what we believe is true.

Tozer, in his usual brilliant, straight to the point method confronts us with the big question- Is it even rational for created beings to trust themselves, another person or “mother nature”?

From all this we may begin to understand why the Holy Scriptures have so much to say about the vital place of faith and why they brand unbelief as a deadly sin. Among all created beings, not one dare trust in itself. God alone trusts in Himself; all other beings must trust in Him. Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its trust not in the living God but in dying men. The unbeliever denies the self-sufficiency of God and usurps attributes that are not his. This dual sin dishonors God and ultimately destroys the soul of man.

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