December 6th, 2008

Faith and Knowledge

Thought for the day.  From John A. Sanford, Mystical Christianity; A Psychological Commentary on the Gospel of John," p124.

....Jesus showed little interest in anyone's theological beliefs, though he was greatly concerned with the quality of someone's faith.... In the Biblical view, faith is not a category of the intellect but of the soul.  The mind needs to know so it does not live in darkness, the soul needs faith or it loses its strength and will to live, and mind and soul need each other and the gifts of knowledge and faith that they bring to one another.