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Must trust in Jesus be a blind trust? Or is it backed up by objective evidence of some kind?
objective trust is an oxymoron. where the objective, trust and faith not needed. Knowing Jesus Christ is trust and faith.
Blind faith? not exactly. there is a another component called spiritual faith.
although it not objective, but spiritual experiences yearly monthly or daily, strengthen the trust and faith in Jesus Christ.
it all start with the existence of God. because by definition an unseen God is a spiritual being. physical seen, spiritual unseen.
This is my path with my insecurity with buddhism. First, I had to acknowledge that
[God exist}. Then what God is true God? there are thousands of gods. Buddhism no have a god, so I quickly scratch that. So then I move on to investigate hindu gods and muslim gods and so forth.
Then I just take a second look at the religion of my youth, Christianity. Could it be Jesus Christ?
See, I scratch off most of the gods because they just not make any sense. Now I think there is a god in Islam. I think muslim people experience god, but that god is the long time enemy of Jesus Christ.
Because no matter what they want to say, Islam and Christianity at war.
That not coincidence. Its because Islam is dominated by a strong god, that only the God of Christianity Jesus Christ, is stronger than.
But that another subject. All I saying is that it must begin with
[God exist]. If you truly serious start there and Jesus will make himself known to you.
But if you not serious, then you just want to stay in you sinful lifestyles and just lashing out against Christians to feel better in you philosophy of secular humanism. Discussions is something to do I guess, but you must know what you want out of discussions. to make yourself feel better, or to make a change.
Only you can know that.