Scriptural Reasoning and the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme
This is faith.Contrast this with reason.
The century that just passed saw many thousands of people criss-crossing the globe to share Christ with others who hadn't considered the message of Christ. Whether they wanted to or not, what they often created was a photocopy of their own belief system, followed by attempts by the new believers to amend their lives on their own strength. That sounds spiritually ill, but a very real and vibrant 'baby' faith in Christ was often kicking around beneath that belief system. Too often, this baby faith couldn't get out and grow up because it was in the shape of trust in someone else's belief system more than a faith in Jesus. Over time, that passes, but it can take generations for the effect to go away.
Faith is the destroyer of reason.
A preacher was caught in a horrific flood, and a man in a canoe offered to evacuate him. "No, I put my faith in the Lord to save me," he said. After being forced to the roof of his porch, another man in a speedboat offered assistance. "No, I put my faith in the Lord to save me," he again responded. Eventually forced to the highest point of his chimney, a Coast Guard helicopter attempted rescue but was turned away in the same manner.