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Jesus makes an interesting assumption in a story He told in Luke 6:46-49:

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“…A [wise] man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood arose, the torrent burst against the house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.”

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What questions then should a thinking man ask?

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   Notice the mix of faith and reason here:  The wise man must have faith that the rock doesn’t rest on a sinkhole beneath it! God expects people to know and recognize basic things about the world around us, not every last detail. In general, “rock” in better than “sand” to build upon. But a person still needs faith¹ to “believe” that the foundation rock lies upon a “solid enough surface” to support it.

   Some things just have to be accepted by faith.

   Faith is exercised to some extent when we use our senses to perceive anything.

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   ¹ A bit of faith that the oncoming storm will not be a tornado that would destroy everything anyway would help, too! Parables, of course, can be pushed too far beyond the assumed main point that’s being made. Nonetheless, God does not seem to expect a person to have perfect knowledge about everything. This is especially true when scientists try to convince us to accept their patterns of thinking and conclusions about everything–no matter how sophisticated their language may sound–and say that their way is the only sensible way to understand and explain all existence.