"We preach Christ crucified, foolishness to the Greeks and a stumbling block to the Jews"
Was that supposed to be an answer? What does that mean?
@Artor, it means that Michael wants attention, and he seems to be getting it.
And then of course Michael, don't forget he has that whole myth thing going --
Nonsense. Salvation would not necessarily be void even if faith did not exist. Your god made the rules. He could choose a different rule for salvation and not require faith (unless he's just following someone else's rules ...).
And also, what Rocky john said. And archaeopteryx. And Aksay Bist.
This questions is..... I'll play along...
How do we know God wasn't intentionally lying in the bible to further mask evidence for his existence?
My response to your question is: Believers should first work out the riddle of finding their God before trying to understand who he/she is and the motives behind the actions.
How do you define find god?
Personally I went to Jerusalem looking for his people. Stop by Solomon's Portico and did not see a soul.
the god you speak of is the judeo christian one as other gods had no problem proving their existance by use of idols, temples and feats of wonderment.
The Jehovah/jesus/ allah god spent the first part of his book showing himself like a flasher in a porno theatre. Walking in the garden, speaking through flaming fauna, traveling in a gold box, turning ladies into salt, causing food to fall like rain and composing laws on rock tablets.
So no, this god has established it does not require faith to follow him only an overactive imagination
Even in the time of Christ, the visions and the prophets had all died out.
Explain Paul, all visions had died out?
Prior to John the Baptist I am speaking. In our very Romanish times the third incarnation of Elijah the prophet ( at least with his spiritual mantle) is suppose to arise in Israel. I am literally holding my breath to see if it is true. We have nothing to loose by humoring the prophets. But if true it still can be an indefinite time away, since this would hinge on the reconstruction of the Jewish temple. They do have the keystone and red heffers and priestly garments, but they have not stricken ground yet. And since Jerusalem is a powder keg, I personally don't see how it will happen.
"In the latter day I will make Jerusalem a troublesome stone for nations"
The verdict is certainly not neutral. God is unfalsifiable--literally. In such circumstances, the burden necessarily lies on those who claim that the phenomenon is real. When there is no evidence for the claimed phenomenon, the correct conclusion is that it doesn't exist. This is especially true when the claim is extraordinary, there is no evidence for it at all, and all the relevant evidence indicates that all such phenomena are man-made myths.