If one is rational… one forms an opinion. Otherwise we take, believe and use the opinion of another. We should be very careful about that.
Coming to faith is both rational and revelatory. We understand by cognitive deduction and also by the deep revealing of information beyond our ability of rational thought. We know by faith. This is no easy step for me. It appears that it was also difficult for others in the Bible. The Book of Hebrews takes all of chapter 11 to detail those who had Come to Faith. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (v.1)
So Coming to Faith is two things in this verse: ‘Confidence in what we hope for’ is the mental process of deciding by our thoughts, experience and senses. ‘Assurance about what we do not see’ is the ability to go beyond our eye and visual confirmation and believe by faith as though we did see something. Both of these actions require climbing out on a limb and that’s faith. Otherwise we could become robotic machines full of Bible knowledge. That’s boring and religious.
“Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Jesus