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|Faith appears to be a placeholder term and its meaning shifts depending on whom you ask.||Faith appears to be a placeholder term and its meaning shifts depending on whom you ask.|
|-||To some faith means "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1, esv).||+||According to the bible, |
|+||In the plain sense, this means that you cannot be sure -- an assurance based on hope and without direct evidence. Some might claim this excludes the four other senses that provide direct evidence, but this is a childishly silly response; I doubt the same people would want the same pedantic knee-jerk applied to all the other verses in scripture. So, faith is explicitly stated as without physical evidence, and this comports with other uses in scripture (i.e. "|