Does Faith Precede Facts?

I’m currently reading Geerhadus Vos' Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments (The Banner of Truth Trust, ISBN 978-1-84871-432-8), and I came across the following passage where he examines ‘the ingredients of faith in general.’ What I found striking is how Vos essentially argued that in the case of Abraham (and applicable to us in general), facts did not precede faith. In other words, when God first called Abraham, he had legitimate reasons to ignore God since he had no prior dealings with God....

October 3, 2019 · 5 min · Benedict