The Emotions of Faith
Faith is our contractual relationship with God. It is propositional since it is based upon our acceptance of absolute truths. The character of faith is dependent upon the integrity of the knowledge and information that is heard and believed. That is the reason some can “err from the faith,” “depart from the faith,” “cast off their faith,” and even “deny the faith.” While the propositions for faith are wonderful and glorious they are not dependent upon human emotions. While the Divine promises may solicit joy and excitement from us, the integrity of these promises do not rest upon our emotions. For when the thrill of the moment has departed, there is a faith that remains and works. The emotions of faith is not psychological but conceptual. It is not what we feel but what we know, believe, and choose to obey.