Here is what one Bible teacher says about “having faith”:
“In the general sense of the word, to have faith is to believe in something or someone, to fully trust, to be so confident that you base your actions on what you believe. To have faith is to be fully convinced of the truthfulness and reliability of that in which you believe.”
For this person is could be more than mere wishful thinking. Or, it could be misplaced wishful thinking.
Could a Jewish person, perhaps steeped in Old Testament wisdom, “have such faith”?
How about a Muslim person, steeped in the Quran? Could he or she have faith as described above?
A Hindu person or a Buddhist person might have such faith.
Thomas Edison seems to have had faith that he could “invent” or “discover” the way to harness electricity in a light emitting device, what we came to know as the incandescent light bulb. After a thousand or more attempts that failed, he succeeded. Was it because of having faith? Something else?
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