Cultural faith emphasizes feeling over fact. What matters is that I have faith - the source of my faith is neither here nor there. But the weight of biblical faith rests in the fact of Jesus' death and resurrection. It is not merely enough to trust in something - what matters most is the object of our faith.
Why? Because there are two storylines running throughout human history that simply cannot be woven together apart from the work of Jesus.
- You are a sinner.
- You are loved by God.
Apart from faith in the Christ of the cross, you'll never find the courage to own up to your sin and sinfulness and you'll never discover the depths of humility that embrace God's love from a position of grace rather than entitlement.