Jtube: The Book of Eli

Does faith have to make sense?

Does faith have to make sense?

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Comments (9)

(9) Anonymous, December 28, 2010 6:32 PM

Beautiful perplexing views

What I saw in the clippings suggest this is a very beautiful movie - of spiritual statements that confronts fundamental issues in the Jewish faith. I just hope I can see this in YouTube movies...

(8) Keith R. Kelley, December 28, 2010 1:47 AM

Faith comes by hearing.

I have not seen the film, only this clip but the fundamental truth is clearly depicted. he just knows, but how? He reads the Word daily. Hashem watches over His word to perform it according to Jeremiah 1:9. Faith comes by hearing the Word of G-d, and His Spirit will make it alive and real to us as we commit to it.

(7) Norm, December 15, 2010 3:13 AM

A Peek Into The Future

For Many, the film, "The Book Of Eli" is pure fiction. I am not pretending to know how we'll get there, but, to my understanding, the events depicted in it are a terrifying glimpse into the not too distant future. Get ready folks, it's coming. N.

(6) feLix delgado, December 15, 2010 2:52 AM

And let there be Action!& sense

Before any one can take that walk of faith,there needs to be an action.With out action how can any thing or any one prove any thing, more over, how can any one take even the first step to faith.In order for any one to even think or have the though of faith,they first need a reason, that is someone or some thing to give them a reason or action to think "well I can have faith in this".The Israelits walked w/ Moshe 40 years in the desert,they had a reason.We all have a reason for our Jewish faith ,we know why the 40 years in the desert,and why we are still walking.I hope this makes sense.

(5) Bea, December 14, 2010 11:20 PM

Jewish view of faith

According to Judiasm, there is no such thing as blind faith. Our faith absolutely must make sense and be proven (which is why there are, I think, hundreds of Jewish tapes and books out proving our belief, as one book calls it, "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"--which happens to be a great book that I recommend to everyone, especially people who are struggling with this question.) In fact, I once heard that the definition of "emunah" should not be read as "faith" but "faithfulness", as in knowing something and being true to what you KNOW. HUGE difference!!!

(4) Louise, December 14, 2010 3:51 PM

The substance of faith.

If we have faith, then may it not be wise to ask ourselves, "Who is it that I am placing my faith and my hope in?" Should it be myself and my abilities or those of another, then I pray that I may take my eyes off of man and place them on the Lord; for God's ways are not my ways and my understanding faulters. I see faith as a gift from God. When faith is embraced, we keep our eyes on God and not on the circumstances-or the world- around us. And, are we not drawn nearer to God through this? It is a learning process which brings a bonding: a trust in our Creator. This movie is wonderful (not perfect) and it does get one to thinking. Shalom, Louise

(3) Rolig, December 14, 2010 3:48 PM

in hindsight

It often doesn't make any sense at the time, which is why its faith and open to mockery- however, hindsight will prove if the faith was based on Truth. Truth is what makes sense. Its WHOM you have faith in. (or on lesser issues, what) Faith itself is a gift from G-d and something only mankind can experience. Only G-d can stand up to all that is required to satisfy faith- and only the One True G-d.

(2) Gerald Lush, December 14, 2010 2:59 PM

What Is Faith?

To many people, "Faith" is something that is imaginary, a thought in the mind - having no substance. But according to the Bible "Faith is a Revelation from God VIA His Word". King David said, "Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee." The WORD of God in the Heart became "a faith-revelation" which would help David to live and do things God's way - according to His Word. Faith doesn't reason - it just believes God's Word. There is no logic to faith. But God-given faith IN THE HEART is more real to us than what our sense of sight, feelings and hearing tell us. Re that older generation of Hebrews that came out of Egyptian bondage, under Moses, God said "it's a people in whom is no FAITH". They were going by "sight", what they saw God do in Egypt. But when they got to the border of the Promised Land, their "Sight" was more powerful than their faith. Rather than "Take God at His Word and go "Take" the Land, their "SIGHT" allowed FEAR to rule them. Joshua and Caleb of course had FAITH - they believed in the Heart what God had said. They didn't believe what sight was telling them. The Christian Bible does remind us that (1) Without Faith it is impossible to please God; (2) Whatsoever is no of Faith is Sin; (3) Faith is the substance and evidence of the Will of God for our lives. (4) By (FAITH in his heart) Abel KNEW what the right sacrifice was - he didn't read it in a book. It was revealed to him - NOT in his head but in his heart; Cain (in his head) put his own interpretation to it and was rejected. And (5) don't forget, It's a FAITH which worketh By the influence of DIVINE LOVE for God and His Children.

(1) Anonymous, December 13, 2010 12:52 PM

Faith MUST make sense

Faith makes sense, but only to those with faith. To others, their faith may not make sense because they themselves have no faith in whatever it is the other person may have faith in. It even makes more sense to those to those with greater faith, but not as much to those that have a lesser faith in whatever it is they may share faith in. Does this make sense?


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