Thinking is Either Based on Made-Up Stuff or Divine Revelation
When people go beyond what God has revealed, the only option is making stuff up.
There is a difference in the two types of faith. Secularism’s faith is based on made-up stuff. The faith of God comes by hearing and hearing comes by the rhema of God. “Rhema” is a Greek word that means “utterance.” We don’t figure out Scripture, rationalize it, and have human faith in it. We read Scripture, God speaks to us through it and imparts His supernatural belief and trust (absolute certainty) to us. This spiritual faith is the gift of God lest anyone should boast. It is substance, that is, reality, of things hoped for. Hope is a vision of reality that is given by God. It is the evidence (absolute proof) of things not seen. While Christians also have many false faiths mixed in with God-imparted faith, the upward road is allowing the Holy Spirit to continue teaching and molding us.
Sometimes, Christians become confident of their own ability to reason and they lose touch with Christ. Since reasoning without Divine revelation from Jesus Christ must be based on assumptions, nothing can be known by reasoning without Divine revelation from Jesus Christ. That’s the problem with a lot of theology–it’s rationalized rather than revealed. God speaks through the Bible, but God says, through the Bible, that He speaks through other means as well. In fact, the reason that we know that the Bible is the Word of God without error is because this fact is revealed to us by the Spirit of Christ.
Secularists have a common pattern in their thinking. They are forced make things up to interpret what they observe. Most often, they then use various fallacies to hide the fact that they are making things up. There is no way around this. Even when they deny that the Holy Spirit teaches and leads each follower of Christ moment by moment, they must deny this by making things up and by using various fallacies to hide the fact that they are making things up.