Of perception: rationalism, empiricism and faith.
Everything that you have ever learned, you have perceived
through either one of these systems or through a combination
of the three. Rationalism relies solely on reason and sets up
the mine as the criterion for reality, totally apart from authority
or revelation. Empiricism claims that reality is apprehended
from experience through the sensory system. Thus reality to
you is what you smell, what you see, what your hear, what you
taste and touch or what you feel. The third system is Faith--
a non meritorious system of perception or thinking. It is the
realm of faith which becomes the basic system of perception
for spiritual phenomena.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those
who HOPE in His steadfast love.