God is not the object of our faith. God is the subject of our faith.

As my initial thought, I would suggest, in contradiction to Baker-Fletcher and Tillich (with whom she is conversing here), that God is both object and subject of our faith. God is the subject of our faith because, as Baker-Fletcher rightly notes, theology is necessarily about God and his creation. But faith is more than theology; it is also action. The act of faith has God as its proper object.

The content of faith and the act of faith are distinct, but they are never divided. Faith is always content and action.

  • Possibly refuting my own notions, since God is personal, can he properly be an object? If so, how?
  • If trust is person-to-person, and therefore subject-to-subject, does our faith have an object? If so, what is it?
  • If faith is indeed a relation to God as person, how should worship and fellowship change in your church?