Question 11. Are faith and reason contradictory?


No. Faith uses reason and always seeks to understand. Not only are we commanded to love God with all our mind as with all our heart and soul, but we are also counselled to be ready at any time to give an answer to anyone who wants a reason for the hope that we have in us.

Jn 10:38 Even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.

Mt 22:37 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”

1 Pet 3:15 Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you.