For we walk by faith, not by sight. Corinthians 5:7
Christians are often accused of having blind faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, denying science and reason. It is true that we believe that salvation and forgiveness of sins is through faith alone in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone. It is what the bible teaches; For by grace you have been saved through faith... (Ephesians 2:8)
But our faith is not blind and is consistent with science and reason. Is it scientific and reasonable to believe in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? There are at least 456 Old Testament prophetic references that pertain to a future person that ALL were fulfilled in the life of Jesus. Most of these Old Testament prophecies are very specific, including the place of His birth and the details of His death by crucifixion and were verifiably written between 450 to 750 years prior to His birth.
Science and mathematics professor Peter Stoner estimated a reasonable probability that one man might have fulfilled just 8 of these 456 prophesies at one chance in 10 to the 17th power (100,000,000,000,000,000). If we took this many silver dollars and covered the state of Texas two feet deep, and marked one of the coins in the pile. What chance would a blindfolded man have of picking the right coin on his first attempt? Just the same chance the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man. (Peter W. Stoner, Science Speaks, Moody Press, p. 107). And these odds don't account for the other 448 prophecies also fulfilled in the person of Jesus!
Yes-- Christians walk by faith and not by sight. But then so do those who don't have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Maranatha!