First of all: A Proper understanding is needed!
"NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]."
If Atheists are going to get their facts right they must stop defining Faith like this:
"Faith means believing something without proper evidence to support it."
This is the silliest definition of Faith I've ever heard and is based in the mind of the non-factual person who defines things based on their own beliefs instead of the source of our beliefs!If I define YOUR faith according to what I see you doing with it (or Not doing with it) then my definition will be limited to that predetermined box, but if I define Faith according to what the creator SAYS it is then my outcome is completely different, this is the disconnect between Atheists and the truth!
True Christian FAITH is just like a seed that contains all there is to grow up to solid belief just as a tree grows from a seed.
Would that same Atheist say that an Apple seed doesn't have what it takes to grow apples?
Or would he have knowledge to believe that nature has put within the seed all it takes to become an apple tree?