Is faith a feeling? Or what is it? Is faith a knowledge? If faith is a knowledge then how do you know that you know? Many pastors say this "I know that I know that I know that I know" stuff, but how do they know? How do you know that you know something? And what do they even mean when they say they know it? Do they mean something like: I know you'll win the game. Or is faith a decision? Can you have faith and doubt at the same time? Can you have doubts and still continue your walk with God? I think you can. And this means faith and doubt can exist simultaneously. But unless you have seen God you cannot really know in the same sense you know that you exist. I think when christians say they know something they rather want to express that they are totally convinced of something. I always find it confusing when christians say they know because then I ask myself "what do they mean?". Is a christian who can say "I know" with full determination better than a christian who is not that solid in his faith and can only say "I believe"? But I bet you will also find muslims which are 100% convinced that Allah is real which say "I know that Allah is real" but this doesn't mean it's true. The lesbian pastor on Larry King also was totally convinced and claimed to know that God had made her this way. This shows that when people say they know something they are talking about a strong feeling and this strong feeling does not indicate truth. You can also be 100% convinced of something which is not true. So I guess in the end when somebody says he knows something he simply means he's totally convinced of it. But if this strong conviction is linked to feelings then does this mean that this knowledge is fluctuating? Is it possible that a christian who is able to say "I know that God exists" in one situation might in a different situation not be able to say the same thing with the same determination because these feelings of conviction are not present?