I'm just saying that if Jesus thought that those who didn't see were blessed, then why did be bother to show anyone at all? He could have just said he was the Son of God and leave them to it. Those who believed him would be truly blessed, as he said.
Exactly, why give any proof at all if 'faith' is the conduit of salvation?
Sorry Faith, thought supernatural would be insulting to people of faith.
You can't have faith unless you have evidence.
I would contend that this is exactly wrong. Evidence removes the need for faith. If your god came down from it's cloud and said " look here you, I'm real" I would sure as hell believe it. Thats evidence, not faith.
and it gives a foundation for believing the gospel of salvation.
I thought the meaage of the gospel (thanks Iano) was the salvation from the acceptance of ones sin and the acknowledgement of the role of Jesus in our salvation. Rather than an agreement that Jesus was divine by the evidence of miracles. Thats my point. Why miracles?
What would there be to have faith IN in that case?
The words of Jesus?
To demonstrate that He is indeed God and that one should put trust in Him.
Not required: if you have faith.
Most of us creationists and Biblical Christians have argued all along that we DO have evidence, that the Bible is evidence.