Originally Posted by Richard_Todd
But you have to admit, all we are going on is our perspective, and our ability to comprehend what they are saying, right?
Absolutely! I do admit that for sure.
But the problem is, whenever something lies outside of your personal experience, you have to
rely on faith. There is no other way. At that point, you are relying on the vision of someone else to take you to a place where you've never been before.
For example, when you read a book which talks about new things that you never experienced personally, you take it on faith. You either believe that you'll get the advertised results and follow its teaching/instructions, or you dismiss it.
The prophets claim they've seen what happens after death. Their entire lives are devoted to helping people understand that there is life after physical death and what they need to do to prepare for that life which apparently is quite different than life on Earth. They've mostly been ignored and ridiculed for their efforts. And I can hardly blame those people... Especially thousands of years ago. Since their claim is so bold, I can imagine you have to take some of it on faith... unless you've seen personally what happens after death.
Part of the complication is that, some people use this faith requirement to lead/control people to do things on their own agenda. Faith is necessary but you gotta be careful. You need to be able to sniff out who is trying to help you, and who is trying to use you.