Even Jesus used the tools of man, by utilizing the scholary writings written by posibly religious scribes of Isiah, in order to preach to the congregation
You view the Scriptures as tools of men? I thought they were inspired by the Spirit? For me, the things Jesus preached were not so much things that derived from the minds of men, but from the heart of God BECAUSE of the destructive nature that manifests through the minipulations of the minds of men. The Scriptures were not mens tools, they were/are God's voice. The process here is man "proving" something God is providing. That's not faith at all. If we have a relationship with God, we have a direct path spiritually into the very things flesh is trying to prove naturally.
No I see the scriptures as God inspired, but yet the tool of man, which is the ability of man to write. Men of faith utilize the tools that worldy men have created with their hands. There is a scripture which says, let the thief work with his hands, that he may repay.
The scriptures are Gods words, but yet he uses mans pen, to write the words.
Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.
Take this computer for example, and the Internet, even though here we speak of faith, it is thanks to the work of unbeliving man that these tools exist.
I'm not saying that science can replace faith, science is way behind what faith can accomplish. eg while science gets to grip with trying to increase human life span by another month and to make life here more comfortable, faith filled beleivers already know in our hearts that our eternal life awaits us in eternal peace. But that does not stop a faith filled scientists to take what the evolutist or unbeleiving scientist has discovered and use that information to help improve our lives here on earth. Jesus said to occupy till he comes, we are to heal the sick and be of service to mankind, to make this world a better place. Our faith is good, but it can be used to turn that faith to help others who have no faith.