“what is the substance of that trust? What is the substance of that faith? How can it be defined? What does it even mean to have faith in God, or trust God, if there’s no way to measure it?” (OSS)
I don’t think its observably measureable – that dont mean it aint measurable by the individual. It also depends on what ‘faith’ is and what we are measuring.
(a) Following the teachings and living by them is faith/trust in God
(b) Having some connection with this Being is also part of ‘faith/trust’ (an experience of some sort)
Now (a) is very measurable – we can even define that for ourselves and cross examine how much we are keeping those ideals. For example, loving your enemy is very identifiable – we determine if we are or are not doing this by our ‘actions’.
Now (b) is the part I think is not measurable. Spirit to Spirit dialogues tend not to be – some people think that is ‘crazy talk’ or ‘fictitious’. But I think there is a connection that can happen in that realm we cannot measure but can experience.
So faith/trust in God is measureable in some regards – not measureable in other ways.
Comment taken from OSS’ post ‘How far do you trust God?‘