Our Reasons to Believe passage from the Word of God today is John 5:24. It reads, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Alan Redpath. He, "Many people are being persuaded that they cannot be considered intelligent or well educated if they insist on the doctrine of the verbal inspiration of the Book. Let me say to you that truth has always lived with the minority; what the majority says at a given moment is usually wrong. The crowd one day cried, “Crucify him,” and the whole world united to murder the Son of God, because in their ignorance they knew Him not."
Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "Pascal's Wager" from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:
Suppose you still feel that all of these arguments we have discussed are inconclusive. There is another, different kind of argument left. It has come to be known as Pascal's Wager. We mention it here and adapt it for our purposes, not because it is a proof for the existence of God, but because it can help us in our search for God in the absence of such proof.
As originally proposed by Pascal, the Wager assumes that logical reasoning by itself cannot decide for or against the existence of God; there seem to be good reasons on both sides. Now since reason cannot decide for sure, and since the question is of such importance that we must decide somehow, then we must "Wager" if we cannot prove. And so we are asked: Where are you going to place your bet?
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