A Risky Gamble

Blaise Pascal once presented the choices facing a person regarding faith in God in the form of a wager. 

Does God exist? 

If you answer yes and serve him throughout your life you will die not knowing if you are right.  After you die, if you are right you will be received into heaven for all eternity and rejoice forever in the knowledge that you were right to believe. 

If you die and God does not exist, you will never know that you were wrong for you will simply cease to exist and have no knowledge of being wrong.

If you decide to believe that God does not exist and you live your life accordingly, you will die not knowing if you are right.  If you are right, you will cease to exist and will never have the satisfaction of knowing that you are right. 

If you are wrong, you will face God, who will judge you for your sins and your unbelief, and you will spend eternity in hell knowing just how wrong you were to not believe in God. 

So, the believer cannot really lose, and the unbeliever cannot really win.

Many people know the famous verse John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (NKJ)

Not as many know John 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (NKJ)

Does God exist?

Wanna bet?

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2 Responses to “A Risky Gamble”

  1. Ezekiel Says:

    There is NO guessing.. I have personally heard the voice of God on several occasions and seen him through the many miracles throughout my life. Personally delivered from sexual immorality 13 years ago, and about a million other sins.

    God is real. That’s real!

    🙂

    • Pastor Curt Says:

      Our personal experiences are enough for us to know the reality of God because we have sensed and accepted His presense in our hearts and lives. It is sad that so many close the eyes of their hearts to the love of God.

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