Here is something I read on Facebook.
Leaving the abortion industry
A few years ago, I received a call from an abortion clinic worker who wanted to leave her job. I spoke with her for a while. She talked about “evil” in the clinic. We talked about The Lord. She had grown up in church and wanted to reconnect with her faith. I went through the next steps, told her what we would need from her and what she could expect from us. Read the rest of this entry
“It’s not what you know but who you know.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? Usually it is said by someone who believes some other person has received a promotion or some other honor because someone has shown favoritism to him, not because he earned it. Often this is the case. People are often promoted over those who are better qualified because they know the boss and the other person doesn’t. This is certainly unfair.
But there is one case where who you know is more important than what you know Read the rest of this entry
Pascal’s Wager is an argument for believing in God even if you see no convincing evidence that he exists. It was proposed by the 17th century mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal.
It is based on the premise that by the way we live we are betting on whether or not God exists. If we bet that God exists and we are right we gain eternal life. If we are wrong we simply cease to exist when we die and don’t suffer any penalty. If we bet that there is no God and are wrong we suffer eternal pain. If we are right we cease to exist at death and gain nothing.
Pascal’s conclusion is three fourths correct. If there is no God it doesn’t matter whether or not we believe in him. If we live as if there is no God and in fact there is one we will suffer eternally. But if there is a God, simply living as if he exists is no guarantee that we will receive eternal life. Read the rest of this entry