Sunday, September 14, 2008

Logic of Belief

Let’s look at some straight up logic:

Putting aside all other things but mathematical logic…

How to weigh your options:

1. Someone tells you about God and you have a choice whether or not to believe it.

If God isn’t real, and you do believe, you aren't out anything in the end.

If God isn’t real, and you don’t believe, you aren't out anything in the end.

If God is real, and you believe, you can be eternally happy.

If God is real, and you don't believe, things could be looking scary for you.

Which is the most logical option to choose?


2. Moses tells Isreal to look at the brass serpent and be healed.

If it isn’t true, and you look, you’re no worse off.

If it isn’t true, and you don’t look, you’re no worse off.

If it is true, and you look, you’ll be healed and be better off.

If it is true, and you don’t look, you might have missed you’re chance.

Which is the most logical option to choose?


3. You’re told to have faith in something (ie. Gospel/Church) despite lack of complete understanding.

If it isn’t true, and you believe, what might you have missed?

If it isn’t true, and you don’t believe, what might you have gained?

If it is true, and you believe, you gain the blessings of your faith.

If it is true, and you don’t believe, what might you have missed?

Which is the most logical option to choose?

Are the first two examples straight forward? This last one seems less logical because it is more complex with too many questions or unknowns. It is not just white or black, yes or no. There is a choice of thousands of gospels/ churches today. No small wonder the world is in complete confusion about God and where real truth lies.

What is needed to make this last choice more logical?

How do we remove the grey and make it white or black?
(Should we or can we?)
Remember there is an asumed lack of understanding.

Is there something I may be over looking?

Thank goodness for revelation.

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