Hey All out there, I've read your comments and some come close to making sense but many in MY opinion are way off the mark.
See if you can understand me be this text called Pascals Wager:
God might or might not exist. It is a gamble whether you believe in Him or not.
As with any gamble, we should consider the odds.
Pascal described the payoff of this gamble as follows:
Should I believe in God or not?
What do I have to lose by believing in Him; and what do I have to lose by not believing in Him.
If God does not exist, then you neither gain nor lose anything from belief or disbelief. GET IT?
In either case, you just die and that's the end. SIMPLE
However, if you choose to believe in God, and you are right, then the reward is infinite: ETERNAL BLISS IN HEAVEN.
On the other hand, if you choose not to believe in God (as some of you above do), and you're wrong, your pay off is negative infinity: ETERNAL SUFFERING IN HELL.
Table of Payoffs = Believe in God or Don't believe in God
God doesn't exist = 0 =0
God exists +∞ (heaven) −∞ (hell)
Since the chance of God existing is unknown, but the payoff/punishment scheme is infinitely in favour of believing in God, just on the small chance that he might exist, you'd better believe.
ITS THE ONLY WAGER THAT MAKES SENSE.
This argument, as can be seen, is based in the same logic of a lottery wager.
(and I don't do the lottery)
The differences in this case is that in the lottery, if you lose the reward, you also lose the money you payed for the card, while Pascal states that, by believing in God, you lose nothing.
Well after reading that I am sure you can guess which way I am going to go.
May you (the reader) be blessed,
I really like what you wrote
I was told that it is not just believing in God, that you have to believe that you are a sinner, that Jesus paid for your sins on the cross, died and three days later God raised him from the dead
@beautiful_girl you are 100% correct. You can believe that God is there, but that won't do anything if you don't believe that Jesus died for our sins ON THAT CROSS so we wouldn't have to suffer like he did. Think about it; nails in your hands/feet, being fed vinegar on a sponge, and to top it off; a crown made of thorns. Now if that sounds like a trip to Fiji to you, then I hope you know Satin has your personal pit in Hell warmed up for ya.