If you told me I had to live the next 30 years of my life in a room with a robot, that operates totally by chance, I wouldn’t be so thrilled.  It might take care of my needs.  It might not.  It has no interest in me whatsoever because it’s a robot.

A robot or chance machine doesn’t, on its own, sound so good[1].

BUT . . .

What if you told me that, rather than live with a robot, I could live a person instead–but the person would be a horrible criminal?

Robot or criminal?  Hmm . . . not a hard choice.

This is one reason why people sometimes believe in evolution and a chance universe.  When they think of the word “god”, they think of the characteristics horrible criminals have: cruelty, misanthropy, injustice, etc.  So they would prefer to believe in impersonal chance!

But for a person who believes in my God, the robot vs. person story changes.

Now suppose I could choose to be with that robot for 30 years or I could be with a Person who loves me, cares for me, treats me mercifully, and is unendingly kind to me.  Now would I rather be locked in the room with the robot or the Person?

The Person I described is Jesus Christ.  And so it isn’t any wonder at all that I would rather believe in a creator God than evolving circumstances.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13, NIV)

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. (1 John 3:16a)


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