From Dr. Tom Woodward:
In our finale on the genius-apologist Pascal, perhaps we didn’t know that he stressed many keys to Christianity’s truth, such as…
- Power-prophecies of Christ, like Zechariah 12:10: “They will look upon me whom they have pierced, and will mourn for him….”
- The Jews’ survival, yet without their worship system, as prophesied.
- Our “wretched” human state, which we avoid facing by endless entertainments.
- The noble gift of “thinking” by which, even if the entire universe conspired against us, and killed us, we still have this advantage: we know that we are mortal! The universe knows nothing.
Pascal’s confidence: “Thus I stretch out my arms to my Savior, who, after being foretold for four thousand years, came on earth to die and suffer for me at the time and in the circumstances foretold. By his grace I peaceably await death, in the hope of being eternally united to him, and meanwhile I live joyfully, whether in the blessings which he is please to bestow on me or in the afflictions he sends me for my own good and taught me how to endure by his example.”