The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The odds of God?

They're good, claims theoretical physicist Stephen D. Unwin. More than good: He's calculated a number that proves, he says, the probability of God. But to find that out, those who are curious will have to read Unwin's book The Probability of God: A Simple Calculation that Proves the Ultimate Truth (Crown Forum, 2003).

Hints as to why this matters to him are available, however, on his Web site, www.StephenUnwin.com. Most intriguing, perhaps, is Unwin's belief that uncertainty is necessary for faith: "[It] is the thing that opens the gap for what we call faith."


Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

Posted at 3:54 pm (U.S. Eastern) 5/8/2009

if you are uncertain of God's supernatural power to create and otherwise affect things in His universe, how can you believe in Jesus' virgin birth, many miracles, and His resurrection from the grave?? 

After all, Jesus' resurrection is the crux of our Christian faith!  Without it, our faith is worthless and we as Christians are to be most-pitied among men, as Paul said. 

I am certain.

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