Last year a Michigan man found $43,000 in cash inside a secondhand couch he had recently purchased. The man chose to track down the family that had donated the couch and return the cash to them. Why? Well, because he says it is what Jesus would have done.
The French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623–62) suggested a “wager” we can adapt as follows:
Either God exists, or he does not. If we wager that he exists and thus trust him for our salvation, and we are right, we gain eternity in heaven when we die. If we are wrong, we simply die along with everyone else.