Logic or Imagination

Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

The Apostle John begins his gospel by saying, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made, without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all people… The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1-5, 14).

The “Word” John speaks of here is Jesus Christ. The Greek word for that word “Word”, is Logos. It’s the same word from which we get the word logic. John is telling us that Jesus is God! Jesus created this universe and sustains its existence. Therefore, Jesus is all that makes logical sense about this world and our life in it. When it comes to making sense out of this life, you have a choice, logic or imagination.

To deny that God exists, or to live your life without acknowledging His existence or His authority over your life, is to commit Spiritual suicide. When your life ends on this earth, it’s not that God then sends you to hell; you had already chosen hell over heaven. In fact, if God were to put you in heaven—in spite of your choice—He would cease to be loving or just. Why? Because you, acting on the free will God gave you, chose to build your entire life around yourself and others like you. You put yourself in charge and voted God off the island. Think about it. You would be absolutely miserable in heaven. It’s full of all those weak minded simpletons who had to constantly lean on their “God-crutch” because they couldn’t make it on their own.

Some time ago, billionaire media mogul Ted Turner made a well-publicized comment about Christianity, calling it a “religion for losers.” Though meant to be offensive to Christians, his statement actually contains a profound truth. True Christians are those who know they need help, big-time. What I appreciate about Ted Turner (and I’m serious), is that he’s at least being intellectually and emotionally honest concerning his opinion of Christianity, and what he imagines to be true about this life and the next.