No one has ever thought of a way of deriving personality from nonpersonal sources. Therefore, biblical Christianity has an adequate and reasonable explanation for the source and meaning of human personality. Its source is sufficient — the personal God on the high order of Trinity. Without such a source, men are left with personality coming from the impersonal (plus time, plus chance). The two alternatives are very clear-cut. Either there is a personal beginning to everything, or one has what the impersonal throws up by chance out of the time sequence.
If time and chance is really the only answer to man’s personality, then personality is no more than an illusion, a kind of sick joke which no amount of semantic juggling will alter. Only some form of mystical jump will allow us to accept that personality comes from impersonality.
Faith in the God Who Is There…is not a mystical jump or leap of faith. The Apostle Paul describes Christian faith for us in the book of Hebrews chapter 11…
- Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 3. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – The God Who Is There