No one has presented an idea, let alone demonstrated it to be feasible, to explain how the impersonal beginning, plus time, plus chance, can give personality.
No one in all the history of humanistic, rationalistic thought has found a solution. As a result, either the thinker must say man is dead, because personality is a mirage; or else he must hang his reason on a hook outside the door and cross the threshold into a place of never being sure of the God Who Is There.
When Jesus Christ becomes more to you than a great historical figure….when you place your faith in God-Jesus Christ as ‘your’ personal savior….you become ‘new’…Jesus explained it as ‘becoming born again’. This new life brings a spiritual awareness that creates an internal revelation and you ‘know’… you have absolute assurance and conviction… that you are His and He is yours.
The Apostle Paul wrote a letter and explains it like this:
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV ‘if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.’
In his record of the life of Jesus, as he (John) knew it, saw it, heard it…John wrote:
John 3:3 ESV…Jesus said ‘ no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’
Faith in Jesus Christ creates a new life ‘inside’ us wherein we ‘know’…we ‘see’…
In that same letter, a few paragraphs down… John says Jesus explained that having faith in him (Jesus) as believing that God sent him (Jesus) into the world to be the ‘Savior’…brings ‘light’ and truth to what was once darkness and not being able to ‘see’ light.
Light is revelation and experience…through becoming a new creation…through faith in Jesus Christ…to ‘know’ the God Who Is There..is what we are made for…it is about design, purpose, intention.
We are hard-wired to ‘know’ the God Who Is There.
Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – The God Who Is There