The Weighted Coin

Have you ever done the math experiment where you toss a coin in the air 100 or 200 times and see how many times it lands on each side?  No matter how many times you do the experiment, it will work out to about 50% each time.  Now it might be 48% or even 55%, but it’s always very close to 50%.

There are mathematical absolutes throughout our amazing world.  One of those absolutes is that if all other factors are equal in regards to two choices, then the statistical probability that one will be chosen is about 50%.  But what if you have a weighted coin? 

In other words, if all things aren’t equal, then one choice is going to be chosen more than the other.  For example, let’s say you have two basketball teams with identical talent, but a player on one of the teams is being paid to “throw” the game.  It is highly likely that this team is going to lose.  Now the other players may be able to make up for this difference sometimes, but for the most part they are going to lose more games when one of the players is working for the opponent. 

Have you wondered why abortion, homosexuality, lying, cheating, adultery, drunkenness, laziness, disrespect, and other sinful behaviors are becoming increasingly predominant in our society?

If all other things were equal, don’t you think we would see an even distribution of good and evil in the world? 

Are you willing to consider the possibility that there is a weighted coin? 

“… after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”  James 1:15

When you look at it that way, you have to admit that there is a supernatural force influencing people in our world today.  Humans are becoming increasingly lustful, sinful, worldly, etc.  Satan is definitely doing his best to “throw the game.”

Humans are sinful by nature and thus we are already destined to “lose,” but there is a weighted coin.  Jesus Christ.  With faith in God’s only son, the coin toss has already been won. 



“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9


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