Watson dominates! That was the news coming out of Jeopardy’s match of Watson, IBM’s super computer, and two of Jeopardy’s all-time champion contestants. It was man verses machine and the machine won. I suppose that we all figured the day would come, but I’m disappointed that it has arrived. At least it will be awhile before a computer competes on Wipeout. But there is one area where humanity outshines computers – longevity. Today’s computer will be found in tomorrow’s trash. Oh yeah – here’s another: you and I are created in the image of God. No computer can claim that! Because of this, long after every computer and machine has perished, we will continue to exist somewhere: eternal life or the second death. This is Just-a-minute with Ed Boggess
The toughest question I was ever asked, was by an elder in the church before I became a Christian. He asked me, “Have you thought about your soul?”: http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2008/10/05/have-you-thought-about-your-soul/
I was 15 years old at the time, and I had never been asked that question. For some time, my grandmother had been urging me to obey the gospel. After pondering this question in light of Scripture, I came to the conclusion that my soul was indeed in great jeopardy of being eternally lost.
I quickly decided that my soul was far more important than anything else I could imagine. There was no rational reason whatsoever to delay my obeying the Lord in baptism any longer, and thus I was baptized on January 1, 1960.
I’ve never regretted the decision.