Selected favorite quotes from Groothuis' Christian Apologetics:
p. 158: "Pascal does not mention hell overtly in his famous argument."
p. 161: "First, prudential matters do not determine beliefs; they merely prime the pump for investigation and consideration. One must consider the credibility of any religious claim in addition to its prudential promises."
Question: "Yet this does not mean that we could not choose to cease believing in Christianity," (p. 163)--how does that relate to 'perseverance of the saints'? This use of the world belief implies not mere intellectual assent (the sort "even the demons" give), but actual faith.