Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Weak-minded Christians

I have lost count of how many times I have heard that Christianity is a crutch for weak-minded people, who can’t make it in life without faith. Well, that may be, but we aren’t the only ones who need to lean on something. Do you know how many people use alcohol and drugs as a “crutch” to get them through life, or how many can’t walk into a room without clutching onto a cigarette? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration there are 22.6 million Americans who are addicted to drug abuse and alcohol. Those sort of crutches tend to snap and leave the patient in a worse state. Faith in God isn’t like that. He will never let you down, in this short life, or in the life to come. You can lean on Him. I don’t have to be concerned with the troubles of the future, because the future with its trouble is in His hands. He’s already there, and so nothing takes Him by surprise. A “crutch” is a poor metaphor for the Savior. It is more biblical to say that faith in Jesus is a like a “parachute,” and death is a fearful jump into eternity. You may be of the opinion that a parachute is a crutch, used by weak-minded people who can’t handle the jump by themselves. If that’s the case, then I’m weak-minded. I need a Savior.