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, April 17, 2009

The security blanket

"The world is a big scary place, and when people come to this realization (existential dread if you've heard of Sartre et al), religion is there to act as a security blanket with all of it's false promises and ‘guarantees.’ Personally, I look within when I need to make important decisions, and to family and friends when I need support. You look to a 2000 year old work of semi-fiction. Horses for courses I suppose." Culbert

Religion is a security blanket. All it does is provide a physiological sanctuary. Nothing else. It has caused atrocities throughout history, and still does today. Religious people murdered God’s prophets throughout the Old Testament. They stoned Stephen to death for his preaching of the truth (see Acts 7:51-60). They erroneously believe that a man can earn his own salvation through his own religious works. Religion only delivers a security blanket when a parachute is needed. When the “jump” comes, they will see their terrible error.

However, when someone becomes a Christian (through the new birth of John 3), they are set free from the bondage of religion. This is because God Himself provides a parachute in the Savior (see Ephesians 2:8-9).

The support of friends and family is wonderful. We all need that. But look at how the 3,000 old Word of God describes those of us who leave God out of the equation: "The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them. He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity" (Psalm 10:4-6). You have an enemy that came to kill, steal and destroy (see John 10:10). You may make it through this life without the mercy of God, but is for the next that you need a Savior.