Happy Warm & Fuzzy Wednesday to you, Conor! (((Hugs)))
Have you ever heard skeptics say that the Christian faith is nothing more than a crutchthat the only reason people claim to trust Jesus is that they are weaklings who have to make up religion to get by?
Apparently those skeptics havent heard about the doctor in one Far Eastern country who spent 2 ½ years in jail being reeducated because he professed faith in Christ. Then, after his release, he was arrested againthis time for his efforts at his church.
And perhaps those skeptics havent heard about Paul. After trusting Christ, he was arrested, flogged, mocked, and shipwrecked (2 Cor. 11:16-29).
These believers were not looking for a crutch. No, they had something deep and essential in their hearts. They had a personal relationship with Goda relationship born of faith in the work of Jesus on the cross. As a result, they became children of the Kingeager to sacrifice everything for the privilege of proclaiming Him. They were not limping along looking for something to hold them up.
A crutch? Hardly. Faith in Christ is not about safety and caution. Its about believing Jesus and trusting Him no matter what. Its about taking up a daily cross (Luke 9:23) and living for the Savior.
Read: 2 Corinthians 4:8-15