Archive for September 24th, 2018

Religion is a disease, I have the cure



Running The Race

A couple days ago an atheist I have been talking to said he believes religion is a disease and he, I believe he thinks fortunately, has a natural immunity to it.

There is an obvious disdain for religion in those words but, theologically speaking, I don’t think he is entirely wrong.

What I mean by that is that people can indeed be “inoculated” by God for some divine reason we may never understand and become for all intents and purposes “imune from the disease.” Look at how people came to faith back in Peter’s day.

A multitude of people had gathered. Peter had preached a powerful sermon and, when they heard his words, they were “cut to the heart” and asked how they should respond.

Peter answered them with “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and…

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VerseD: Galatians 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1, ESV

How easily we act like ancient Israel, turning back to our old life and familiar temptations instead of fully pursuing our Lord.

Sin is slavery. Christ is liberty.