I am a free thinker. I am a Christian.
Both. One can, surprisingly, be both.
I’ve been told recently that blind faith “must be nice.” It’s not! My faith isn’t blind. It’s tested and tried, each and every day. If you have a God that requires your faith to be blind, I’d say that’s a little risky…Russian roulette with an eternal soul.
Know that Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics, and many other self-diluted “free-thinkers” would have us believe that the two concepts of Christianity and Free Thinking are mutually exclusive.
In fact, the American Humanist Association suggests that a parent’s mission is to “expose [our children] to a wide range of ideas and experiences, after which they will just have to figure it out for themselves. Using that approach [parents] are much more likely to influence [them] to be a freethinker.” (www.kidswithoutgod.com / below)
Indulge me for a second. I need to see if I understand this correctly.
We teach our children to eat (but without eating paint chips), to play (but not in the street), to poop in the potty, get dressed, swim (without drowning), read, write, and a myriad of other daily tasks. But we shouldn’t teach them about our eternal souls.
In other words, I’m going to help my kids with most of the tasks involved with being a physical human being on planet Earth…tasks we use for a span of, say, 100 years. But I won’t teach my kids about spiritual tasks – praying, scripture, helping the poor, abiding near to God, doing good deeds – that will benefit them in the span of, say, forever?!
Free thinking is not an end within itself. If free thinking is your destination, you’re forever spinning in circles. Always practicing, but never playing in the game.
Believe me, my friends, free thinking doesn’t end when you acknowledge Christ as your Savior (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38). It’s just the beginning!
Without him, you may think you’re free. But you’re nothing more than a slave of the great deceiver.
“Choose you this day whom you will serve.” (Joshua 24:15)
It’s your choice. Think about it freely!