Hard Questions About the Bible

Christianity is a Crutch

Some people don’t believe in the Bible because they think ‘Christianity is just a crutch’.  The inference is that Christians are weak people who lean on their outdated religion.

Well, my answer is – Christianity is SUPPOSED to be a crutch.  First of all, if we all were completely honest with ourselves, we would admit that we are all weak, at least to a certain extent.  The Bible has many verses that talk about how we should depend on God’s strength, not our own.

Proverbs 3:5-51
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

1 Corinthians 1:25
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

Isaiah 40:28-31
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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Comments on: "Christianity is a Crutch" (1)

  1. Yes… sometimes it takes a long, long time to “grow up” and realize how broken we are! Just the other day, a Bible teacher was saying the same thing– how grateful we are that we can lean on Jesus in our brokenness and trust Him to help us as He puts us back together!

    Pride and self-sufficiency is another kind of “broken”, too….

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