Tuesday, July 7, 2015 6:09 AM

Everyone Believes Religiously in Something

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 6:09 AM
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 6:09 AM

Unbelievers and their children go about their lives in the “world” unconcerned about sin. They give no heed to God, for they say there is no God. Christian children do have knowledge of God, and they go about in great confusion when they reject God. As G. K. Chesterton observed, “People do not stop believing in God to believe in nothing; people stop believing in God and believe anything.” People mistakenly think a belief system must be religiously based, and most are . . . but many are not. Your belief system is what you base your life upon—religious or a-religious. You may not be committed to God, but you hold something dear. That which you hold dear drives your decisions and embodies your instructions for your children. People will choose to place something first—their politics, their social concerns, their philosophical leanings, their scientific preferences—but no one is neutral. Everyone has a belief system.

 

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