Thursday, 21 February 2008

Blind Leading the Blind

An article by Justin Healey in 'Student Direct', the student newspaper of the University of Manchester this week has some interesting comments! A lot of what the article says is relativistic and postmodern, but for (parts of) some things I can't help but say 'Amen'!

"One main problem is that religion is confused with faith, institutions with believers... While organised religion certainly has a lot to answer for, spiritualism and faith are very different topics and too often the two are merged into one.

Blind faith is a bad thing thing; people shouldn't have faith just because their parents do, and every belief should be examined rather than just held for the sake of it."

Praise God that we aren't just part of a religion, but we live in relationship with our Father. We don't just have blindly held beliefs that can be shattered like glass and blown away like dry leaves, but we put our trust in something that stands up to argument and scrutiny, because it is true! We know the living God because as blind we were led, not by the blind, but by the one who is able to open blind eyes to see the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus.

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