I’ve heard this said plenty of times from atheists or agnostics that, “The reason why you are a Christian is because you need a crutch to get through life. I don’t.”
It’s usually said in a way to show that ‘having a crutch in life’ is wrong, that there is something wrong with you for needing a crutch, or that you’re a loser (if we are going to be honest about it) for needing one.
My answer to this is: “YES! Right on! Jesus is actually more than a crutch! He is EVERYTHING I need!!”
To be honest, I actually find it arrogant when someone insists they don’t ‘need a crutch’ and the only person they need to believe in is ‘themselves’. I know that people say this and aren’t being deliberately arrogant, but if they think about it for a second it certainly sounds arrogant. At heart, it is saying, “I don’t need nobody and certainly no god! However, look at you, you must be a loser because you do!”
The statement is 100 percent true. I DO need a crutch to get through life. It’s not my fault that I’m just being realistic about life. Good luck to you in finding abundant joy throughout your life without God, but I believe you won’t find it and history proves me right.
Heck, I need more than a crutch, I need living water, everlasting life and joy in never ending abundance. And all this I’ve found in Jesus. Nothing to be embarrassed about.
About Ryan Peter
Ryan Peter is a writer, journalist and ghostwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa. He writes fantasy, sci-fi, inspirational fiction, and on faith. Ryan is also part of the New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI) translocal team.