Many people consider life insurance to be a worthwhile and even a necessary investment, especially as they age and become more aware of the ephemeral nature of life. For the Christian considering life insurance, an extra factor is bought into the equation: the faith that permeates every aspect of their behaviour and being. Christians believe that God provides for those who trust in Him, and it logically follows that He will provide for those a good Christian leaves behind when he or she departs this earth. Is purchasing any kind of insurance a sign of bad faith? Does it signify a lack of trust in God, and an unwillingness to let Him into the most precious reaches of your life?
Most Christians wouldn’t take such a harsh stand against insurance, and for good reason. We know that everyone is going to die, and there is nothing wrong with preparing for this eventuality, just as we prepare for every other eventuality in life. Death is part of God’s plan, but God often chooses to work His will through humans and their institutions. Insurance is a human invention and a human institution, but this doesn’t mean that God won’t deign to use it for His own ends. If you don’t think placing your money in a bank is a sign of bad faith with God, and if you don’t think investing money is a sign of bad faith with God, there’s no reason to think that purchasing insurance is a sign of bad faith with God. God helps those who help themselves, and purchasing insurance is an excellent way to help yourself and your loved ones through a difficult time that lies ahead.
Life insurance is a means of providing for your loved ones after you’re gone. It should be looked at in a similar light as setting aside money for the education of a child. There’s no way that God would object to your taking the appropriate steps to provide for your family.
People who are familiar with the history of Christianity know that this religion has always faced challenges. The good thing is that Christians have always found ways to cope with these challenges. This is why Christianity has continued to thrive against the odds.
The 21st century Christian cannot claim that there are no challenges to his or her faith. First, there is the decline in the number of people who are willing to serve as members of the clergy. Another problem is the rise of anti-Christian sentiments in certain quarters. Another serious problem is the sad fact that some Christian Churches are giving a bad name to Christianity.
The decline in the number of candidates who want to work for the church is a problem in the sense that the church is a very important part of Christianity. Without the priests and other church officials to guide the congregation, the religion is likely to suffer. Fortunately, people in Africa and Latin America have taken up the challenge. These places produce so many priests that they can now export some of these clergy men to Europe and America.
The rise of anti-Christian sentiments in some parts of the world is a huge problem. It is a fact that in some countries of the world, people cannot practise the Christian faith freely. This is really bad because freedom of religion is a fundamental human right.
Again, some churches preach strange doctrines and their members do not obey Biblical injunctions. This has led to a division among Christians of different denominations. It has also affected the image of people who claim to be followers of Christ.
These are serious problems but they are not insurmountable. The priesthood should not be allowed to die. More people should volunteer to serve the Almighty and work for the church. Christians should close ranks and protect each other. Finally, enemies of Christianity should be resisted using effective legal and spiritual strategies.