We Narrow-minded Christians
By Joel B. & Cora B.
It is often considered to be an insult when someone looks at you and calls you “narrow-minded.” However, it is our position that narrow-mindedness is not only a good thing, but a necessary attribute.
There are a lot of debates between Christians and people with other worldviews and it becomes tiresome. People throw out their “fact” for your “fact”. Eventually the individual we are debating becomes so frustrated that they call us “narrow-minded”. We say, “Right on”. You see, a Bible believing Christian must be narrow-minded to achieve the ultimate prize, which is salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
At this point, you are probably already agreeing with us that Christians are narrow-minded, but may be looking at this as a negative quality. However, we would argue that having too much of an open mind is what leads to problems. In Genesis 3 we have the first sin by mankind. How did this happen? Well, the serpent convinced Eve to be open-minded about eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and she convinced Adam to do the same. Because of their open-mindedness sin and death entered the world.
When sin entered the world because of the open-mindedness of man, God instantly provided the solution. Not many solutions, but the One solution. And when the One solution came to the earth you will never guess what kind of path he said we would need to follow. He said in Matthew 7:13-15 that we would need to enter God’s Kingdom through the “narrow” path. If the path is narrow, why would we want to be open-minded about everything?
You can call us narrow-minded Christians and we will just take it as assurance that we are doing something right. We don’t need to be open-minded about everything. The important thing here is to be narrow-minded on the Truth, which is Jesus Christ. Remember, in John 8:31-33, Jesus even stated that if you are faithful to him “you will know the truth and it will set you free.” So if being narrow-minded Christians leads to freedom in Christ, you can count us in.