DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I don’t think there is any difference between religion and superstition. To me “religion” is just another name for superstition, and it means believing in things you can’t ever prove. I don’t want anything to do with religion.
— M.T. DEAR M.T.: As I read your email I couldn’t help but feel sorry for you — because what you are really saying is that you don’t want anything to do with God. In other words, you have closed your mind to the possibility that God even exists — and not only that He exists, but that you can have a living relationship with Him.
Yes, you’re right, up to a point; superstition means believing in things we can’t prove. It also means being held captive by fears and anxieties that we can’t control or do anything about. The Bible, however, warns us not to give in to superstitious habits or fears, but to put our trust in the living God.
You see, superstition and faith in the living God are not the same thing, in spite of what you say. In fact, they are exact opposites. God is real — and the evidence for His existence is all around us. We see it in the worlds He created — and most of all, we know it because 2,000 years ago He came down to earth and walked among us in the person of Jesus Christ.
Don’t let pride, or sin, or anything else keep you from God. Instead, I challenge you to look with an open heart and mind at Jesus Christ, as He is found in the Gospels of the New Testament. He can change your life. The Bible says, “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God … has made him known” (John 1:18).