What if God told us to Wear our Seatbelts when in a Vehicle?
by Jason Caissie http://www.biblelaw101.com/ (you can download his book here for free too)
1. Some will have 2 shoulder straps to show how righteous they are.
2. Some will look at others that are not wearing their seatbelts and say, “look at that wicked sinner,”.
3. Some will try to figure out some spiritual meaning. They might say, “This really means that we should always be in the arms of Jesus when we go places”….but they will refuse to wear a seatbelt.
4. Some will say, “Well, that is one interpretation of that verse, but our thoughts are not like God’s thoughts, so we can’t be for sure what he meant” (and they will not wear the seatbelt).
5. Some will say, “This yoke of bondage is too much for me to handle, thank God for ‘grace’ so I don’t have to do this”.
6. Some will make sure their vehicles have special doors so that their seat belt stays on them after they park, until they exit the vehicle.
7. Some will have a special belt made for their pants so their lap will always be covered by a belt when they sit down (seat belt).
8. Some will refuse to go on long plane rides or bus rides because they just might have to get up from their seat for a few minutes to go to the bathroom.
9. Some will think, “Why did God want me to wear this? Maybe because he is looking after my wellbeing and wants to protect me from car crashes. I will not only wear my seatbelt, but I will try better to be a safe driver, for myself, my family, and others.” (Many groups will fault this group for taking God’s instructions, “literally”. They will tell this group that they are putting them in bondage, back under the law, and causing people to lose their salvation).
10. Then there are the philosophers…They will not drive anywhere, because they will be sitting around forever trying to figure out every “what-if” scenario possible before getting into a vehicle.
(I, Brian, added this one, number 11, that Richard Thornhill helped me come up with). 12-17 were my own.
11. Some will have to ask their Rabbi what is the correct interpretation of a seatbelt, and what aspects of wearing a seatbelt could violate rabbinical law?
12. Some will also have to ask their preacher what time honored yet unBiblical church tradition wearing a seatbelt might violate, even though it is commanded in the Bible?
13. Some will wait on the Pope to instruct them to wear a seatbelt after the customs of the pagan before they believe wearing a seatbelt is valid.
14. Still others will sell you a seatbelt on TBN for the suggested “Love Offering” that has been prayed over by Benny Hinn on his private jet, on his way to Hawaii using your grandmother’s social security check she mailed to him.
15. Others will ask if Paul wore a seatbelt, and if Paul wore a seatbelt, then they will conclude that the scripture that says to wear seatbelts cannot be part of the Canon.
16. Some will say that seatbelts are only for Jews.
17. Some will say that Gentiles only have to wear the seatbelt around the waist, without the one that goes around the shoulder.