Art Toombs Ministries 

Online Bible Commentary

Mark 10:13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 

14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 

15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. (NIV)

How does a little child become a Christian? Does he study the Bible and other religions for years before carefully making a decision? Does he have to exclude every other religion before accepting Christ? Does he go through years of wondering if there is even a God and, if so, who is God?

No, he typically has nothing to go on but his trust in Jesus. In this passage, this is the only way that Jesus says we will become a Christian. God, who made us, knows us better than we know ourselves.

God knows that there are so many detractors out there that there will always be something about Christianity that does not make sense, when put under the microscope of the world.

Some scientists will make good arguments against the existence of a creator. The problem with believing science is that science is ever evolving. We frequently hear where new discoveries change science’s position on matters. Specifically, we hear where archaeological discoveries prove the Bible and disprove previous scientific thought.

God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. When we read God’s word we do not have to be worried about it being changed later.

The Bible says that when we become a Christian we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit then helps us to understand the Bible. Those who say they will become a Christian when they understand everything will never become a Christian. They will never understand everything until the Holy Spirit comes upon them.  

So we must come to Jesus like a child, through trust. God will then start working on us. Through Bible study, prayer and discipleship in time we will understand. It is a long journey, but one well worth making. It is the only journey that ends in Heaven.