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    Why Christians Should Have Nothing To Do With Snowmobiles

    Perhaps it will help others to avoid this form of worldliness if I present some facts and arguments.

    Snowmobiles are sinful.
    Snowmobiling is a waste of time. Christians are always pleading that they haven’t got time for Bible study. They are too busy to help in the youth work at the church, etc., but they have time to go snowmobiling. Anything which takes up time better spent in spiritual things is wrong for a Christian.
    Snowmobiles are harmful to those who ride them. Not only are they in danger of harming themselves, but they may do great harm to others. The finger of suspicion points straight at snowmobiles as the likely cause of increased incidences of ruptured discs necessitating spinal fusions and many other physical ills caused by being jostled and slammed up and down in a vehicle with scarcely any springs or shock absorbers.

    Those who ride them like to invite their friends to join them in the sport.
    Some of these not so experienced as the owners have suffered serious injuries in accidents such as broken arms and legs. We have heard of people travelling at high speed being decapitated by wire fences. Surely it is wrong for any Christian to endanger his life in a snowmobile.

    Snowmobilers have a bad influence.
    People who own snowmobiles and spend a lot of time with them influence others to get as glued to the sport as they are and Christians should not have such obsessions except in spiritual things things related to the Lord’s work.

    Snowmobiling Leads to Worse Things.
    In spite of all I have said you may not be convinced that snowmobiles are a great evil, but you cannot deny this: they could be the thin edge of the wedge of worldliness creeping in and we must guard against small beginnings.The thing may not be so bad in itself but if it leads to sin then what are we to say? In some places it seems that all trails lead to the tavern where you will see dozens of snowmobiles parked outside.Others go in for racing and of course bets are placed, so the sport brings the Christian into the company of people who gamble and drink. Some of the worst people drive snowmobiles. What part can a Christian have in this business?

    The Matter of Christian Testimony
    Snowmobiles are an annoyance to many people.  They roar up and down polluting the air with exhaust fumes and at night their lights distract motorists and flash into people’s houses. Farmers are afraid to go out at night on their own property for fear they would be struck down. Snowmobilers have no respect for other people’s property or privacy.  Any Christian wearing a snowmobile suit is therefore a poor testimony. He is bound to be a stumbling block to others. People will say “If that’s what Christians do, count me out. I’ll have nothing to do with Christianity.”

    Snowmobiles are an invention of the devil.
    When the automobile, “the horseless carriage” was invented, preachers warned that it was an invention of the devil and they were laughed at. But no one can deny that the automobile brought on a weekend pleasure craze which kept thousands of people away from the churches.

    How many parents regret that they ever bought an automobile or ever taught their own children to drive? Parents, knowing the dangers were always careful about how and when they used their automobiles, but their young people were reckless. Some drove too fast, killing themselves and injuring their friends. Others parked the automobile down some lovers’ lane . . .The same will be true of snowmobiles. Mark my word. So now you can understand why I will never own a snowmobile. (The fact that I cannot afford one has nothing to do with it.) Nothing could be more worldly than riding snowmobiles and a Christian is plainly told “love not the world, neither the things that are in the world”.

    Furthermore, I will not have fellowship or associate with snowmobilers or with those who do not own snowmobiles but are friendly toward those who do.

    We would like to meet with others who feel as we do with a view to stamping out snowmobiles. If we could get enough Christians to take a strong stand on this we could form a lobby and work to get legislation enacted prohibiting the manufacture and sale of these terrible machines. We could go from there to tackling other things which take people away from the church every weekend, such as camper and larger pleasure vehicles and private airplanes.

    Here is an interesting post found over at on why Christians should have absolutely nothing to do with... snowmobiles. Norman street writes... Before I became a Christian I went snowmobiling most winter weekends and thoroughly enjoyed it. But now I see the pastime in a different light. True, the church I attend is against snowmobiles and to teach a Sunday School class I had to sign a consecration pledge stating that I do not own a snowmobile and will never ride one. I think that I would have come to this conclusion anyway, because anyone ought to be able to see (if he really thinks about it) that the whole sport of snowmobiling is “out of bounds” and Christians need to think twice before they do anything "just for fun."


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    1. Peter Hamm on Fri, September 07, 2007

      Not only that, but it is a well-known fact that the rhythm of the engine of the snowmobile actually has a directly countering effect on the rhythm of a normal God-fearing person’s heartbeat, which often results in instantaneous and mysterious deaths that are never explained because of all the powerful people who own snowmobiles and don’t want to have them taken away…

      I’m so glad somebody is taking up this cause, because I can’t afford one either…

    2. Camey on Fri, September 07, 2007

      Don’t know much about snowmobiles being a threat here in Texas… but now those campers and larger pleasure vehicles and private airplanes….. THAT’S another ballgame.

      Yes… I, too, am glad that someone is taking up this cause. I am not superwoman after all…

    3. nora on Fri, September 07, 2007

      As a matter of fact, LarryBoy’s vehicle kind of looks like a snowmobile!!!

    4. Leonard on Fri, September 07, 2007

      There was a young man named Teddy in our youth group who kept flirting with the devil and played with a snowmobile.  He was an all star athlete in three sports and dated the head cheerleader and was also president of the on campus bible club.  We all knew he was going to do great things for God.  On night, he and Betty were out snowmobiling.  Oh they knew they shouldn’t but they went too far.  Now instead of ministry Teddy works down at the gas station, fixing snowmobiles while Betty spends her time raising their three youngsters.  Kids out there, don’t snowmobile.

    5. Gman on Fri, September 07, 2007

      Almost reminds me of the ole usage of the having nothing to do with that evil “rock n roll” music ... it is of the devil .... why because my momma told me so ... (Waterboy reference)

    6. Eric Joppa on Fri, September 07, 2007

      Wow, Really!?!?

      Snowmobiling a sin? So is sleeping. I am constantly using time I could be praying wasting away in bed, sleeping. I have struggled with this great sin my entire life. I can find no victory. I feel hopeless.

      I am going to pray some more about this as soon as I have a nap.

    7. Don on Sat, September 08, 2007


      I’m a pastor and I just want to say you’ve got to be kidding me.

    8. Kevin Twombly on Sat, September 08, 2007

      forget snowmobiles.  Let’s put an end to that whole NASCAR thing.  Think of how many souls are perishing as the cars make endless left turns…

    9. T. C. Smith on Mon, September 10, 2007

      Whut? I, I, I, I, don’t git it!!!!!


      Seriously funny stuff.

    10. T. C. Smith on Mon, September 10, 2007

      By the way did anybody notice the Google add at the botton og the MMI blog page?

      Cabin and snowmobile rentals indeed,,,,,,,

      Snowmobile ringtone’s?

      What is this all comming to?

    11. Rev Scottie on Mon, September 10, 2007

      I would certainly question the motives of a Christian in my congregation who would invest in the worldly pleasures of a snowmobile. I don’t know of any pastor in town that would endorse the ownership of such a vehicle. The fact that it almost never snows here probably has something to do with the negative image associated with their ownership.

    12. Oldtimer on Mon, September 10, 2007

      Asinine. The average snowmobiler is a middle aged married heterosexual parent of 2 or more kids who owns his home outright.

      Sounds like the VERY description of an evil person.

      Here’s a better idea: Ban Computers, so bored religious zelots don’t have to waste time typing out such drivel. Maybe they could then buy 2 snowmobiles and spend some quality time in the winter outdoors with the kids or the wife or both! Jus sayin.

      BTW, it’s fantastic exercise. Fat bottomed bloggers might need a few days to “build up” the required arm strength.

      This sort of OUT THERE thinking is giving Christ’s church a black eye. Christ was tolerant above all. perhaps you should seek to mimic him in this trait?

    13. P Durand on Mon, September 10, 2007

      I love God.  I read the Bible.  I help out in children’s ministries at church.  And I enjoy taking my children snowmobiling!   And occassionally I go with the guys.  Usually when I snowmobile I pray…because I’m taken away with God’s incredible creation.  I feel very fortunate to cruise through the majestic wilderness.  Praise God for Snowmobiles!

    14. F5SNOPROBRO on Mon, September 10, 2007

      What are you talking about? Jesus himself puts on 4,000,000,000 miles a day cruising the universe in search of new backcountry to tear apart on his F7.

    15. polaris snowmobile on Mon, September 10, 2007

      you have got to be kidding me!

      get on a sled, hit the throttle, and you will experience the ride of your life!

      the snowmobile is an invention of “Ski-Doo” not the devil.

      i think that they guy who wrote that lives where their is no snow and is just jellous of people with snow and that they can enjoy it!

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