Letters to the Editor
Why is it that we seem to fail to understand the amazing simplicity of God’s word? I realize at times we find verses that don’t seem so simple. But there are those verses that are painfully clear. I know because of the ones I read that the Lord really gets me on — the ones that talk about my sin.
Maybe we fail to understand it because we don’t like to be told we’re wrong. We like it even less when we’re told by God. But he tells us because he loves us.
But as little as we like it, we can still trust God is faithful and his word is true. (John 17:17) I believe he demonstrated this when he sent Jesus to die for our sins. I’m not a homosexual, but I still have sin that separates me from God. I’m thankful he died for all sin.
I am also thankful he shares his plan for mankind. After looking at all the wonderful animals God created, we read in Genesis, “no suitable mate for Adam was found!” So God made a woman from Adam’s rib.
From the beginning, God’s design was for man to be united with his wife. (Genesis 1:24)
In recent letters to this paper, Jesus has been reported as being silent about homosexuality. This is not true. Jesus says of the one who gave the above instructions, “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30) And in John 14:9 we can read “he who has seen me has seen the Father.”
Jesus and the Father, completely together in every way. Undeniably clear.
Godly men translated Bible
In response to Gina Hochhalter’s letter (Friday’s CNJ):
The Old Testament does indeed condemn homosexuality.
Leviticus 18:22 states: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with woman kind; it is abomination.” The context places homosexuality on the same level as child sacrifice (verse 21).
In 1st Corinthians 6:9, we can read the following will not inherit the kingdom of God: “ … effeminate …, abusers of themselves with mankind.”
Opposing homosexuality does not make one a legalist, it is standing for the truth (Galations 4:16).
The real issue is Biblical translation. The King James Bible was translated by spirit-filled, God-fearing men.
Modern Bible translators belong to a subculture called the Alexandrian Cult who produce corrupt Bibles based upon corrupt manuscripts.
Bible must be fully read to be understood
The Bible is not like Wal-Mart where one can just pick and choose what one wants and leave the rest. The Bible is a complete work and must be read from cover to cover in order to reach a higher understanding of life.
Shilo B. Flores
America’s youth are quickly slipping away
Our world is filled with problems. Right here in our town we are facing an epidemic of major proportions. Drugs are sucking up our youth like a vacuum. Our newspaper is filled with police reports every Sunday of arrests and slaps on the wrists and suspended sentences for the users. Dealers are laughing at our law enforcement.
With all the disease and sickness in the world that man has been unable to cure, we see our young people sucked into the thrill of drugs, pornography and illicit sex — so-called worldly pleasures, which the Bible says “are but for a season.”
These people are unaware that when they experiment with methamphetamines or some other highly addictive drug they find themselves hooked and have turned over their lives to the devil himself.
Wars are killing our young men and women daily, but countless lives are being destroyed here in America while we stand by and do nothing.
No longer is this a country that puts God first, others second and self last. We now have a generation whose idols are TV, sports and movie figures who believe that every American value and moral of the past is just that — past.
With Hollywood promoting the glamour of all types of filth — porn, sex, drugs and vulgar talk — I remember a song that says “I’ll gladly stand up next to you and defend the USA.”
We better stand up now, before it is too late, in defense of our young people who are losing control of their minds and killing their bodies right here in our “free” country.
Our ancestors would be appalled at how we have turned a blind eye and a deaf ear as to what we are letting destroy our country from within. We better get a grip now.
Ginia Taylor and other members of Highland Baptist Church