Reader responds to letter criticizing his Christian beliefs

9:10 am | October 29, 2012

To the editor:

Thanks Judy Garland for your letter criticizing my letter, it helps us see how a liberal thinks. While your letter says my letter was contrary to teachings of Jesus, you offer zero Bible verses to support your claim, only your opinion. Your opinion is that I’m not following the teachings of Jesus on being understanding and tolerant. What jumps out in Garland’s letter is the seven uses of “I” and “I will” and “were wise.”

Most liberals such as President Obama have an “I” or pride problem that often keeps them from knowing Jesus. To pick and chose what parts of the Bible you believe like Obama and other liberals do is arrogant and shows your trust is in yourself and your wisdom. Liberals see themselves as so wise they redefine words and institutions (marriage, etc.) and even redefine Jesus to help advance their agenda and then demonize or hate anyone who disagrees with them. The Bible tells us anyone who hates someone isn’t a Christian (1 John). The Bible doesn’t say Jesus was tolerant but it does say he was humble, the opposite of most liberals. Jesus showed intolerance in running the money changers from the temple and saying He will rule with a rod of iron after the seven years of tribulation.

Dr. John MacArthur says the role of government (Romans 13) is to punish evil doers and protect the good, therefore, Christians need to elect someone who understands what is good and what is evil. Everything in Romans 1, God says is evil, Obama says is good and should be encouraged. Obama’s actions show he believes in sexual freedom, Communism, socialism and the Muslim book the Koran which Obama calls holy.

Many believe Obama is a Muslim because he changed his name to a Muslim name while in college. Obama’s popularity among Muslims resulted in more than double the number of Muslims at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Obama agrees with his pastor who the media didn’t want the public to find out about who taught Obama for 20 years the greatest evil in the world is America and Israel! Although Obama had declared every June of his presidency Homosexual Pride Month. This June, Obama was the first president to declare June Homosexual Pride Month and also say in the proclamation he supported same-sex marriage. Obama has refused to sign Christian proclamations.

Garland was wrong in saying the Democratic Party wants to make abortion rare. The word “rare” once was in their platform but now they want to make it affordable or free. See page 18, Democratic Platform says, “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. Democrats support access to affordable family planning services and President Obama and Democrats will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood Health Centers.”

Christians put aside others’ opinions, and even put aside their opinions, wisdom, party loyalty and emotions and base all decisions on the Bible. The Bible tells us in James 4, “To him that knows to do good and doesn’t do it, it is sin.” Therefore it’s good to vote against Obama and his taxpayer funding of abortion through his funding of Planned Parenthood and his redefining marriage both of which encourage and will increase abortions and homosexuality. It’s good to vote against Obama’s mistreatment of Israel and the booing of God at the Democratic Convention. The Bible says choose life and blessing, not death and cursing. Love your neighbor in the womb. Although you will have blood on your hands if you vote for abortion, the good news is even if you have committed abortion or any sin God will forgive you if you put your trust in Jesus and have His blood covering your sins. The Bible tells us God stores up wrath for years (Romans 2). Many believe America is at the tipping point. Each of us and America is living on borrowed time; don’t delay giving your life to Jesus. Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God.” It’s not if, but when, God pours out his wrath all American wisdom, iphones, ipads, laptops, wifi, apps, texting, Facebook and other social media aren’t going to save us! Only Jesus can save each of us and America from the wrath to come!

D.D. Nave, Elizabethton

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