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Letters to the Editor

Obsessed with what you reject

To the Editor:

Once again, Wes, we have yet another of you editorials attacking Christians and the Bible, and, once again, you have your Bible facts wrong.

At least eight other people in the Bible rose from the dead. One might also include Jonah and then maybe a hundred if one includes the graves opening in Matthew 27:52 and Ezekiel 37, but all these people did not rise up of their own power, and they all later died.

What’s special about Jesus is that He arose on His power to live forever, and what’s really special is He did not sin yet paid the price of sin (death) anyway. He’s earned a free pass, and He’s the only one in history who has, which explains why He died on the cross in the first place and also why He’s the only way to eternal life with God the Father.

And no, we can’t “save” you. I’ve been a Christian since 1954 and haven’t saved anyone. Only the moving of the Holy Spirit can accomplish that. And, of course, you get to choose (Deuteronomy 30).

Someday you’re going to die and when it doesn’t go blank or black and you can see, hear, think and are perfectly aware of your surroundings, you may say to yourself, “Whoops, maybe I’m doomed.” And guess what, Wes? You’re doomed, but by your own choice. You’ve been given the information and presented the gospel. That’s about all that can be done for you except for continual prayer.

As far as Ken Ham’s statement is concerned, the same could be said about you. No matter what the evidence is, you elect to reject the Bible anyway. And even though you continue to reject it, I find it interesting that you seem to have a continual obsession with it.

Marvin “Buck” Balsley


Politicians vs. leaders

To the Editor:

In most of America’s history, we’ve had leaders who were elected to political positions. You proved yourself a leader in the military or business world, people recognized it and with enough urging you ran for office. If elected, you were a politician that could “lead.”

In today’s world, you go to college and study political science, work for a politician and learn how to be a politician, but you cannot learn how to be a leader – either you’ve got it or you don’t.

I bring this up because today we have politicians, not leaders.

Take Chicago’s ongoing crisis of gangsters killing other gangsters and anyone else who gets in their way. In the past, an elected leader would handle the problem by getting the criminal off the street by arrest and incarceration.

The politicians of today are trying to solve the problem by removing the “tool” the criminal uses and leaving the criminal on the street. It’s much easier for the politicians to say, “I cannot solve the problem because the Second Amendment keeps me from success.”

The leader who has been elected to office and has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution would attack the problem, not hide his failure by blaming the Second Amendment.

Remove the criminal, not the tool he uses to commit the crime. Just saying.

Robert Petton


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