Letters to the editor
Search for truth needed
To the Journal editor:
I write this letter in response to Mr. Lehto and Mr. Hill’s letters. First, some of the kindest, loving and compassionate people I have known belong to the LGBTQ (community).
I also agree that we all are part of God’s creation. I have known mass murderers; serial killers; white supremacist, pedophiles, drug dealers; Islamic extremist leaders; armed robbers; and the list goes on. They are black; white; red and yellow. They are tall; short; big and small.
They have different thoughts, ideas and orientations. The one thing they and all the rest of us have in common is that we are all sinners, “for all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.” (Ro. 3:23). I have seen them brought to tears and to their knees by The Holy Spirit and they have gone on to tell of Jesus Christ to anyone who will listen, to their last breath.
We are called to love the sinner, not the sin. Prejudices or bias run deep and we usually don’t recognize them in ourselves but certainly do in others. Our God knows what is in our hearts and He wants to have a close personal relationship with us even though we don’t always care about having one with Him. God is Love (1 John 4:8), but God is also Just, “keeping mercy … forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty.” (Exodus 34: 7).
God tells us we can save ourselves and this is how; “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) Common sense says we can’t do this but, God gives us the “way”: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” Acts 16:31.
I also commend Mr. Cathy for sticking to his Christian beliefs but I don’t think I can live up to that standard myself. So, Mr. Hill, or anyone else who might be interested, if you don’t mind hanging out with a bunch of sinners who constantly fall short of that perfection standard, come and join us at Christ The King in Ishpeming. We will certainly try to answer your questions, or we can research together.