The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue Jun 04, 2013, 03:07 PM EDT
To the Editor:
As a Christian man who tries to live within the boundaries of my professed faith, I will be the first to admit I miss the mark on many occasion. Many more than I care to admit. That being said, part of reaching out is a defense of faith through letters to the editor. One I recently wrote touched a nerve in many and the responses, two negative ones in particular, were published on consecutive days.
Critics will always besmirch those telling the truth, painting them as haters and out of touch, rather than seriously considering the content of the defense of the truth in the first place.
One critic claimed those of us standing with the Biblical condemnation of homosexual practice ignore other sins. He has yet to talk with me about that. I’ve yet to be called a “homo-phobe,” but if that fits me, then I would like to add I’m also a “lying-ophobe,” “stealing-ophobe” and “murder-ophobe.
They’re all distortions in God’s eyes, as they should be in those of us who believe in Him.
Another critic stated she doesn’t “take the Bible literally as it was, in fact, written many years ago.”
So was the Law of Gravity. Age has nothing to do with validity. Her other assertions paint God in a picture that has nothing to do with His word and its truth. He does care about what we choose and do, contrary to her deluded thinking.
Tragically, there are many so delusional. They have a view of Him contrary of His truth, which is what the Bible is. It is God’s direct revelation to mankind. And this same critic asked “Who is he to be so judgmental in that the Bible says to not judge others?”
This from someone who doesn’t “take the Bible literally,” yet cherry-picks a verse to stifle a voice of its truth. I don’t judge the sinner at all. I am one and all are in need of God’s appointed Savior, Jesus Christ. But Christians, those who really believe in God, are commanded to condemn what He condemns.
I wonder who I was supposed to be in her regard. Would a “PHD” or “Rev” by my name make the truth easier to take? No. Doesn’t change what God has declared.
If either critic would read the Bible all the way through, as I’ve been doing since 2007, they wouldn’t be so confused as to its content, thereby distorting what it says.
December 7, 2013
When I woke up Saturday morning, I gave a customary online scan of Friday’s sports, mainly for a recap of the Pacers’ home game against Milwaukee.
November 18, 2013
Most people recall where they were upon hearing significant news in their life, whether it was positive or negative. I remember where I was when I heard now-former Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens was going to the Boston Celtics.
November 12, 2013
Having gone to a football school in the heart of basketball country, I was never around soccer in my youth, and thus haven’t been a soccer guy in adulthood.
November 5, 2013
I hate to say it, but I'm afraid we've seen this before.
October 29, 2013
There have been a lot of big games played in Indianapolis, none bigger than the Colts' unforgettable win over New England in the AFC championship seven years ago.
While next Monday's visit from Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won't eclipse that monumental event, there is no doubt that the city has never and will never experience another night like No. 18's return.
October 17, 2013
There is no denying that Twitter has provided a once-impossible glimpse into the minds of sports figures. It has also infinitely increased the ability of those figures to make absolute fools of themselves.
September 18, 2013
July 20, 2013
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
An Emirates Boeing 777 plane tilted sideways as it tried to land at the Birmingham airport during strong wind gusts in the United Kingdom on Thursday.
December 6, 2013
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