To the editor of THE EAGLE:

I would like to respond to the letter to the editor of Jan. 8 entitled "Writers: own up to your prejudices."

First: We are not blaming Jesus for anything. He is the joy of our lives and we are just sharing with people how he transformed our lives by His death on the cross and how he can make a difference in everyone’s life if we would ask forgiveness for our sins. But we don’t call sin, sin anymore.

Second: The Bible is God’s holy word and has stood the test of time. Hitler and many others tried to stamp it out, but here it is and always will be. Jesus, speaking in Matthew 24:35, said, "Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Again, unless we have Jesus as our lord and savior and are led by His spirit, we can’t fully understand His word and I guess don’t want to.

Why is it the homosexual community, the abortionist, the environmentalist and so on can speak out and fight for their rights and the Christian is told not to speak out or to be silent in certain areas? We are speaking for Jesus and should not be silent.

Jesus, speaking in Mark 16:15 and 16 said, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. But whoever does not will be condemned."

We as Christians can and should do no less.

BILL BROOKMAN

Pittsfield


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