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Letters to the Editor

January 23, 2014

LETTERS FOR JAN. 23, 2014: Christian worldview is based on the absolute authority ... God

Everyday the news reports stories of people without a sense of right and wrong, who end up destroying the lives of others with just the pull of a trigger. But why?

Well, we live in an era where we have removed God and the Bible from public schools. Instead, students are taught evolution and a struggle for survival involving millions of years of death, suffering and violence.

As generations of students are taught an education which is lacking of the knowledge of God, there are consequences.

We used to say sex outside marriage and homosexuality was wrong, but now it’s okay. We used to tell them that abortion was wrong, but that is now legalized. And as our culture allows the killing of the unborn, the more we will see people treating life in general as “cheap.”

With such a meaningless outlook on life, no wonder sometimes people think it is okay to kill another human. This is why that 22-year-old man did what he did in Elkhart on Jan. 15.

People need to be taught right and wrong. But just to tell them that an action is wrong is just an opinion. The Bible says that all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus Christ. Without the authority of Jesus Christ man is simply left to compare ideas. If we remove Christ’s authority then we have no basis on which to make the command, then everyone has a right to do what is right in their own eyes.

Moral absolutes are based on the Christian worldview. And the Christian worldview is based on the Bible being true. It is only on the basis of an absolute authority (God of the Bible) that one could insist on the morality of the Ten Commandments (e.g., Thou shalt not kill).

— Ken Blinco

Shipshewana

Reader supports Culver, Wesco and HJR-3

There is a time and place to take a stand on gay rights. I know that to be the case. I do give my hardy support to Wes Culver and Tim Wesco on Joint House Resolution No. 3.

We do not call what is good evil and what is evil good.

— Gregory Nye

Goshen

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