Letters to the Editor

She got one thing right

Every living human being is God’s favorite. I hope that Frankie Seaberry understands that. You can have redemption through God’s grace. You are not redeemed through “education.” You can choose. The gift of salvation is free.

It’s disturbing that Frankie does not accept the facts of history.

God did not write the Koran, preaching hate: commands the followers to kill “infidels” if they do not accept Islam. It’s an ungodly teaching to their followers. That is Satanic, just as Hitler’s followers were Satanic.

Then comes a rant about wars. The Crusades were begun by governments not Christians or Jews. Jesus said render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s (your everlasting souls). Kings in the middle ages had righteous indignation over the killing of Jews and Christians in Jerusalem (a holy site for thousands of years). This was a war against pure evil just as the war against Hitler, etc., in WWII also.

Abraham and Moses were just fulfilling God’s promise. They just didn’t say so, God did say so.

Then Frankie got one right: Judaism and Christianity are different belief systems. Judaism is still under the Old Covenant and Christianity is the New Covenant.

Jesus gives a new commandment: to love your God with all your mind and all your soul and to love your neighbor as yourself. This is a total fulfillment of all the Old Covenant.

Even though I have never met you, the love of Jesus compels me to love you as I would myself.

H. Ray Sigler, Highland