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Letter: Larger choice

October 29, 2012

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To the editor:

“Repent” is such a simple word but seems to be losing its meaning in our more sophisticated and fast-paced world. However, it was the first word out of John the Baptist’s (Matthew 3:2) and Jesus’ (Matthew 4:17) mouths when they began their ministries. The next words were, “for the Kingdom of God is at hand.”

Repent suggests an individual decision, not a group cause or political platform. It can reflect the attitude of a nation, but only if done collectively. Why is this so important? Because individuals and nations are accountable to God, and we are either on His side or we are not. Granted, the results of this decision can be questioned but not in the heart and mind of those who make the decision. The Kingdom of God can be just as questionable, but its reality is just as profound to those who live by the Kingdom mandates given by King Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).

For those who chose not to repent, the results are eternal and disastrous. Jesus says in Luke 13:1-5, when He heard about those killed by Pilate or when the Tower of Siloam collapsed, that we will likewise perish if we don’t repent. The upcoming election is an important time in our nation, but it is absolutely nothing compared to a change in a person’s or a nation’s heart. Let’s put our trust in the King of kings because His Kingdom will never end (Luke 1:33). We have no guarantee for the USA.

Comments

George_Braziller 2 years, 9 months ago

"Because individuals and nations are accountable to God, and we are either on His side or we are not. "

What Carl really mean is the rabidly religious version of his God that he and his ilk are trying to impose on everyone else is "the word." Either we agree with Carl or we are wrong and are automatically going to hell.

Armstrong 2 years, 9 months ago

Just knew a religious bigot would crawl out from under its rock for this letter.

George_Braziller 2 years, 9 months ago

Religious bigot? I think you've perfectly proven my point. Believe what you want but don't try to jam it down my throat without expecting me to cough it back up at you.

George_Braziller 2 years, 9 months ago

You keep digging a deeper hole for yourself.

jonas_opines 2 years, 9 months ago

Yes, but they lack the awareness to ever notice.

notaubermime 2 years, 9 months ago

I think that my personal hell would be having to spend an eternity in heaven with people like Carl Burkhead.

Crazy_Larry 2 years, 9 months ago

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.

George_Braziller 2 years, 9 months ago

Jesus wouldn't have a chance of being elected because he was Jewish.

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