Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Monday, May 4, 2015

Crisis response

This evening I was watching the CBS national news. They were showing videos from Nepal and the horrible earthquake. They also showed video about survivors who had just been discovered. In a passing comment they said that one of these young survivors was recovering in an Israeli hospital tent. Just a passing comment.

The Israelis are always one of the first responders when disasters occur all over the world. Most people don’t know this. Israelis, because of their history and recent events are experts in recovery operations, natural disasters and terror events.

For those who would like to see this small country wiped off the map. You may need them one day to save your life.

-- Terri Frolich


Not one is worthy

In response to the Milledgeville church sign: “Homosexuality is a death worthy crime.” Lev. 20:13. To the person who posted this sign, they exude a moral stench greater than anything emanating from a gay person. They have not only hurt and offended decent people, they have provoked mockers of the word of God to injure themselves with their own poisonous words. Let’s be completely biblical. Not one of us is worthy of the air we breathe, much less, eternal life. Which is why the Messiah, spotless, sinless and perfectly holy, came and took the hit for us. He took our punishment upon himself so that we would not perish but have everlasting life through obedience and trust in him.

By his stripes we are healed. So we do not need further chastisement. The public flogging from those who call themselves Christians but whose actions betray them and call into question the authenticity of their salvation.

-- Karen Keene


‘Without warning’

A reporter from NBC news was reporting from Kathmandu, Nepal, a day after the earthquake. She said that the quake struck “without warning.” Really? Earthquakes are, by their nature, unpredictable and thereby strike “without warning.” I have never known of anyone receiving advance notification of an impending earthquake.

-- William D. Carter