Accepting Bible as truth isn’t rocket science

To the editor:

Evangelical Christian and Presbyterian pastor Francis A. Schaeffer once said “This is not an age in which to be a soft Christian.” This is a true statement not only in his time but even more today.

Christianity has been under attack in America for some time . Our country is in political and spiritual chaos. The enemies of Judeo-Christian moral values are outspoken nationally and locally.

Spiritual warfare is intensifying and with all of this going on . It is easy to feel anxious, fearful and angry. Not to worry! The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob is in control.

Yeshua/Jesus tells us not to worry. He tells us to love our enemies, do good to those who hate us. Also bless those who curse you and most importantly pray for those who mistreat you.

This doesn’t mean Christians should not get involved in these conversations and political discussions. We should boldly stand up for truth and stand firm against those who deny outright the truth of the Bible, but also those who reinterpret it to make it null and void.

Just because someone professes to be a Bible theologian doesn’t mean they believe what is written in the Bible is truth. Some even deny the spiritualness of it. These theologians are only interested in the historicity of the Bible. You must also study the literary context to understand the wholeness of the book.

There are people who quote this type of theologian to refute the truth of the Bible. They also deny the spiritualness of the Bible to justify their own immoral actions and beliefs.

That being said. The truth of the Bible, both testaments included, is redemption and salvation not religion. In fact the Bible from start to finish is one continuous story that shows us the way back to God. It defines what sin is and unapologetically shows the consequences of sin.

It isn’t rocket science and doesn’t require advanced degrees to understand it. One must simply seek God with all your heart, mind and soul.

I pray for those in disbelief especially for those in Mifflin County. I ask God to open your heart, mind and soul. I truly pray that God will bless you and your family. That’s all I can do. The choice to believe is up to you.

Jeffrey C. Baumgardner



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