The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

July 21, 2013

Letter: Is truth judging?

ENID, Okla. — I pray these words will be received in the spirit they are written.

Holy Spirit, touch the heart of the reader and give your understanding. The fact is, if someone cares enough about another human being to tell him/her the truth, they are exhibiting great love.

Since the beginning of time, God has sent His people to warn those who continue to live contrary to His Word. The purpose of a warning is not to condemn or show hatred, but rather an admonition that something is wrong and a change is needed to avoid harm.

However, the messenger is often the one hated. In fact, one man who delivered truth was even put to death. His name is Jesus. But, He rose from the dead so all who would receive Him could be saved.

Christians warn people because we care for their souls. Truth is still truth, even if no one believes it, sin is still sin regardless of human opinion, and there is still right and wrong even though society denies it. God has already judged all sin.

Therefore, we are merely awaiting sentence.

Those who repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as savior are forgiven and have eternal life. Those who refuse God’s Son, Jesus, and continue in sin will receive eternal punishment. This is truth. The writings and opinions of man will pass away, but God’s Word is eternal.

God is merciful and longsuffering. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. His desire is for all to come to repentance. May all who are offended by truth and feels hated or judged for what they or others are doing, please take the time to search out what is true. It’s in the Bible, His name is Jesus and He loves His Creation.

Mary Havens

Enid

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