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Your Views: Letter prompts reflection on what Bible teaches us

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January 23, 2014

I'm writing in response to the letter by Fred Grams in the Your Views column on Jan. 16. His letter, titled “More of us must love fellow human beings,” is right on! In fact, that's what God says in Scripture (John 13:34).

However, I take issue with much of the rest of the letter. First, he say's he's nonreligious. In fact, all humans are religious to varying degrees. All civilizations, past and present, are characterized by the people worshiping something or someone. Humans, unlike animals, recognize there is something more than mere physical life, that there is something or someone greater than themselves. Humans, again unlike animals, do not have souls; they are souls. The soul inhabits a mortal body that lives for a few decades and then goes out into eternity.

In John 14:6, Christ states, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the father except through me.”

Three possible conclusions exist regarding that statement: 1. Christ was a deluded narcissist. 2. Christ was a liar. 3. Or Christ is who he claimed to be, God in the flesh, creator of all. The Bible is a testimony that supports the latter conclusion.

MICHAEL BECHMAN

Elkhorn



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