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home : opinion : letters to the editor August 20, 2014

6/30/2014 10:41:00 AM
Lies In Religion

Editor, Times-Union:
There have been a few things concerning beliefs or doctrines taught in some of the Christian churches over the last few decades which really irk me.
One of those falsehoods people have spread around is the idea that because Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world and then rose from death on the third day it means “everyone is saved.”
That is a complete and total lie. Every lost individual on Earth is accountable to God for their sins, and acts of wickedness. These must be repented of, and each person must ask for Christ to come into their heart and help them to live according to God’s Word; but it is essential for each single person alone! “Collective salvation,” as Barack Obama has spoke on, does not exist!
Another false doctrine which has been tossed around is “once saved, always saved.” In 1 Peter 5:8 we read “be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
Here in South Central Pennsylvania there have been an ungodly number of incidents of violence including sexual assaults of women and children; murders in Harrisburg, Lancaster and York; and an incredible number of suicides.
In Lancaster County alone, there were 10 deaths ruled by the county coroners office to be suicides, just in the month of May!
There are reports that churches across this nation have been  taking down the crosses from their buildings.
All of this adds up to the fact when you cut God out of any area of human existence things begin to fall apart and descend into chaos and tragedy. Plus, when you remove both the “symbol” of Jesus Christ (the “cross,” which represents the sacrifice he made so that mankind could have eternal life) and the teaching about Christ, what is the sense of having a church at all?
The days we are living in are Satan’s final time period for gathering or destroying as many human souls as possible so that when the “final judgement” occurs before the throne of Christ, many people will hear him say, “Depart from me, I never knew you.”
If you can, please watch “Jack Von Impe Presents.” He is one of the few Christian speakers left on television, and his current topics are eye-opening in their importance.
William Gerald Smith
Lancaster, Pa.

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