Letter was unfair in description of liberals

Stereotype: A fixed conception of a group; allowing for no individuality; a critical judgement. Like our president, Eric Wheeler resorts to name calling and insults (“Writer describes characteristics of liberals,” May 11).

I’m a liberal, a Christian, a patriot. I do support law officers and do stand during the national anthem.

I respect other people’s lifestyles and opinions, regardless of their race, creed or gender orientation.

God doesn’t make mistakes, but He will judge small-minded people who judge their fellow man. “Love one another” isn’t just a suggestion. It is a commandment.

Denigrating people you don’t agree with or don’t live like you is simply not Christ-like.

The pews at my church are filled with people of different nationalities, colors and differing political opinions.

For Mr. Wheeler to assert that every Christian thinks and believes as he does proves he has no actual insight into what others believe.

His negativity toward others is not representative of the conservatives I attend church with and am friends with.

We just agree to disagree. We coexist!

Phil Mitchell

Bowling Green

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Enough Already

"I’m a liberal, a Christian, a patriot. I do support law officers and do stand during the national anthem."

Are you a liberal that supports abortion Mr. Mitchell?
If so, that does not square with Christianity no matter what the politicians in your party say. You may need to re-evaluate your status with the God of the universe. As you say, "God does not make mistakes". God says of himself that he is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He does not change. He will also hold accountable those unrepentant people who support and or practice abortion.

Jer_1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
God sees an unborn child as a person with an eternal soul.

Exo 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
The 6th commandment is also not a suggestion, but a commandment. Abortion is murder and part of the platform of the Democrat party. I question if you can be a Christian and support premeditated murder. That is what abortion represents. In essence, If you vote Democrat you are saying that you support the murder of the most vulnerable and helpless of human beings.

As for "judging":
Calling out sin is not judging, but rebuking. We are called to do just that.
(Eze 3:17 - 20) (Luk 17:3, 2Ti 4:2 - 4)

delilahburkett

• A pregnant woman who is injured and aborts the fetus warrants financial compensation only (to her husband), suggesting that the fetus is property, not a person (Exodus 21:22-25). • The gruesome priestly purity test to which a wife accused of adultery must submit will cause her to abort the fetus if she is guilty, indicating that the fetus does not possess a right to life (Numbers 5:11-31). • God enumerated his punishments for disobedience, including "cursed shall be the fruit of your womb" and "you will eat the fruit of your womb," directly contradicting sanctity-of-life claims (Deuteronomy 28:18,53). • Elisha's prophecy for soon-to-be King Hazael said he would attack the Israelites, burn their cities, crush the heads of their babies and rip open their pregnant women (2 Kings 8:12). • King Menahem of Israel destroyed Tiphsah (also called Tappuah) and the surrounding towns, killing all residents and ripping open pregnant women with the sword (2 Kings 15:16). • Isaiah prophesied doom for Babylon, including the murder of unborn children: "They will have no pity on the fruit of the womb" (Isaiah 13:18). • For worshiping idols, God declared that not one of his people would live, not a man, woman or child (not even babies in arms), again confuting assertions about the sanctity of life (Jeremiah 44:7-8). • God will punish the Israelites by destroying their unborn children, who will die at birth, or perish in the womb, or never even be conceived (Hosea 9:10-16). • For rebelling against God, Samaria's people will be killed, their babies will be dashed to death against the ground, and their pregnant women will be ripped open with a sword (Hosea 13:16). • Jesus did not express any special concern for unborn children during the anticipated end times: "Woe to pregnant women and those who are nursing" (Matthew 24:19).

Enough Already

• A pregnant woman who is injured and aborts the fetus warrants financial compensation only (to her husband), suggesting that the fetus is property, not a person (Exodus 21:22-25). EXO 21:22 IF MEN STRIVE, AND HURT A WOMAN WITH CHILD, SO THAT HER FRUIT DEPART FROM HER, AND YET NO MISCHIEF FOLLOW: HE SHALL BE SURELY PUNISHED, ACCORDING AS THE WOMAN'S HUSBAND WILL LAY UPON HIM; AND HE SHALL PAY AS THE JUDGES DETERMINE. 1. IF DEATH TO AN UNBORN CHILD HAD OCCURRED THIS WOULD BE AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH, NOT AN ABORTION WHICH IS PREMEDITATED MURDER. 2. THE WORD TRANSLATED “PREMATURELY†OR “DEPART†(YATSA) IS A HEBREW VERB THAT HAS THE BROAD MEANING OF “TO GO OUT, TO GO FORTH†IT IS USED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT TO REFER TO EVERYTHING FROM SOLDIERS GOING FORTH TO WAR (1 SAMUEL 8:20), OR THE SUN GOING FORTH IN ITS RISING (GENESIS 19:23), TO A FLOWER BLOSSOMING (JOB 14:2) OR THE BIRTH OF A CHILD (JOB 1:21). THE HEBREW IS AS GENERIC AS THE ENGLISH WORDS “TO GO OUT OR FORTH. 3. IN ADDITION: EXO 21:23 AND IF ANY MISCHIEF FOLLOW, THEN THOU SHALT GIVE LIFE FOR LIFE, EXO 21:24 EYE FOR EYE, TOOTH FOR TOOTH, HAND FOR HAND, FOOT FOR FOOT, EXO 21:25 BURNING FOR BURNING, WOUND FOR WOUND, STRIPE FOR STRIPE. • The gruesome priestly purity test to which a wife accused of adultery must submit will cause her to abort the fetus if she is guilty, indicating that the fetus does not possess a right to life (Numbers 5:11-31). PREGNANCY IS NOWHERE MENTIONED, OR EVEN HINTED AT. IT DOES NOT SAY THE CONCOCTION WILL CAUSE AN ABORTION/MISCARRIAGE. IF A WIFE WAS FOUND GUILTY, THE PUNISHMENT WAS DEATH (LEVITICUS 20:10). IF THE WIFE WAS FOUND INNOCENT, SHE WOULD BE CLEARED OF GUILT AND ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN. (Numbers 11:28). THIS IS DESCRIBING A METHOD THAT GOD ALLOWED TO BE USED TO DETERMINE IF A WIFE HAD COMMITTED ADULTERY AGAINST HER HUSBAND. • God enumerated his punishments for disobedience, including "cursed shall be the fruit of your womb" and "you will eat the fruit of your womb," directly contradicting sanctity-of-life claims (Deuteronomy 28:18,53). THIS REFERS TO THE PROSPERITY AND GENERAL WELL BEING FOR OBEDIENCE AND THE LACK THERE OF FOR DISOBEDIENCE. GOD ACTIVELY PROTECTED THE JEWS WHEN THEY WERE OBEDIENT AND LET THE NATURAL CONSEQUENCES OF LIFE TAKE PLACE WHEN THEY WERE NOT. THIS COULD BE ANYTHING FROM VICTORY IN BATTLE TO AN ABUNDANCE OF CROPS, ANIMALS OR CHILDREN. WHEN GOD WITHDRAWS HIS BLESSINGS THEY ARE LEFT TO DEAL WITH LIFE EVENTS ON THEIR OWN. IT SAYS NOTHING ABOUT GOD KILLING CHILDREN. • Elisha's prophecy for soon-to-be King Hazael said he would attack the Israelites, burn their cities, crush the heads of their babies and rip open their pregnant women (2 Kings 8:12). HAZAEL IS A SYRIAN WHO BECOMES KING OF SYRIA. HE MURDERS BEN-HADAD (THE CURRENT KING OF SYRIA) AND TAKES HIS THRONE. HAZAEL IS SUCCEEDED BY HIS SON, WHO IS ALSO NAMED BEN-HADAD. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ACTS OF GOD, JUST THE HEATHANS IN THE LAND AT THE TIME. • King Menahem of Israel destroyed Tiphsah (also called Tappuah) and the surrounding towns, killing all residents and ripping open pregnant women with the sword (2 Kings 15:16). JUST AS THERE ARE “GOOD†AND BAD PEOPLE TODAY, KING MENAHEM WAS AN EVIL KING AND NOT TAKING DIRECTION FROM GOD. WE ARE GIVEN FREE WILL, TO DO GOOD OR EVIL. DECIDING TO ABORT CHILDREN FOR A LIVING OR SUPPORT THOSE WHO DO IS AN EXAMPLE OF EVIL. • Isaiah prophesied doom for Babylon, including the murder of unborn children: "They will have no pity on the fruit of the womb" (Isaiah 13:18). THIS WAS A JUDGMENT BY GOD ON THE BAYLONIANS. GOD USED THE ASSYRIANS, (BOTH PAGAN PEOPLES) TO CARRYOUT THE JUDGMENT. AS YOU KNOW, PAGANS AND ABORTIONISTS ARE WITHOUT MERCY. • For worshiping idols, God declared that not one of his people would live, not a man, woman or child (not even babies in arms), again confuting assertions about the sanctity of life (Jeremiah 44:7-8). AGAIN, THIS WAS GOD’S PRONOUNCEMENT ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN. GOD BLESSES OBEDIENCE AND PROVIDES PROTECTION, BUT DISOBEDIENCE BRINGS THE WITHDRAWAL OF HIS FAVOR AND THE NATURAL CONSEQUENCES OF SIN. • God will punish the Israelites by destroying their unborn children, who will die at birth, or perish in the womb, or never even be conceived (Hosea 9:10-16). ISRAEL WAS DETERMINED TO DO EVIL AT THAT TIME. GOD DEPARTS FROM A PEOPLE, OR FROM A PERSON, WHEN HE WITHDRAWS HIS GOODNESS AND MERCY FROM THEM. THIS DOES NOT MEAN HE WILL PERSONALLY KILL THEM, ONLY THAT HE WILL NOT BE THERE TO PROTECT THEM FROM CONDITIONS OR THOSE WHO WOULD. THERE ARE CONSEQUENCE FOR EVERYTHING WE DO IN THIS WORLD INCLUDING DISOBEYING GOD. • For rebelling against God, Samaria's people will be killed, their babies will be dashed to death against the ground, and their pregnant women will be ripped open with a sword (Hosea 13:16). THE PROPHET FORETELS THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF SAMARIA, FOR HER IDOLATRY AND OTHER IMPIETIES, BY SHALMANESER, KING OF ASSYRIA. NOTHING NEW HERE, JUST MORE OF THE SAME, THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN. • Jesus did not express any special concern for unborn children during the anticipated end times: "Woe to pregnant women and those who are nursing" (Matthew 24:19). BECAUSE YOU DON’T BELIEVE SCRIPTURE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT NOR DO YOU WANT TOO. AS WITH ALL OF THE OTHER SCRIPTURE THAT YOU QUOTE YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS EITHER. IN ADDITION, WHEN TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT YOU DISTORT IT EVEN FURTHER. THIS REFERS TO THE TIME OF “JACOB’S TROUBLE†WHEN THE WHOLE EARTH WILL BE AT WAR AND THE JEWS WILL FLEE JERUSLEM FOR PROTECTION FROM THE ANTI-CHRIST. IT IS A WARNING FOR UNBELIEVERS DURING THIS TIME. GOD IS JUDGING THE ENTIRE EARTH AND MANY JEWS WILL STILL BE ALIVE. 1Co_2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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