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Posted October 29, 2013 | comments Leave a comment

Letter to the Editor: Yes, God and the Bible make sense

Editor:

Regarding the commentary of Oct. 22 by Roy Mullins: "Does Bible, notion of God make sense?" Yes, to us who believe, they do.

Interesting that research shows we have almost identical DNA to chimps and all their cousins. If we evolved, would that mean that the chimps we see in the zoo are people who just didn't make it? It's not surprising that you find the same DNA, in some measure, in all things created. That would be the God factor. He is in all things.

When trying to understand God, you may first want to look at what he is not. Thankfully, he's not just a notion. He's not an alien, though not of this world. He is not a magician, though through him, miracles occur. He is not a Santa Claus, thought he bestows gifts on his children.

He is the great physician, king of kings, our creator and our savior. He is a spirit. And just as we feel the wind on our faces but cannot see it, we can feel his presence, though we cannot see him. Could you explain the wind to someone who has never felt a breeze?

He is a mystery ... For as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love him . 1 Corinthians 2:9, New King James version.

He hasn't let us in on everything. Though he has taken some to heaven and allowed them to return and tell their story. In every case, those folks came back knowing that heaven is real. That heaven is indeed a place...though some were unbelievers before their visit. One fella I especially remember is the rough and tumble trucker who said he learned that things he thought were OK, aren't. He was a changed man.

Don't be one who stands before God when they leave this life and hear him say, "Depart from me...I never knew you." Don't wait until then to find that it is all true.

Chris Crawford, Woodstock


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