Reader’s Letter: God’s laws are to protect man from ourselves

POSTED: 05/24/11 1:21 PM

Dear Editor,

For a long time I have sat back and read articles. Some I agree with and some I do not agree with. But lately things have taken a turn for the worst. I finally admitted to myself that if we all sit back and do not get involved in the process that is taking place we are just as guilty as those who institute wrong practices and immorality. My topic is not just about premarital sex or homosexuality or adultery or fornication, murder or crime in general. It is about the church, who I always believe should take the lead in preaching and teaching about morality.

For all those people that write about morality I commend them for taking their time to teach people of what is wrong and right. My question is what is the purpose of the church and is it still credible or is it still relevant. And do the pastors of today’s church first live and lead by example and do they have the back bone or stomach to preach truth? I believe most pastors try their best to live by example but surely definitely not all.  I also believe most pastors just do not have the courage to preach conviction. From going to church I noticed how often times they elude preaching hardcore facts for fear of members leaving the church. In my opinion the church is not only to help and assist those who need, but more importantly to give hope for a better life by teaching people to live pleasing to Christ and to keep his commandments while thanking God for his most precious grace, which we do not deserve.

We only have one life to live and we should live it to the fullest while being happy, but more important pleasing to Christ. We must teach people why God put laws for man to live by.  To be tempted is not an excuse to sin. This is what God says 1 Corinthians 10:13, (No temptation has seized me except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let me be tempted beyond what I can bear. But when I am tempted, he will also provide a way out so that I can stand up under it. )

God’s laws also create wealth. If we work honest and put our money to good use (not going casinos or adult clubs) we will see we all will be able to afford a decent home. The nature of man is to destroy himself. That is why God makes his laws to protect us from ourselves. If we continue living to please ourselves it is guaranteed it will lead to our destruction. It is all of us choice to live how we feel best, but when you continue to mess up then I believe you should suffer the consequences. And then keep your problems to yourself.

Remember the wages of sin is death. If you choose to continue to sin, then you choose death. It is as simple as that. Even forgiveness has a limit. People should learn from their mistakes. We must be forgiving and loving to each other but I reaffirm there is a limit. The choice is yours; choose wisely. I choose to please Christ above pleasing myself and so far I am happy and contented.

Joyce Williams


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