5-3 Letters

May 3, 2013 

Dear Editor:

As an individual who possesses both a master’s degree in American history and a doctorate in theology in three disciplines, i.e., apostolic Christianity, church history and Bible prophecy, it never ceases to amaze me that the vast majority of the people in this nation exhibit such profound biblical and historical ignorance and illiteracy, even among supposedly learned professionals, who think they are all so knowing and wise.

Perhaps one of the main reasons for this paradox is found in the Holy Bible, to wit: I Corinthians 3-19, wherein the Apostle Paul was inspired to write, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God for it is written, ‘He entraps the wise in their own craftiness.’”

Even many of our elected leaders and officials have become ineffective, tending toward a level of incompetency, immaturity, moral and spiritual depravity, and lack of respect for God’s commandments and statues.

“Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child and your princes eat in the morning.”

“Blessed are you, O land, when you’re king is the son of nobles, and your leaders eat at the set time, for strength, and not for drunkenness!” Ecclesiastes 10:16-17.

Finally, there is the profound issue raised by a multitude of people in this country as to why our nation is experiencing and suffering so many evils. Why is God allowing for all these terrible diseases, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism to befall us?

The astounding answer, which most Americans, including a number of self-professing Christians, don’t want to admit nor believe, is again found in the pages of the Holy Bible, namely Leviticus 26:14-39 and Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Those verses are most revealing.

Even in the New Testament of the Bible, in Romans 1:21-32, the Apostle Paul very specifically wrote about a future generation, a generation existing immediately prior to and leading up to the prophesied return of Jesus Crist to this Earth, which would manifest itself, in God’s sight, as an end-time epitome of all-out evil, darkness, bitterness and hatred words toward God’s Word (Isaiah 5:20 and Jude 7-8).

Walter Cook

Harrisonville

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