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Letter: Having faith can be hard, but it's far more rewarding


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Posted Online: April 23, 2014, 11:00 pm
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This is in rebuttal to the April 12 column, "'God's not Dead'? Yes, people deserve to hear from all sides."

Nowhere in the Bible do I find that Stephen was stoned for picking up sticks. He was stoned for standing up for his belief in Christ. And where does it say "by God's prompting" children were torn apart by bears?

It is true that what you teach a child when he is young is going to stay with him throughout his life. He will believe a donkey talked in Numbers 22:21-36 because God said it. If you've ever read an autobiography of someone, did you doubt what it said about that person?

Where does the Bible say the universe is 6,000 years old? If you don't believe the moon has its own light, what do you see when you look up in the sky?

Christians hold onto their beliefs knowing they are true from the beginning of time. We don't change our minds as the scientists do when they are proven wrong.

Because the world that God made is so magnificent, we cannot always understand or explain it. Religion says, "I don't know everything, let's go to the Bible, ask God and find out." If we believe that Jesus died for our sins and in three days became alive again, we can ask Him any questions we have when we see Him in heaven.

It is much easier living for the world than living with Christ in your life but it is a much more peaceful, loving, joyful and wonderful way to live.

Sally Lubben,
Rock Island















 




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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