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 Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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