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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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