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JESUS: Carried a big stick

| August 21, 2020 1:00 AM

This is a response to Mike Lee of Bayview ”think about Jesus.”

First off, I do not know what Bible translation he is using or what Jesus he believes in, but it is definitely not the Jesus that I read in the Bible.

Mr. Lee says “… all of us are God’s children,” which is just not true. If it were true, then why did Jesus himself call the Pharisees “Ye are children of the Devil” John 8:44 KJV. Furthermore, if we are all God’s children then why did Jesus say “ye must be born again” John 3:3. What would you need to be born again for if you are God’s child?

Jesus is not as flakey and mushy and loves every one guy that Mr. Lee would like us to believe. Jesus is bold and said quite clearly, “I came not to send peace but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” (Matthew 10;34-36)

Mr. Lee also says “Rather than violating the common sense of masks and social distancing.” I have one question for Mr. Lee. Were you not loving your neighbor last year when you did not wear a mask and social distance yourself during the flu? You know why you didn’t? Because it was the flu, but this year all of a sudden during an election year it is the big bad COVID and if you don’t do as the masses then you are unloving, uncaring and so on. All because you bow down to that big black box in your living room and believe everything they say on it instead of really using common sense and read the big black book on your shelf. Paul said in the book of Romans chapter 12, “be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

PATRICK THOMAS FEE

Coeur d’Alene