Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2014

Jesus means much to believers

— — In response to a letter written in your newspaper May 26, I’m sure the writer is a true patriot of our great nation who has the right, as do others, to leave “under God” out of the pledge of allegiance. Although I do not agree with such I would defend his belief to do so.

It is such a privilege to live in a country where one can not be harassed and/or persecuted because of one’s beliefs. However, the writer who quoted John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and Thomas Paine as doubters of the deity of Jesus Christ should have gone back further into our history when the first settlers made their journey to the new world (Pilgrims, Puritans, Huguenots and others).

Yes, that was before our nation was founded but is doesn’t lessen the fact that there were many God-fearing leaders and believers who helped form this great nation, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and of more recent, Martin Luther King. These men did believe in the deity of Jesus as has been recorded several times.

Personally, I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. However, if he wasn’t whom some individuals think he is, and was, I would rather have the belief in his deity and hope to see him face to face than not believe and spend an eternity outside his presence. For those of us who believe, he is our counselor, comforter, redeemer and savior. Also, I know, that I know, that I know, he will reign forever and ever. Amen.

Carmen L. Stauffer


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