Conservative Christians do carePublished 9:02am Tuesday, September 4, 2012
This letter is in response to a My Point of View column by Jennifer Vogt-Erickson that was printed Aug. 21.Horn
It seems that Jennifer knows very little about conservative Christians. I have been one for over 60 years, so I would like to tell her that a conservative Christian is a person who has placed his/her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and his death on the cross for their sins.
“Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God.” — 1 Peter 3:18.
A conservative Christian believes that the Word of God is infallible and that it is God’s instruction book to us. It brings us the good news that we can walk the paths of righteousness in this life and live with him for eternity when this life is over. That is the gospel! The good news was not that he had come to relieve the poor from their oppression or he would have done that instantly, but he said, “The poor we will always have with us.” The good news to the poor, the middle class and the rich was that they could have eternal life through the truth he brought to them. There is also a “gospel of works” a social gospel that many are trying to use to get them in good graces with God. It won’t work!
Jennifer said Jesus didn’t broach the subject of gays and abortion. Oh yes he did! In the 10 commandments, which he came to fulfill, he said, “Thou shalt not kill.” He did not say it is OK to kill anyone who has not been born yet. God also has something to say about the gay lifestyle. Read Romans 1:16-32.
Jennifer must not be aware of the many organizations that conservative Christians support such as Samaritan’s Purse that sends trucks and volunteers to areas hit by disasters and collects for Operation Shoebox sending millions of shoeboxes filled with things for kids in third-world countries. Also, Operation Blessing from the 700 Club provides trucks and assistance to disaster victims all over the world. There are others such as the Salvation Army, World Vision, etc. They are not bound up with red tape and corruption like the government programs you talk about.
Jennifer, you have crisis in your thinking because you do not really understand what God’s word teaches. You need to go to a church where the Word of God is taught for what it is — the word of God.
I am a conservative, born again, Bible-believing Christian. I vote Republican not because they can bring in a kingdom where no one has needs but because they are pro-life, pro-marriage between one woman and one man as God intended it to be, and because they are for a smaller, more efficient government where citizens have more rights.