Letter: Live life according to the Scriptures

From: The Rev. William Stache


So we have the column that promotes a better Columbus community than during the day when Mike Pence lived here. Well, there may be greater prosperity because of industry and commerce. And we may have newer cars and more stores and better streets, but that doesn’t make us better. In fact, while some presuppose that gay marriage and transgender bathrooms and a woman’s right to end the life of her unborn child make for a more open and better community, in reality we have gone backward from the morality of the past, which counts more than prosperity and a better life.

While Pence is being castigated for standing up for his faith and the right of all people of faith to hold to the truth of God’s word, in reality it is that which makes a community solid and righteous.

We may think that God’s word is out of date, but in reality it is only that which makes us free. Truth No. 1 is that this is God’s world. Evolution has turned our minds to evil and thinking only of oneself. Jesus himself would say, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” It is still true. God loved and still loves everyone who has or will ever live on the face of this Earth. He sent Jesus to help us with our sin, our wayward ways. Jesus would suffer the punishment for each of us and all of us so that our lives would be connected to him in forgiveness. He truly wants that for all people.

True Christians love all people, certainly not the evil things they do, but still they want the best for all people. The best for people is to live according to the book God gave us, the holy Scriptures. And when people are living lives pleasing to God and his word, and looking to him for forgiveness through the cross of Jesus, that will make for the most modern, up-to-date, God-fearing community.