Jason Cook's letter on April 25, "Infallible Scripture," talks about the "evil and sin" in humanity and our "need for a savior." In a way this seems like another modern-day marketing campaign. A demand for a product is created (we are sinners bound for hell), and the demand is met with that product (the salvation of Jesus). Works with mouthwash!
Questions: I agree, there is "evil and sin" in humanity, but isn't there also good? Why is this so seldom talked about in churches? To be fair, shouldn't this positive side also be considered?
As a result, how can churches have a positive effect on humanity? Shouldn't the punishment (hell) fit the crime (sin), or the wage the labor? Is hell a justified punishment for a sincere (but erroneous) opinion? How many actually deserve an eternity of agony?
Infallible Scripture! Hmm, now if people could only agree on what Scripture means.
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D.L. (ANDY) ANDERSON, Richland