I appreciate the Bible section of the Kansas City Star, which is a Saturday feature. But if you’re going
to read it, it’s best that you know your Bible. Because it seems that the writers are trying to be Everyman…sticking
with the name “God” as it applies to today’s thinking.
In the “Voices of Faith” articles, written each week by persons of various beliefs, in which a
question is asked and two persons give their opinions, the question was, “Does God answer prayers of people who refuse
to practice their faith?” a person of an A.M.E. church says that prayer is a way of practicing our faith, while a Rabbi
says that each person must follow the dictates of his or her own conscience, and that God answers prayers according to the
divine scheme, not human understanding. Neither gives a clear answer, it seems to me.
And neither person mentions Jesus Christ; only God. And although Jehovah God is above all, he sent Jesus Christ
to bring us a better way to serve Him. He taught, then went back to Heaven, leaving the Holy Spirit as our Comforter, and
Christians now look forward to Christ’s second coming. Meanwhile, the Jewish people are still looking for His first
The Jewish religion accepts what we call the “Old Testament” but not the “New Testament,”
while Christians look upon the “Old” as a history in which every word is true, but that Jesus Christ and his followers
came to earth in human form and gave Himself as a sacrifice for all who would believe in Him, replacing The Law, including
the sacrificing of animals to cover personal sins. And the Bible is clear in stating that those who do not accept Jesus as
the Christ must continue the old way of countless animal sacrifices and obeying the Law of the Old Testament. (Galations 5:2-3).
Know your Bible before reading about other faiths, even among Christian beliefs. 37BT Bill Thornton Sept 29, 2007