- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)14
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
All of Scripture condemns sins
To the editor:
The writer of the letter "Die is cast -- for a while" made a critical remark: "The pietists and the Pharisees won. Lord, we thank thee that we are not as the other men are, abortionists, homosexuals, liberals or even as this tax collector."
The writer seems to indicate that to speak out against these activities would be anti-Christian. Jesus spoke out sharply against sin. To such who repented he forgave their sin from the bottom of his heart. Examples: Zacheas, the tax collector who vowed to repay fourfold where he had cheated, or the woman caught in the act of adultery and brought to Jesus by the Pharisees. The Lord forgave her, no doubt because she repented. But Christ also added the firm warning: "Go, and sin no more."
In the Old Testament, Moses and the other prophets warned against sin. In the New Testament, John the Baptist as well as St. Paul warned sharply against the above-mentioned sins and admonished the people to repent.
All of Scripture sharply condemns the acts homosexuality, adultery and abortion. Think about it, you who make light of these and other sins.
LEONARD A. KUEHNERT, Altenburg, Mo.