- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)11
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- Sands Pancake House moving to Morgan Oak location (8/11/17)1
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- Cape movie theater to feature recliners, new food and drink options (8/11/17)3
- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)1
Bible calls for helping others
To the editor:
In response to the letter "The Bible is not a social gospel:" I must be reading a different Bible. My Bible is full of statements that speak of helping others. In fact, the Epistle of James, probably written by the brother of Jesus, says in chapter 2:14-26 that faith, belief and righteousness without works are dead. They go hand in hand.
I learned a long time ago that just because you have a catcher's mitt doesn't mean you can catch the ball, and accepting Christ into your life without reaching out to change the lives of others about you is not accepting him at all.
The previous letter said, "I gave biblical righteousness priority over social-welfare issues," and, "Sixty million people went to the polls and showed they knew the difference."
Has the writer asked these people if they know the difference?
RICHARD COMBS, Jackson