- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)5
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)34
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)3
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)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