- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
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