- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)4
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
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