Biblical revelation needed

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It is with great interest that I read the editorials and letters in The Augusta Chronicle. It is with greater interest that I note the Bible verses that appear daily in The Chronicle. Yet, for all this “goodness,” something is lacking – without a biblical foundation our culture and country is doomed.

Editors of The Chronicle lament the “village” attempt to raise a child which has been disastrous (“So much for the village,” June 9). They call for the resurrection of the family. On what basis is this call? Why are the failures of the village “bad?” If there is no ultimate standard for a moral culture, what difference does it make how children are raised and how they turn out? What difference does anything make?

At this point, I must ask forgiveness of The Chronicle, its readers, and the nation. For the most part, the churches (Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox) have failed both to proclaim and to follow biblical teachings. Degradation in society and in civil government has only come about because Christians and their churches have failed in this mission to preach the whole Gospel, not only of the necessity of conversion but Jesus’ command – “If you love me, keep my commandments” – not just some, but all in the comprehensive manner in which He developed them (lust leads to adultery, anger leads to murder, etc.).

Perhaps what we need is a reversal of God’s normal order. Since Christians and churches are not holding up the biblical standard, The Chronicle should call them to account for their sins that have led to these social evils. But, regardless of who does the calling, without a biblical revelation for individuals, families, society and the state, the people will perish.

Ed Payne, M.D.


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corgimom 06/22/13 - 04:21 pm
I wonder, does the AC hire

I wonder, does the AC hire divorced people? People who have babies and aren't married? People who use birth control? People who have gotten DUI's? People who have been in prison and are convicted felons? People with alcoholism, drug problems, anger problems? People that commit adultery? People who have had abortions?

But the AC should be the ones to proclaim moral standards? Really?

faithson 06/22/13 - 06:08 pm

yet is is our duty to 'serve' our fellow man in whatever capacity our 'spirit of truth', the Holy Ghost, leads us after we 'ask' in prayer.

corgimom 06/22/13 - 07:28 pm
No, Bizkit, as you get older,

No, Bizkit, as you get older, most people develop a stronger faith.

Life has a way of doing that to you. It's not a "wonder", it's part of maturing, and seeing and dealing with life situations.

InChristLove 06/22/13 - 09:30 pm
"as you get older, most

"as you get older, most people develop a stronger faith"

Only if you have the faith to start with.

I'm still trying to figure out why corgimom asked if the AC hired divorce people, those who have had a child out of wedlock or gotten a DUI?

"But the AC should be the ones to proclaim moral standards? Really?"

Where has the AC stated their viewpoint. I thought the letter was Dr. Paynes opinon?

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