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It is interesting that so many will call upon the name of Jesus Christ to further their own ideas when they obviously do not have an understanding of who He is. All too often, someone will quote some nonsensical statement about Jesus Christ to bolster his or her own agenda.

Case in point is the letter written to The Union, “Peace and Christianity” dated Feb. 4. In this letter, the writer says “Christ waved no political flags and would belong to no political party,” yet uses statements he believes pertain to Jesus to further his own political ideals. What sanctimony.

The writer states: “His teachings of tolerance and nonviolence are as timely as tomorrow’s headlines.” Jesus called the Pharisees “whitewashed tombs,” among other things. Jesus taught about the consequences of sin and that hell awaited those who did not turn from their sin and follow him. This is not being tolerant; it is laying out the consequences of one’s actions. As for nonviolent, Jesus weaved a whip and used it to drive out the merchants from the temple.

Don’t listen to sound bites or read some other person’s ideas of Jesus. Go directly to the only legitimate source, the Bible.

Scott Fritz

Penn Valley

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