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Letter: Serving God and country

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

As our country is involved in the Middle East and other parts of the world, we can look at the United States through a Christian world view and see how we fit into God’s plan for mankind.

Many years ago, man had an erroneous image of God as a righteous, all-powerful being, so awesome that to see His fate was to die. To sin was to incur His wrath.

Someone had to give us a more correct understanding of God’s love, mercy, forgiveness and grace. That person would have to endure heat, cold, hunger, thirst, fatigue, and other unpleasant physical conditions. He would have to see evil, cruelty, injustices, hatred, and other examples of man’s inhumanity to man. He would have to face rejection and opposition from those who felt their power threatened. He would have to set us free from the wrong ideas that were holding us captive. And in the end, He would have to suffer and die for our sins.

Jesus volunteered for that job, came to earth as a human, and showed...

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