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Letter to the editor: Reflections inspired by this city of churches

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:01 am
A few months back, I did a short sojourn in St. Joseph Hospital, and while there resting in a chair by the window I had a chance to survey the landscape. And there, from my fourth-floor vantage point was a breathtaking view. Etched against the horizon, I counted eight or nine church steeples, pointed toward the sky, with the cross on top. Then I remembered, I had always heard that Fort Wayne was a city of churches. What a designation!

And I for one have attended many different sanctuaries here in the city, and they are all attractive in their own way. But the one main theme that pulls us all together is Jesus Christ. We stand in our churches and sing, “Stand up, stand up for Jesus,” but do we? We sing “Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war.” But are we?

Our once-Christian America is being attacked from all quarters. The Bible absolutes have all been set aside as though they never existed. Today in most media coverage, serious subjects are now relegated to be a matter of opinion. If we were to live by the Ten Commandments, we would have a perfect world. But today the administration sits on opinion, the Supreme Court’s opinions are very decisive, and, of course, we have the opinion of the likes of Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh to name a few.

A write-up in The News-Sentinel by Kevin Leininger on March 21 entitled, “When you pray to many gods, will any of them answer?” What an interesting question. I found the answer in, of course, the Bible: 2 John 9, 10, 11. But of course I believe in the word of God. It says what it means and means what it says.

Norma Shelton


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