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LETTER: What if we didn't follow the Bible's teaching?

To the Editor: I read the Letter to the Editor by Eric Nase in Feb. 13's edition of The Daily Republic, and would like to respond by saying, "What if" the Bible is not a reliable book? I do not know Eric, but it seems he wants to say the Bible is...

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To the Editor:

I read the Letter to the Editor by Eric Nase in Feb. 13's edition of The Daily Republic, and would like to respond by saying, "What if" the Bible is not a reliable book?

I do not know Eric, but it seems he wants to say the Bible is not a book we should have as a part of our lives. So I don't want to attack him for what he says, but want to put before you some things that I have not found in human reasoning for good living that the Bible speaks about.

Without the Bible, where do we find principles for living a good life? It says, "What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?" Without the Bible, we can only seek the praise of men. Without the teaching of the Bible, we can only live by any rules we want to make. So there is no absolute truth, no wisdom, no devil, no Heaven, no Hell, no angels, no forgiveness, no reason to feel guilt, no evil, no law, nothing that is sinful, no Savior, no guidelines for a moral life and no reason to help your neighbor.

In my mind, without the Bible's teachings, we would have no need for courts, jails, police, hospitals, prayer and medicine. For why would we want these things that help us to live a peaceful life? I do believe in the Bible, and have followed it for more than 50 years. Finally, Jesus said, "If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, I will be ashamed of him."

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