The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 28, 2013

Readers' Forum 12-28 | Bible is not hate speech, but a guide

JOHNSTOWN — I’ve never seen one episode of “Duck Dynasty” and I can honestly say I don’t even know what it’s about. But I have seen promos for TV programs, movies and video games, and many are either sexually explicit, violent or profane or a combination thereof. Many programs and even commercials on TV are not fit for children. In fact adults should be ashamed or embarrassed by their presentation.

Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” in an interview, quotes the Bible accurately, and he is reprimanded for it. Although, the A&E Network has the right to do as it  pleases, can you see the hypocrisy and godlessness in the entertainment industry? It will allow programming that is actually detrimental to society, but objects to something godly.

The Bible is God’s established guide book for people to live by. It is not hate speech to quote Scripture. In fact, it is actually love speech because you’re telling people things that God wants them to know.

God is not “... willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9.

The message Robertson is getting out is a message that should be ringing forth from every Christian. Man is a sinner, Christ is savior. Man is to repent of sin and call on Christ to save him, and God’s grace mercifully saves man from judgment, which is the lake of fire.

There’s your answer to homosexuality, adultery and all sin.

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.

Bernie Bolha

Upper Yoder Township

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