Mr. Threewit has written a valuable letter (2-6-20) which Christians should take seriously. I’m thankful that he felt he could express his sentiments honestly. I’d like to mention a few items from the Bible his letter omits.

The first human bloodshed in the Bible is Cain’s jealous murder of his brother Abel. God told Cain, who denied his crime, “The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.” God never condones the taking of innocent life; He calls such killing murder.

God gave mankind 120 years to repent before sending a global flood (Gen. 6:3) because He “saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5). Everyone sins, but not everyone repents. Only eight people did; for them God provided an ark, a type of Christ. A sinner can always flee to Christ to escape the wages of sin, which is death (eternal separation from God).

Christ shed His blood to pay the penalty of sin “Without shedding of blood is no remission” (Heb. 9:22). Christ’s sinless life enabled Him to be a blood sacrifice, a substitute atonement, for sinners.

God’s commands are simple, but they are hateful to sinful man who cannot keep them unless he is “born again” (John 3:7) and controlled by the indwelling Holy Spirit.

After living as an atheist for many years, I can truly say that Christ is a wonderful Savior. He is gracious to anyone who is tired of the burden of sin and willing to forsake it.

Mary Hohmann