A Letter to the Tenesseeans

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I am a faith-believing Christian and have seen and experienced a holy presence I equate to God; I can follow the divine hand and distinguish the temporal from the eternal. I know I live on a planet in which the substance of life is fed by things (sun, water) that come from beyond the planet. But nothing in my faith or its teachings, in its stories of redemption and outreach and sacrifice say a group of legislators should appoint the holy book of Christianity as an official book of Tennessee!

As Paul wrote letters to the churches of his time, warning against well meaning false practices, I would say to the people and officials of Tennessee such an act smacks of self-conceit or pride, (2 Peter 2:18) and turns the Bible into a state-approved idol, and they have exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served things rather than the Creator (Romans 1:25).

We may debate that “truth,” but no where by parable or record, does the book suggest Tennessee do anything more than confess its sins, treat others well, and love all equally.

The Bible Meets the Salamander http://nyti.ms/1SCdCd5


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