published: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Foundation being chipped away
My wife and I attended the National Day of Prayer held at the Highlands County Courthouse on May 2. There were a lot of great speakers and we were able to see many people we had not seen in some time, courthouse employees and officials, law enforcement, and many pastor friends. The Walker Memorial Academy Fire & Steel band was excellent, and Heartland Idol winner Mary Hazel Teope gave an excellent rendition of the national anthem. David Flowers music was uplifting, and Joe Lewis really got the crowd on its feet with his performance of "Proud to be an American".
There were three major speakers this year, Father Luis H. Pacheo of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church of Avon Park, Dr. Kevin Aherns of the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, and Sebring Mayor George Hensley. Each of them gave us all something in their speaking to think about and to carry with us through our lives as Americans. The spiritual history of this country is a 400-year foundation to build upon; however it is slowly being chipped away by political correctness. I'm sorry to say that I heard that political correctness in at least two of the speeches. There was reference made to our "Muslim or Islamic brothers", from a biblical framework I cannot call followers of Islam brothers.
The Qur'an teaches to kill or subjugate those who do not belong to Islam; read this yourself, don't take my word on it. The God of the Bible teaches us to love, care and serve those who do not know Christ as their personal Savior. We are urged to pray for them always. On the other hand, I cannot call them brothers because God tells us in His word, "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness"; (paraphrase) Isaiah 5:20. Second Corinthians 6:14 tells us not to be bound with unbelievers, for what fellowship has light with darkness (paraphrase). Read it for yourself.
Larry J. Overfield
foundation bein chipped away (by: Larry J Overfield - 5/10/2013)
Any opinion that gets people talking is worth it.
Larry Overfield (by: TLC and Mike - 5/8/2013)
Mr. Overfield, This is a much better opinion letter. (You did not rant or have an overt amount of rhetoric). It is letters written in this manor that will gain more widespread positive conversation, and a foundation to work from
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