To the Editor,
I’m thankful for local newspapers that continue to open their doors in search of community in all its glory – births and deaths, graduations, weddings, holidays, celebrations and scandals.
Plus, over-the-fence conversations about local things that need fixing and those who are up to the challenge or not. A variety of stories that display a range of behavior like caring and sharing, industry, and frivolity that lead us to know our neighbors better.
Thank you, Bluffton Sun.
To the Editor:
A recent article in The Bluffton Sun stated that Christ did not come to save us, “but rather to direct our attention back to the reality of who we are as divine expressions of God.”
To say something so clearly opposed to the clear teaching of the Bible, with the title of minister, I believe warrants a response. Should we be thankful people? Absolutely! (1 Thess 5:18; Phil 4:4). But how could we possibly be thankful for anything, how could we have any true peace, unless we have first been reconciled to God, the one who has made us, the one who redeems His people from the curse of sin, the one who is blessed and the fount of every blessing (Eph 1:3)?
To claim that Jesus did not live to save sinners ignores the clear teaching of Scripture and will lead many to everlasting ruin (1 John 5:10-13; Romans 3:23-26). It is not by works of the law that we are saved (Phil 3:9), especially not good works performed before people (Matt 6:1-4), but the righteousness which is ours through faith in Christ, which is itself a gift of God (Eph 2:4-10).
Yes, we ought to be grateful, but there first must be something worthy of our eternal praise, namely salvation, which comes through embracing Christ as the only Savior.
Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church of the Lowcountry