Tim Zeak, an atheist, had another letter on June 1. He had one in March basically with the same question or complaint regarding Christians. He thinks they are not very moral. He picks various scriptures from the Bible to verify his claims.
I have been a Christian most of my 70-plus years, and I thank God every day for his wonderful plan of salvation. The Bible is a history book as well as revealing God’s plan to provide a savior for the sinful world. I don’t know how much Mr. Zeak knows about the Bible but I would suppose very little. Some gruesome situations took place in biblical times. You would have to know the entire Bible and its purpose to fully understand why things happened as they did.
The Old Testament dealt with God’s chosen people, Israel. You may think that is wrong, but God intended for that nation to be a light to others. By providing the law (Ten Commandments), God wanted His people to live in such a way to be an example. They failed. God knew they would, and from the very beginning He had a plan that required the sacrifice of His only begotten son, Jesus Christ. You may not like what the Bible says, but it is true.
Mankind has a choice. You either believe in God’s word and accept Jesus as your personal savior or you don’t. As for generosity, Christians are probably the most generous people there are. How many schools/colleges, hospitals, organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse were founded by Christians? Missionaries are all over the world doing good and sharing God’s love.
Christians are not perfect, but we recognize our need for forgiveness.
Rosemary Bailey, Winter Haven