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NOLAN CONLEY: Columnist off mark on scriptures

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Scripture should be quoted in context

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

This is a response to the article by Mr. Carlton Fletcher in The Albany Herald on Christmas Day. The first thing he could do is not take scripture out of context and try to make it sound like it teaches something that it doesn’t.

He tries to make the Old Testament sound like a fairy tale. Jesus himself quotes from the Old Testament because the New testament had not been written yet. Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4 and II Timothy 3:16 say all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and II Peter 1:20 says no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. If we let it, the Bible will interpret itself.

To get back to what Mr. Robertson said, it seems that if one tells the truth, especially concerning religion, some people get unhappy and what Mr. Robertson said about men and men or women and women is true, Leviticus 18:22-23, Romans 1:24-32.

Let’s make sense of why it’s wrong. In the beginning, God formed man of the dust of the ground and then made woman from man’s (or Adam’s) rib, Genesis 2:7, 22-23. God made them male and female and told them to be fruitful and multiply, Genesis 1:27-28. God made it possible for there to be families. It takes a man and a woman. You see, two men together or two women together can’t do that. None of us would be here if God had made two gay men or two gay women.

The devil, or Satan, has a counterfeit for everything that God does. He tricks people into thinking they are born that way. He makes them think they don’t have a choice. God’s word says for us to reason together. Isaiah 1:18. If we let God’s word interpret itself, it always makes sense. Mr. Fletcher should study God’s word before he writes such articles.

NOLAN CONLEY

Albany