Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

‘Prejudice’ doesn’t apply to Christianity

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, September 6, 2002 10:00 pm | Updated: 9:48 am, Tue Aug 27, 2013.

Congratulations and thanks to the News-Sentinel's religion page editor, Ross Farrow, for this diverse and fair-minded forum of ideas.

My dad used to say we don't really know where we stand until we're challenged. Thank you for this challenging and thought-provoking opportunity for discussion.

After reading the News-Sentinel's article, "Lodi Baha'is draw leaders' attention to religious prejudice," it was disappointing not to see our own Christian community, especially our pastors, speak up and out on behalf of the all-inclusive exclusivity of Christianity.

Prejudice is defined as a judgment or opinion formed before the facts are known, preconceived idea or prejudgment held in disregard of the facts that contradict it; unreasonable lies.

Since the facts are in, and the fulfillment of biblical prophecy before our very eyes testifies to the fact of Christ Jesus is lord and savior, and since this truth is non-contradictory, the term "prejudice" does not apply to Christianity.

And since Christ Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, Christianity is the reality … the relationship with our father, the one true living God Jehovah.

No other religious faith, not Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, paganism, Baha'i, not even Judaism offers us a savior … salvation from our sin.

Christianity alone offers justification, sanctification and reconciliation with Jehovah through his love, mercy and forgiveness manifested in his son, Christ Jesus. This is truth, not prejudice.

Indeed, there is religious prejudice prevalent in our communities. The next time you're in a group of people, just drop the name of Jesus … immediately lines are drawn in the sand, sides are taken, hackles are raised and names are called.

Why? The answer is simply that the world has no reason to hate us, but it hates Christ Jesus because he bears witness to the sinfulness of the world (John 7:7).

We oppose Jehovah out of jealous envy and covetousness of his holiness, righteousness, justice and love. We refuse to accept our sinful fallen nature and resent and reject our accountability to sovereign God.

William Van Amber Fields

Morada

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

Recent Comments

Posted 22 hours ago by Kevin Paglia.

article: Lodi water supply to be cut as East Bay…

As dry as this year has been I am amazed at how many homes I drive by still watering their lawn for very long times. One house in my neigh…

More...

Posted 2 days ago by Andrew Liebich.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

Mr. Barrow said, "I thought you weren't caught up in the left right paradigm." My response was, "I'm not but you would rath…

More...

Posted 2 days ago by Joe Baxter.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

So, now there is a "double standard", one for public figures and one for the average citizen? More liberal hogwash.

More...

Posted 2 days ago by nth degree wise.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

Oh Joe you're such a kidder. Someone might easily conclude you were mean spirited by your comment.

More...

Posted 2 days ago by Charles Nelson.

article: Letter: A grandson’s birthday wishes fo…

Happy birthday Don. Jeff, your grandfather is an amazing human being, and an exemplary member of our community. What a blessing it is for a…

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 187

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists