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Letters to the editor: July 2006

Responses to column on immigration This is in response to Bailey McBride’s article: “Immigrants crossing the border should be loved as Christ loves us” (Page 34, June). I agree that immigrants should be loved as Christ loved us.
I, like you, also don’t have the answer to the political problem of what to do with illegal immigrants. So, I’ll love any immigrant that comes over here.
I appreciated your column regarding illegal immigration, particularly your statement that, although you don’t know the solutions to the political problems, you do know that the church is responsible to love all people and act for their good.
Questioning the focus on The Da Vinci Code
Why are Christians (and not only Christians but non-believing biblical scholars and academics and historians of several disciplines, including medieval history and art history) wasting all this time talking about a fiction novel? (Page 1, June). Isn’t it just a book? Aren’t people smart enough to figure that out for themselves?
Christians should use The Da Vinci Code, both the novel and the film, as a springboard to share the real Jesus with a lost world. But to do that we need to be aquainted with the twisted history in the novel and film as well as the real history, and especially this neo-Gnostic trend.

Pros, cons on changes at Stamford church
I think the term “Exodus Movement” (Page 18, June) must now mean, “a journey away from the church our Lord established.” When Paul tells Timothy that the “elder must be … the husband of one wife” and “deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect,” do you really think he intended “men” and “women” to be interchangeable?
No doubt much good is being done there (Stamford, Conn.), but I find ample opportunites for service in traditional women’s roles while leaving the monumental responsibility of deacon and elder duties to the ones God intended: godly men!
Readers, I’m supposing, will have many different takes on your article on the Stamford church, but I am truly appreciative of the high standards of journalistic integrity you demonstrated both while here and in your writing the piece. Essentially you just reported on what you saw and heard, but you wrote it beautifully and wove it into a compelling and, I believe, truthful story line.
I am truly appreciative and admiring of your courage as well as your competence.
Thanks for your articles about the Exodus churches.
The Christian Chronicle gets the news to us in the most unbiased way, telling what is going on. I guess I am hearing things that I really don’t want to hear, but we must, for we are living in such a changing world. We must change with it if we are to bring the lost to Christ in this new millennium, for his love has not changed in 2000 years. Again, I don’t see the Chronicle take sides.

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