Unbelievers Can't See the Light

RECEIVED Thu., Feb. 19, 2004

Dear Editor,
    Jesus is a gift. When he died for everyone's sins he offered everyone eternal life. Everyone accepts or rejects him and his power.
    Many people say they are uncomfortable with such a narrow view of salvation. Instead some believe they can do everything by themselves; others believe any religion leads to heaven.
    The fact is we can do a lot. God creates "wonderfully and fearfully made" creatures. However, we don't accomplish as much without God's help. When a believer prays in the name of Jesus, God hears, moves, and sends angels. He also gives power and authority to those who believe. See Ephesians 1:17-23 for proof. This power given to those who accept Jesus scares and ticks off the devil, so he and his dark angels constantly attack Christians and try to spread lies and deceit all over the world.
    Want proof? Today education does not zealously promote that abstinence until marriage is the only absolute way to avoid pregnancy and stop STDs. Birth control is zealously promoted. (Whoever makes birth control devices receives a lot of money.) People in the media often try to censor Christianity. How often do you hear of God's healings? I go to MD Anderson in Houston. Not everyone is healed totally, but I hear, see, and witness at least one miracle and answered prayer every time I am there.
    The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:4, "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." The lack of media attention and educational instruction given to the Bible, its principles (the Ten Commandments), and the miracles God does is censorship to further blind people to God's glory and mightiness.
Alanda Ledbetter
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