Letters to the editor for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Pastors must preach the gospel, not morals

My response to Haskins, Emery, and all other protestant pastors who think they can walk with God on one hand with their rock ’n’ roll and Route 666 records in the other, or who teach for doctrine the witchcraft books of men, or who waste time teaching about prayer when it’s not your job, or women who believe they’re called to pastor, show me in the King James Bible where that’s true?

Men, it’s not your job to preach morals, but rather the gospel. It’s God’s job to invite people to come to whatever congregation he desires, but if the gospel’s not preached, they won’t hear God’s voice. God calls people through the preached word and teaches through it. Luke 12:12, John 14:26, Romans 10:14 — “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And How shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall hear without a preacher?”

Most congregations, mainline protestant, are filled with thorns and briars. Women rule over them and children are their oppressors. Isaiah 3:12, 1 Peter 4:17 — Judgement has began at the house of God.

When preachers teach a work’s salvation (Rick Warren), and witchcraft is taught as truth (Mark Batterson), and pastors believe grace allows them to walk hand-in-hand with the word, and women rule with their husbands as co-pastors, true sheep, you better run from them as fast as you can, for they’re teaching a Babylonian brew. He who has ears to hear, let him/her hear.

Rosalee Barnwell Hinton

Carson City

Intersection bike plan for I-580 defies logic

The Muscle Powered organization wants to spend a large amount of money to have an underpass or overpass at the intersection of Highway 395 and Interstate 580. Why is that intersection different than the rest of the intersections in Carson City? Should we build overpasses over all of them?

There will not be any more safety problems with a biker or a walker stopping at a traffic light at I-580 than the rest of the intersections. Also, there are very few walkers or bikers on 395. There are enough other projects where that money could be used.

Walt Ratchford

Carson City


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