May America come to true repentance

Published 11:11 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2008

To the Editor:

I’d like to respond to Karlus Bailey’s letter about Sen. Obama. (“Barack Obama appears to have anti-American stance,” Oct. 19)

First of all, have you not, at some point in your life, hung around with someone who lied, stole, cheated, committed adultery, or even murder?

This is just a short list. I’m sure you have. I have, and yes, even Jesus Christ did. Did that make you or me any of those things? Of course not. I’m not comparing you or me with the Lord because we couldn’t begin to compare, but the point is, just because we know or hang around someone who has done wrong things, doesn’t make us whatever that person is.

I noticed a lot of your sentences began with “it appears” or “there appears,” but have you done any research to get the true facts.

Second, you said he talks about slavery in his book and he needs to get over that issue. I’m sure if it was the other way, he’d feel the same, being his mother and her parents are Caucasians.

Third, I know wars will come because the Bible says so but I think the war in Iraq was senseless and a lot of people lost their lives prematurely.

Fourth, Sen. Obama doesn’t need a state trooper’s job when he’s already a senator and soon to be our next president.

To sum it all up, I’ll leave this passage from II Chronicles 7:14 (God speaking): “If my people, which are called by name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

May America come to true repentance and find love in our hearts for one another, no matter what color or race.

May God help us so He can bless us.

H. Jean Williams