2005-12-21 / Letters


The origin of life can be found in the Book of Genesis

Dear Editor:

I am writing you concerning the article in Monday’s Ledger about the origin of life.

First of all, I am a Christian and that alone means that there is no debate about where life began. I see, however, that there are upstanding citizens in our state and local community who seem to be confused about this matter. Some of these folks are also members of churches right here in Gaffney. I am not sure where the fellowship they attend gets their information about the origin of life, BUT I know where that information can be found if they need it. This may come as a shock to them, but it is found in the Bible, and to be a little more specific, in the book of Genesis. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis1:1). Now I don’t know about those folks, but that is real clear to me.

These same people who are against teaching creationism are always the ones crying because our youth are out of control. They want to start new programs, make new laws and plead with local pastors to help get a handle on the drugs, violence, and behavior problems that are running rampant in our schools. Yet they don’t want to get to the root of the problem, that God and His Word have been taken out of the classroom. We do have some good born-again, Bible believing teachers in our school system, but if they want to keep their jobs they must obey the laws of man. The laws that have ruined our education system all over America.

Rep. (DeWitt) McCraw said, according to the Ledger, “I think we need to take a long hard look at it ( the bill to change the way the origin of life is taught). We don’t need to move fast with any changes.”

Well he is right about one thing. We do need to take a long hard look at some things. We need to look hard at who we vote in to government, we need to look hard at who we vote in to our school system, we need to look hard at who we hire to teach the children, and we need to look hard at who we call to lead our churches.

The farther we get away from the Bible, the farther we get away from a civilized society. “In those days.... every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). Wow, that sounds like where we are today, doesn’t it? Let’s leave the theories alone and just stick to the facts. Jeff Shipley Gaffney, SC Praise for Gaffney Board of Public Works crews

Dear Editor:

I would like to express my appreciation for our BPW line crew.

None us can comprehend the massive task this group of devoted men face when we have an ice storm like we have just had or a wind storm.

This group of very cooperative men have had their hands full with the storm recovery effort.

Their boss Fred Keller and his assistant John Williams are as fine a men as you will ever meet.

We all should appreciate the fine job they are doing. My hat is off to you men.

Thanks again George H. Fizer

Gaffney SC

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