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Letter to the Editor


Matthew Shepard, Perry

10:40 am

Independent Editor,
I have had several debates on a social media site, but one stands out most to me is in regards to our Inalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. I have had some individuals that say God didn’t grant us those rights…man did. God inspired me to exclaim to the same individuals and other people that He did indeed grant us those inalienable rights. He gave us life through conception not just birth. We receive liberty through the salvation of Jesus Christ. When we abide in His word, we may pursue happiness.
Abortion is now allowed at twenty weeks; an unborn baby has a heartbeat at twelve weeks. Abortion was not bad enough to be allowed as partial birth, but our Congress and State Legislature decided to allow euthanasia for an individual with a terminal illness. Now, our federal government is considering allowing euthanasia (killing) individuals with mental disorders. It will not matter whether the person is mentally handicapped or struggles with depression and anxiety. The key idea is people that “suffer” with any affliction can have their life ended. Sounds like Hitler’s Nazi Regime getting rid of those who are not fully capable of
functioning in a society. This initiative is being pushed by the Democrats and many Republicans support it. Our government is also considering allowing babies to be put to death after they are born. What part of thou shall not kill (Exodus 20:13) is not understood?
We, as Christians, have allowed the practice of unconstitutional legalized abortion to go on for far too long, and that is the primary reason this nation has fallen from God’s favor. Here are a few more scripture references.
1. Proverbs 6:16-19, God detests hands that shed innocent blood
2. Jeremiah 7:31 something I (God) did not command, nor did it enter my mind.
3. Genesis 9:5-6, Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed.
4. Deuteronomy 27:25, Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.
5. Matthew 18:1-2, 10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones.
6. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
With all of these scriptures and many more, is there not enough proof that God desired to preserve life rather than destroy it?

Matthew Shepard, Perry

Matthew Shepard, Perry was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by Karen Elford