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Nov. 04, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

America is ‘A house divided’

Abraham Lincoln declared, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

As a people and as a nation, we seem to be absolutely determined to see that prophecy proved to be correct. Not since just before the Civil War have we been so divided as a nation. At that time, slavery was the most divisive issue. But today, there are many issues that divide us.

To cite just one example, will a world-ruling dictator emerge in the next few years? If so, I shall not be surprised if, when he does, America will be divided on the same-sex marriage issue.

Some states will legalize gay marriage, while others will not. In other words, this kind of marriage will not be nationalized, and we shall be a house divided.

With each day that passes, our greatest American (or second greatest after only George Washington) is looking more and more like a true prophet.

William R. Brown

South Charleston


Faith says Jonah’s story is true

God told Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and preach to them the message I give you, but Jonah did not want to go, so he tried to hide from God by boarding a ship in Joppa. We cannot hide from God. Then God sent great waves, a violent storm. They cast lots to see who was responsible for this calamity, the lot fell on Jonah. He told the sailors he was a Hebrew, and I worship the Lord, the sea was getting rougher, Jonah tells the men, pick me up and throw me into the sea and it will be calm.

When they threw Jonah overboard the raging sea became calm. This made believers out of these pagan sailors. Now the Lord provided a great fish to swallow Jonah.

Ludicrous, you say, stupid or unreasonable? You are putting God on man’s level. Where is your faith? We are talking about the Creator, One who parted the Red Sea, raised the dead, turned water into wine. If God saw fit to put Jonah in the belly of a whale, then “so be it.”

Olivia Dean




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