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Letters to the editor – Saturday (8-29-09)

Pastors falling to temptation
I have come to the conclusion there aren’t many true Christian churches with God-called pastors left on this Earth. I say this because it seems like almost every day, the news has something about a pastor molesting children or committing other ungodly crimes.
A true child of God, including pastors, will resist being tempted by Satan to satisfy their fleshly desires and to do ungodly acts. Yes, I know they are human beings with the same feelings as non-Christians. It takes will power to control one’s self. Most importantly, it’s one’s faith in, and love for, God and Jesus that makes them resist Satan.
I also don’t think it’s right to have a business establishment inside a church ó for example, a pizza business. Evidently, the people who attend churches that operate a business establishment on the same property haven’t heard about Jesus throwing the money-changers out of God’s temple because they were buying and selling.
A church is a place of worship to learn about God and Jesus. Churches aren’t supposed to have business establishments inside them.
All pastors, preachers, etc. are supposed to deliver their sermons from God’s Holy Bible instead of Satan’s unholy bible. They are also supposed to set a good example and not be blemished themselves.
ó Ellie Mae Lambert
Salisbury
Caring connection
I want to thank Carolina Cross Connection outreach ministry and the Joshua Youth Camp.
The youth at the summer camp, along with their counselor and staff member Ben von Peltf, did the outside trimming and washed the panels of my house. They did an outstanding job.
Thanks for furnishing the paint and doing the work. It made me feel real proud of the work, and the friendliness of the youth and staff was outstanding.
I enjoyed having lunch, talking with the youth and the prayer.
May God bless you.
ó Evelyn Clayborn
Salisbury
Help after accident
On Aug. 10, 2007, my husband, my oldest son and I were in a serious car wreck. I suffered the most injuries and was airlifted to CMC. I am still healing physically and emotionally from this ordeal. I want to say thank you to the Bostian Heights Fire Department, Rowan EMS, CMC, Highway Patrol Officer Sloop and to the couple who stopped to help, especially the lady who kept me conscious until help arrived. Even though I am saying this late, always thank God for everything. For those who know me, whether family members or otherwise, thanks for your prayers.
ó Sherry Leonard
Linwood

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