Letters to the editor – Saturday (4-2-2011)
Question of whoís in hell isnít that hard to answer
In response to the March 26 Faith page article ěWhoís in hell?î:
The answer is everyone who was not saved before death ó thatís who is in hell. And I say good for the folks at Marrowís Chapel in Henderson, well done.
More churches should dismiss pastors who turn away from the word of God.
And if someone wants to know where I get the authority to say this, I get it from God. When I was saved, God said to go throughout the world and preach the word of God.
And I will say that Rob Bellís book on the afterlife will be a huge hit with the world. He is writing what the people of this world want to hear, a lie. The truth is that if you donít get saved, you are going to hell. You spend eternity suffering there.
People say, whatís the meaning of life, or why am I here on this earth? The answer is found in that old King James Bible. You were put here to serve God, work and raise a family and go with them to church every Sunday. So that when God calls you and your children to be saved, you can come and be saved.
People, you have better wake up, read and study the King James Bible.
Do you think what I have written is a fairy tale? You had better think again. One day every knee will bend, and every mouth will confess that Jesus Christ is lord of lords and kind of kings.
Get ready to meet God!
ó James Quantz
Expedite eminent domain bill
I urge the members of the North Carolina Senate Committee on Judiciary I to expedite Senate Bill 37, eminent domain, from committee with a favorable report.
This bill is needed immediately. We must stop the unfair confiscation of private property in the name of economic development or whatever other deemed special project the state or local governing entities feels is in their best interest. Many of the confiscations are not in the best interest of North Carolinians. Most are surely not in the best interest of the property owner.
It is time that a governmental entity was required to use property obtained via eminent domain within its daily operations for items such as roads, public parks or public buildings. Property obtained under eminent domain not used by the governmental entity for its operations should be immediately sold at public auction, as would happen with those properties obtained via tax liens.
I thank you for your service to the citizens of the great state of North Carolina.
May God bless you as you go about the challenging task before you to earn the trust of the people you were elected to serve.
ó Ray Shamlin
A heart-rending situation
My heart aches for the four children found living in filth.
Who would let their children live in such rotten conditions?
This is so very sad.
God bless those precious children.
ó Chris Scatton