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Your Views: Letter twists Scriptures; aiding homeless is a true Christian act
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I read the letter on Feb. 11 by William Clark, and like the majority of his articles, they are not based upon scripture.

He first stated Paul's emphasis that all benevolent activities are to be directed toward the household of faith, "saved people." That is not what the word of God says; in Acts 9:15, Jesus told Ananias after Paul got struck down and saved on the Damascus Road. "Paul is a chosen vessel of mine to bear my name before the Gentiles, Kings and Children of Israel."

Notice Jesus said, "gentiles" meaning the majority were lost, never heard the word of God. The Lord called Paul to take the word of God to the lost. Paul was about the work of Jesus.

Jesus said in Matthew 18:11: "For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. In verse 12 Jesus says, "a man leaves the ninety-nine and seek the one stray. He Lost."

I applaud my brothers and sisters in Christ reaching out to the homeless. I look in the Times and see the 30 plus pages of home foreclosures and my heart breaks for them.

And I can tell Mr. Clark has never heard many of Adrian Rogers' sermons. He was an advocate for the help of the unfortunate ones, "the Lost."

I know if Apostle Paul was here today, being the type A personality he was, he would rebuke Mr. Clark for his twisting scripture around and his insensitivity to people who are suffering. Just like he did to Apostle Peter in the book of Galatians, I leave Mr. Clark with Jesus' own words, Matthew 5:7, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."

It could be you one day living under a bridge, Mr. Clark.

Ronnie R. Lingerfelt