Creator endows inalienable rights
George Orwell portrayed the advance of socialism in his book "Animal Farm" as an insidious rewriting of history. Little by little, certain words disappeared from history lessons, certain people disappeared from public records, certain ideas no longer existed.
I could not finish Dalton Roberts' column Tuesday morning; it is just too obvious that he purposely omitted the words "by their Creator" from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence and that he attributes the transcendence of our inalienable rights to the creature and not the Creator. His position is untenable. Yes, we have inalienable rights, but they are endowed by our Creator. We may have to claim them, but their existence is totally dependent on a source outside ourselves.
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Prophecies had near, far views
In response to a letter Jan. 5.
First, eternal thanks to the Free Press for printing the truth about Jesus, our Savior, last Christmas Eve.
As the letter stated, those incomparable Hebrew prophets did speak truth in their day, but also, as the Lord God of Israel revealed to them, they spoke truth about the future, in many varied aspects, but most importantly the facts surrounding the coming Messiah.
Some, as the letter writer pointed out, had a "near" view, but what she tragically missed is these prophecies had a near and far view.
Books were written on these magnificent prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures, but many prophecies relating to the coming Messiah, as Psalms 22, Isaiah 53 and Zechariah 12:10, beyond any and all doubt point directly to Jesus (YESHUA in Jewish) as the one and only fulfillment of those prophecies.
As the Lord Jesus said after his resurrection to two of his followers in Luke 24:25-27, "O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ (Messiah) to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself."