Letters to the Editor (2-13-19)

I have met or know of people I call “mixers”. Bob Woelk is one. It’s not that some of what he says isn’t truthful in a limited since. It’s that it’s said to evoke a response ( most likely a negative one) from those he feels are, in some way, spiritually inept. When he talks about the Christian faith; it’s troubling. Not because it’s not his right but because he misleads his readers. His views are no more spiritually helpful than the ones he attacks. It is like watching two mirrors point and yell at each other. The true victims in this lowbrow spiritual tussle, are the souls searching for truth caught in the middle. Jesus, the Son of God and Messiah ( not the political pundit or social activist), reprimanded the “spiritual” leaders of his time for leading people astray. In Matthew 23:13,14 Jesus says “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.” That’s not the statement of someone that is ‘”anti-establishment”. That is the statement from someone that is “Pro- redemption”. Bob, and those he wishes to verbally spar with, seem more concerned to point out misleading “junk” instead of the fact that Jesus is the Christ. Both he and those that he taunts are thieves and robbers. Thieves steal by deception and robbers by force. Thieves sell love and understanding in the name of God with spiritual ambiguity towards His sovereignty. Robbers wish to force “obedience” to the rule of law without mercy in the name of God ( as if forgetting that they too were saved from THEIR SINS). They both steal from people’s hearts an opportunity to be healed by the Gospel of salvation. Turning those that believe them and their message into “twice the son’s of hell” that they are (Matthew23:15). My advice to both sides would be cease and desist.

Lance Booker

Hillsboro