Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Register-Herald of Beckley, West Virginia. It’s titled Science to disprove God fulfills prophecy. There’s a comments section, but there are no comments yet.
The letter-writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Tom. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Mr. Lonnie Bailey is fulfilling prophecy and doesn’t even know it. I find that both comical and fascinating in a sad-for-you scenario at the same time glorifying God. You’re doing a great job, Lonnie! Keep it up.
He’s probably talking about a letter by Lonnie appearing in that same newspaper a few days ago: World is turning its face from religion. What Lonnie wrote seems to have stimulated Tom’s letter, in which he is speaking to Lonnie. He says:
I remember my grandmother telling me when I was 5, one of the signs of Christ’s return would be that man would use science to disprove the existence of God and creation. It’s all about blind faith, Lonnie.
Yeah — how about that, Lonnie! But Tom has more ammunition than the wise sayings of his dear old granny. Pay attention to what’s coming next, dear reader. You’ve never seen anything like it before:
If I get backed into a corner and can’t answer a question, I pull out my handy-dandy “get out of jail free” card which is Isaiah 55:8, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” and Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
[*Curmudgeon weeps tears of joy*] Material like that is what keeps us searching for these letters. Tom uses those passages as his unfailing, all-purpose response to the arguments of unbelievers. And so can you!
Then, still speaking to Lonnie, Tom says:
I’ve often wondered if you’ve ever prayed and your prayers were not answered, leading to your beliefs. My suggestion to you is don’t waste your “valuable” time praying because it won’t work for you.
Huh? Why not? Let’s read on:
It won’t work until you accept Christ’s gift. And then it will only work on His time schedule, not ours and sometimes that is a blessing in itself. I refer back to my “get out of jail free” card.
Oooooooooh! This is so wonderful! Tom finishes with these final words to Lonnie:
You keep on doing what your doing, Lonnie. Fulfilling prophecy and entertaining us.
Verily, this is one of our favorite letters. We’ll probably never find another to rival it.
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