Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in thePacific Daily News, published in the US territory of Guam. It’s titled Bible shows God’s glory, almighty power. The newspaper has a comments feature.
Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. We’ll use only his first name, which is Manuel. This is the fifth time we’ve written about one of his letters. He’s from Oklahoma but his letters get published in newspapers all over the place. For his earlier gems, see #806: The Lake of Fire, and that has links to the others. Excerpts from his newest letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
The power of God is easily seen in His creation everywhere we look. [Right!] It is in ourselves and all around us. His spirit is in every one of us who are alive. We are the product of the great designer and creator, God.
Curmudgeon looks around for evidence and sees his dog, Miss Scarlett, frolicking in the yard. Encouraged, we return to Manuel’s letter. He says:
The triad God said, “let us make man in our image” and “our likeness,” and he did. We know because he told us so in the word of God, the Holy Bible.
Verily, only a fool would deny it. Then Manuel tells us:
And he said his word will endure forever, regardless of men turning science into science fiction as they concoct ideas about the Earth and universe creation.
Heed Manuel, and ignore the fiction concocted by wicked men — like evolution! He continues:
Mankind tries all kinds of ways to deny God his glory. But the holy Bible contains thousands of witnessed events where God displayed his almighty power.
Wowie — witnessed events! What other evidence could one want? Let’s read on:
On the first six days of creation, only God, his word, and the holy ghost were present. At that time, God spoke the never-ending heaven into existence, and the Earth also. The huge Earth was void of life, but was full of all the minerals and elements and was fully covered by water. On one of the six days, God almighty created the sun, the moon and billions of stars, and strategically placed them in the universe.
No doubt about it — that’s what the bible says! Another excerpt:
But as easily as he placed them there thousands of years ago, at the end of time, at God’s command, they will pass away.
Egad! What then? Manuel explains
God will then create a new heaven and Earth. Then from heaven, God will lower to the new Earth “that great city, the holy Jerusalem.” The dimensions of that great walled city, 1,500 miles long, 1,500 miles wide and 1,500 miles high. “And the foundations of the wall of the city, garnished with all manner of precious stones,” with a street of gold and the presence of God and Jesus Christ for light.
After being lowered to Earth it’ll be 1,500 miles high? Okay. And now we come to the end:
God said it. God will do it!
Manual knows what he’s talking about, so it must be The Truth™.
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