Like many others in our collection, today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton, Michigan (population 7,708) in the northwestern portion of that state’s Upper Peninsula. The letter is titled Only worldview making sense, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. Her first name is Marliyn. (Yes, that’s how it’s spelled.) Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
There is only one view of reality, one worldview, that makes sense of human history, conscience, rationality, and morality, and that is the biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ. [Hooray for Marliyn!] We are individuals, not merely white or black, or male or female, or liberal or conservative. We are accountable to a person, our creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. Honestly facing our sins, if we repent and trust Him, we touch reality.
Yes, that’s how we touch reality! Then Marliyn says:
False religions defy reality, defy our own God-given psychology, and produce the conflicts we see in the world today, including the false religion of goo-to-you-via-the-zoo evolution. [Right — evolution starts wars!] When a Christian shares her reality-grounded faith, she does so out of compassion and a desire for others to see truth.
Marliyn is so compassionate! Her next paragraph criticizes Islam, and after that she tells us:
One other concern is talk about border walls and barriers. Biblical times boasted the walls of Jericho. Old world castles sported moats which were safeguards to protect the country’s citizens.
Walls? Is Marliyn talking about the US border with Mexico? She explains:
Even John in Rev 21:12 speaks of “a wall great and high” as he describes the glorious holy city, the new Jerusalem. Only the redeemed will enter, excluding all unworthy. By the way, the holy city will be a literal city on a literal earth.
We get the impression that Marliyn likes walls. Then she suddenly changes subjects:
More end-times prophecy is coming to light with the installation of facial recognition systems in 20 of America’s airports. [Gasp!] It appears a one-world system of tracking people is being put in place. This sounds strangely like the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation 13.
Ooooooooooooh! It’s the mark of the beast! Let’s read on:
First it starts with social cards for buying and selling. Then microchip implants and surveillance.
Egad, she’s right! The End is nigh!
Speaking of the end, we’ve arrived at the end of Marliyn’s letter. She says:
Thank the Lord that the pretribulation rapture of the church happens before all these things take place.
Well, dear reader, will you participate in that “pretribulation rapture,” or are you lost for eternity because of the false religion of goo-to-you-via-the-zoo evolution?
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