Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we’ve got a preacher. It’s Charles Geiser. We can’t find his name associated with a church in his town, but he says he’s a preacher so we’ll take his word for it. Here are some excerpts from the rev’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Okay, here we go:
A major star of the old M*A*S*H series [We never watched it.] has a “message” for mankind (I guess). It is printed in the latest AARP issue [Who reads the AARP magazine?] and starts off “trust in Science.” As a minister of the gospel of Christ for over 50 years I cannot stand by and say nothing about this.
The rev is furious! He says (skipping his scripture references):
My Bible says “trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”. Science has been a “god” far too long already. [Right!] Man worships about everything but God anymore. At the end of Revelation 22:9, John wrote in his day “worship God.” Science has led man around by the nose long enough. [Yeah!] The first commandment given by Jesus is to love the Lord thy God with every fiber of our being. But let’s ask some questions:
The rev has some great questions. Here they come (we’re skipping the scripture references):
Did science create the world? My Bible says God did.
Did Science send a Saviour to die on the cross for man?
Did man need a Saviour? Paul wrote “there is none righteous, no, not one” Is Charles Darwin a saviour? I believed Jesus Christ (and still do) that Christ is man’s Redeemer.
We told you the Rev had great questions! And here’s some more:
Does man receive forgiveness when a rocket goes into space? [Of course not!] When many good deeds are done by men? Isaiah wrote that our good deed are as “filthy rags” God receives no glory, yet “he that glories, glory in the Lord”.
Strong stuff, huh? The end of the rev’s letter is even stronger:
Our “star” from “M*A*S*H” has trust in the wrong thing and that trust without God is as wrong as anything can be. Without Christ “we can do nothing”. Trust in science? I don’t think so!!!
There’s a lot of wisdom in the rev’s letter. Don’t you agree, dear reader?
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