To the editor:
"There is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin." (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
No one is excused from this passage that God wrote through the inspiration of men in the Bible.
Do we excuse ourselves by thinking, "I am a pretty good person?" We usually say, "I may not be perfect, but I am not as bad as so and so."
God's word says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
The killing of children in the recent school shootings was often referred to as the killing of innocent children. All humans, even newborns, are sinful by nature, and that is hard for us to imagine.
Another Bible passage says, "In sin my mother conceived me." (Psalm 51:5b), which reveals how ingrained our sinful nature is.
No one can escape God's judgment because of sinfulness. God has granted us His assurance and comfort in this Bible passage: "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
This nation was founded on the God of the Bible, as we see in our constitution. The only solution is getting God back in our thinking as individuals and as a nation.
Governor Huckabee has suggested January 20, 2013, as a day of prayer for America. Let us pray for our country, for there is no other way. "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)
MARLIN AND IRIS GOEBEL