Columbia, SC — The Rev. Neal Jones is entitled to his opinion ( “The Christmas Story: Neither fact nor fiction,” Dec. 19), and everyone will have to reach a decision about whether Jesus was the son of God.
Does the fact that much of the New Testament was actually committed to writing a long time after the life of Jesus make his life and deeds mere legend? I think not.
Can we pick and choose what we wish to believe in the Bible? Again, I think not.
Rev. Jones references the gospel of John, but maybe he never read the passage in John 20:29, in which Jesus told Thomas, “Because you have seen me you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen yet believed.”
So in the end, and I mean the hereafter, it is not what Rev Neal Jones believes that is important or even relevant; it is what each of us believes that really matters.