Monday Forum: Each of us must decide about Jesus

December 30, 2013 

Vatican Pope Christmas


— 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.

David Busby

West Columbia

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