To the Editor:

In response to the letter entitled “Let Common Sense Prevail.” For the purpose of edifying both the writer and the reader, I humbly offer the scriptural truth in regards to the first line of the letter where it stated, “To assure us eternal glory, God gave us the 10 Commandments.” This is false.

The faithful promise of eternal life is received only by grace, through our faith in the finished work on the cross of our risen savior, Christ Jesus the Lord; Isaiah 53:5, Acts 10:43, Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Ephesians 2:8, among others.

The 10 Commandments are God’s moral law, and as scripture states, all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23. Only by recognizing our sin and responding with a repentant heart and faith in Jesus can we have salvation.

The wages of our sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus the Lord; Romans 6:23.

In summary, there is no work, rite or ritual that can provide salvation, only repentance and faith in the finished work of our risen savior, Christ Jesus the Lord; Mark 1:15.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Anthony C. Jannetty


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