1/30/2013 11:04:00 AM Letter: Judeo-Christian ethic provides religious freedom
Your January 2, 2013, editorial page commentaries were thought provoking to me. Cal Thomas's article on Thailand's sex trafficking and the Christian missionaries, Roy and Bonita Thompson, brings to life the saying, "Each one gives what he has."
In Matthew 7:16, Jesus says, "By their fruits, you shall know them." Thank the living God for people like the Thompsons, offering freedom from forced labor and sex slavery to the children who have been abandoned in that culture. The Thompsons prove that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to set the captives free.
On the same page, Charles C. Haynes' article on the First Amendment ignores the reality that not all religions are equal in purpose and world view. Observers of history should acknowledge the different ways each religion attempts to change society. "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world." James 1:27.
A changing society can't guarantee more personal freedom. America's Judeo-Christian ethic has provided the greatest religious freedom in history, regardless of any failure to attain perfection.