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christianJunto February 16, 2017 at 12:22 pm

While the subject of this article is “Christians and killing those accused of witchcraft”, a major problem is not summarizing at the outset that, as good reporting/writing dictates, the Biblical teaching about the actions of those called christian were wrong and unchristian.

Thank you for your effort.

Jack Wellman February 16, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Thank you friend. I see your point, however we need to understand what witches are in the first place before we can even summarize the problem with Christian’s not acting like Christians. The “Biblical teaching” about these Christian’s actions does come in the conclusion, where everything is reviewed and a conclusion is reached according to Scripture. Thank you for your comment. You do make a valid point, but there is an intro above the article which says “Is it true that Christians burned people at the stake, like those who were thought to be witches?”

Mick G February 16, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Pastor Jack, Maybe a little off subject, but a few days ago the wife and I were in New Orleans celebrating our wedding anniversary. While walking around we went by the Old St. Louis Cemetery #1 established in 1789, the oldest in New Orleans. Because of vandals the cemetery is now completely locked up and inaccessible to visitors. As we were looking through one of the locked iron gates, a young lady approached us about the cemetery being locked and if it would be opened. I shared with her we were just visiting from Texas. She, also, was from Texas and had come to visit the tomb of the 19th Century voodoo priestess Marie Laveau who is buried there. She said she had visited a couple of years before and left a bracelet for her and needed to get in again. We talked a little bit and I found out her grandmother was a preacher in a Christian church in Texas and she had been raised in the church. She was a very pretty, articulate, well dressed young lady, but seemed quite bothered. I shared Jesus with her as best I could, asking the Holy Spirit to let her hear what I was trying to say as I stammered along. As best I could determine, she was there to leave something again for Marie Laveau. Then, rather suddenly, she congratulated us on our anniversary, said something like “we can succeed if we keep trying,” and started walking off. I wished her well and we said goodbye. Immediately I got, and still have, that remorseful feeling you get when you start to think of all the things you should have said after the time is past. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. Reading this article tonight, I just thought I’d share that recent experience with you.

Jack Wellman February 17, 2017 at 9:33 am

Thank you Mick. I believe we all fall infinitely short of God’s glory but that’s why grace is so amazing. Giving us what we don’t deserve.

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