Tahlequah Daily Press

January 24, 2014

Fisher letter not ‘hate’ speech


TAHLEQUAH — Editor, Daily Press:

This is in reference to the letter from Karen Cooper about the article from Corene Fisher about gays. This in no way appeared to be a “hate” letter. To the contrary, it was a letter of love, because God is love and Corene quoted the exact words of God from the Bible.

Jesus came into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. Jesus does not want anyone to be lost. The Bible says when we accept Jesus into our hearts, we become a new creature, old things pass away and behold all things become new.

Jesus never hates us; he doesn’t like our behavior if it goes against his word. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and it says what it means and it means what it says. People should not get fanciful with their interpretation of the Bible because it can change how it was originally meant to be understood.

Also, a person’s profession or job does not have anything to do with how well a person understands the Bible. That depends on how much they study God’s word with the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit and their personal relationship with Jesus. We should stop trying to read “hate” into everything and look for the love.

I’m a retired school teacher with teaching certificates from three states, and was also a Sunday school teacher.

Lillian Robbins