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LETTERS

Trumpeting one's religion doesn't bring God's favor

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Gil Burroughs

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Every time I see politicians proudly trumpeting their religion in their campaign advertising it brings to mind two passages in the Bible. In Luke 18:9-14 we have two men going to the temple to pray. One man boastfully informs God of his religiousness while the other humbly asks for God’s mercy. Jesus leaves no doubt as to which of the two received God’s favor. The second passage, Micah 6:8, tells what God requires; that is to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with him. 

Gil Burroughs

Edenton

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