Writer was correct — we have turned from God
Robert Boudreaux’s letter (“A Christian revival is desperately needed” Maryland Independent, June 17) felt like a breath of air from heaven. It was soul refreshing and soul searching. Although written for Christians by a Christian, it equally applies to Muslims and Jews. Had we all been living according to our respective scriptures, horrors like the massacre in Charleston, terror in Orlando and Donald Trump wouldn’t have happened. Those are but the manifestations of God’s displeasure which we have brought upon ourselves by, as Mr. Boudreaux put it, our rejecting Him and living ungodly lives.
He is absolutely right when he says that the only way to stop this continual occurrence of horrific incidents is for us to repent and turn back to God. Instead, we are trying to cure the symptoms by, in Mr. Boudreaux’s words, “making changes in our security, intelligence gathering, airlines operations, etc.” That’s like trying to cure cancer pain with Tylenol. What we really need to do is to cure our inner self. How do we do that? Again, in Mr. Boudreaux’s words, by repenting and changing our moral and spiritual behavior in the hope that God will bless and protect us again. There’s no other way.
Mr. Boudreaux’s letter should be clipped and saved, as I have, so those who can’t make it to church on Sunday can read it instead.