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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Posted on March 23, 2010 by One God, One Race, One Aim, One Destiny.
“An eye for an eye” has always been the motto of those who live under the Mosaic Law–injury for injury, injustice for injustice, death for death.
He came to deliver men from the Law and to give them grace and truth and mercy, but those to whom He came rejected Him and the grace and love He bore, preferring their own works, their own righteousness, their own ways instead, and do so unto this very day.
There was love and mercy and forgiveness even under the Mosaic Law, but those who practice it today have focused on justice and judgment rather than mercy and forgiveness, and their justice has become injustice and their judgment has become the slaughter of the innocent and the butchery of the helpless.
Such is the situation in the Mideast today, where the Palestinians suffer at the hands of the Israelis. Though neither side is blameless and some on both sides have shed innocent blood, those to whom He delivered His Law and His Word of old are most guilty. For even His Word of old said “Thou shalt not kill,” but they have created legions of widows and orphans whose cries rise unto Me.
Those who have sown violence and death will also reap it, for whatsoever a man sows, that will he also reap. This is His spiritual law, applicable both to those who sow good and those who sow evil. As surely as they have destroyed, they will suffer destruction.
The houses that they have taken from others shall be left unto them desolate.He suffer long with man. His mercy is from everlasting to everlasting. But He also hear the cries of the oppressed, and His judgments are sure, though they may be long in coming.
Ted Rudow III,MA
PO Box 296
Menlo Park,CA 94026
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