Pubdate: Wed, 17 May 2017
Source: Penticton Herald (CN BC)
Copyright: 2017 The Okanagan Valley Group of Newspapers
Author: D. Simpson
Page: A7


Dear Editor: In the New Testament, in Matthew 4:4, it states that "man 
does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the 
mouth of God."

Further, it says in 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us the spirit
of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

In 2 Peter 1:3, "that we have been given all things that pertain unto
life and Godliness."

God did not intend for man to write his own laws that jeopardized his.
He is the one taking care of our welfare, but we allow the elected
officials of our government to dream up their big plans to get God out
of society and do as they like to perfect his directions for life.

All the countrywide laws that have been brought about in the last few
years are not making life easier, but are socially engineering society
and causing burdens on the health-care system, policing and thwarting
the freedom Jesus Christ brought us by his death on the cross.

It states in Galations 6:7 "Don't be deceived; God is not mocked. You
will reap what you sow." Unfortunately, the person who passed the law
doesn't suffer, but everyone in the land reaps the consequences of the
decision passed into law.

We didn't have a say when homosexual marriage became the norm, nor
euthanasia, and now you want to legalize a drug that will put young
minds at risk, pot-smoking drivers all over the highways, girls trying
to find a responsible young man (possibly as a future mate) only to
find that his drugs are more important than she will ever be to him.

Who do you think will reap the benefits of this decision? Legalized
abortion is another society-changing decision.

God set up the laws for a happy society - not you, the lawmakers in
Ottawa. The bottom line is follow the money. Better the government
reap the profits instead of organized crime, they say. I hope there
are still politicians with a conscience who are not just trying to win
their next election seat.

We will no doubt reap every pot smoking immigrant wanting to come to
the land of licence and pleasure.

Every day, there are four deaths on the highways as the result of
alcohol or drug use.

Please us some sense and rescind this ambitious plan.

D. Simpson

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