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Woe be unto the Church

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 3:03 PMValerie Thompson

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Regarding Ian Boyne's column 'Can the Church be resurrected? (Sunday Gleaner, March 27, 2016), the simple answer is an emphatic no. Why? The Church does not have the Almighty's backing. Churches all over the world repeats the 'Lord's Prayer' (Matthew 6: 9-10) that prayer places the emphasis on the Kingdom - a government ruled by Jesus, appointed by the Almighty as the only hope for mankind. Without that Kingdom rule, we will never be where God had intended us to be - perfect beings.

Instead of the Church pointing individuals to the Kingdom as their only hope, it has pointed humans to other humans. Then these religious leaders offer prayers with a view that God will bless the plans of these humans in an attempt to find a solution to our problem. It cannot work!

Individuals tend to focus on the wicked acts being done as the only signs of the end, but not the Church's demise. It, too, is part of the signs of the end. God's judgment has always started with those who profess to be guiding individuals according to His words.

VALERIE THOMPSON

valerie.thompson2@icloud.com