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Home invasion

In Ohio, the state government successfully stripped parental rights through a pro-abortion constitutional amendment ballot measure, Issue 1. It seems that a simple majority in Ohio is willing to sell out children, born or not yet born, at the abortion altar.
     Dennis Sheaffer / Hartville, Ohio

The goal of those who seek to move the control of education from the family to the state is the destruction of the nuclear family. Their broader goal is to destroy capitalism and replace it with a Marxist-structured government.
     Dan Marshall / Concord, N.C.

Teaching the nations

The powerful witness and expansion of the gospel through the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students grips my spirit and gives me hope through the current generation’s will­ingness to carry out Jesus’ mandate to teach all nations. Thank God for each one who says with the Apostle Paul, “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
     Lois Huff / Murphy, N.C.

After serving two years at Pearl Harbor and before heading to college in 1963, the Hawaii representative for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students mentioned InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to me. I found an IV group on campus, where I met a Christian girl at the first meeting. We married in 1966, and she still is my sweet bride!
     Rodney Geiger / New Carlisle, Ohio

A bumper crop

Joel Belz’s column was a brilliant, perceptive commentary on the state of our nation in September 2002. Reading it in November 2023, it almost seems ­prophetic. Along with Joel, I thank God that He is in charge of the harvest.
     Leo Allard / Oklahoma City, Okla.

Joel Belz in 2002 was spot on about the tares, but I’m afraid some of the wheat he mentioned has rust. Our security is reduced, especially at the border, and many believers are being seduced by politicians ­promising power. Trust God, not our lying princes.
     Scot McClintock / Liverpool, N.Y.

Seek it like silver

The last paragraph in Lynn Vincent’s column sounds like she is a pragmatist. I don’t doubt that foolish decisions can cause suffering. She is also correct that wisdom bears fruit that is better than gold. But since the time of Christ, the exercise of spiritual wisdom has caused many to lose their lives in refusing to recant their faith in Christ.
     Lester Troyer / Stone Lake, Wis.

I go through periods where I include Proverbs in my morning devotions but never for a stretch like Lynn Vincent has done since 2008. Every moment in that book is well spent. Her column resonated with me and encouraged me as I’m sure it did for others.
     Paul Parent / Winsted, Conn.

Still wrestling

Like so many columnists and reporters these days, Janie B. Cheaney didn’t remind readers that the Palestinians were offered a state in 1947. The Jewish Zionists, though admitting they would have liked more, approved the plan as the best they could hope for. But Arab leaders, who wanted it all, refused.
     Mike Rogers / Waxhaw, N.C.

Highly recommended

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     Kathy Shaibani  / Lynchburg, Va.


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