Price column hit nail on head about country
June 24, 2014 12:41 AM | 935 views | 7 7 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I must say that I am not an avid follower of the writings of the Rev. Dr. Nelson Price, but his column in Sunday’s MDJ (“Wake up, America. Connect the dots”) was the best I’ve ever read on the subject he addresses.

I am 83 years old and grew up in the midst of the Great Depression — one of six children of a sharecrop farmer in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. We didn’t have very much, but what we had we shared with each other so we could all survive. We were a multi-denominational community — Catholic, Lutheran and Baptist, among others — but we had learned to live together, in spite of our religious differences.

On Sunday, every family went to the church, and after the services were over, we mingled together to learn what was going on in our community. If anyone needed help, the ministers of all the churches called upon their congregations to step up and help. They always did, and we all survived.

Over the years, I have watched that spirit of community wither and die. I not only watched it, I lived it. I am now a strong believer that most of the problems that exist in our current society are a result of what is not being said from the pulpits of our churches. We not only need to connect the dots, someone needs to begin to call a spade a spade, and the ministers of our churches are the only ones who have the power do that.

Congrats to Nelson Price.

Jim Stoll

Kennesaw
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Concerned Citizen
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June 24, 2014
To many churches in America and their Pastor/Priests and Ministers have abdicated from their primary calling, abandoned the Gospel and allowed Political Correctness, Pop Culture and liberal ideology to permeate into and dictate the message of the Sermon. Our political class, including the Congress, Administration, Federal Courts and mainstream media have totally influenced, indoctrinated and to a great extent intimidated large numbers of all denominations into passive acceptance of the so-called "New Normal's" of same sex marriage, abortion, legalization of drugs, pre-marital Sex and out of wedlock births just to mention a few. All too many of those that have been called to the pulpit have also resorted to saying what people "Want to Hear" as opposed to "What They Should Hear". History has taught us that when a society tolerates debauchery, complacency, apathy and entitlement it is sowing the seeds of its own decline and ultimate oblivion.
Me, "PC"? Not!
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June 25, 2014
You forgot to include mixed marrage between races.
Jim Stoll
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June 25, 2014
Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!
Fairy tale
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June 24, 2014
Jim I think more recently many people realize worshiping fairy tale gods may not be the best way to live life.
Jim Stoll
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June 25, 2014
I do not worship Fairy Tale Anything. I had an

out of body experience many years ago, when I was

left to die, in which I went to Heaven for a short

period. I know there is a God because I have seen

where He lives. I have made it through 83 years now, married for 60 years now, with three wonderful, successful children, waiting to return. How far have you made it
Informed Agnostic
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June 24, 2014
If ministers are going to preach politics from the pulpit, tax the churches.
Jim Stoll
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June 25, 2014
Dear Informed Agnostic

If you consider preaching the Word of God and the results of sin to be political, you should crawl back under the rock from whence you came. I pity you.
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