Vail Daily letter: Not the faith I know
Vail, CO, Colorado
Recently, Peter Bergh wrote a letter to the editor about how the Christian religion, among others, was a cult. Although the dictionary describes the word “cult” as a “particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies,” it does evoke a negative connotation in our culture. Moreover, the spirit of his letter was derogatory and described people of faith as mindless souls.
For the record, I have written this letter four times now. His letter left me angry and made me want to lash out at his comments. But sitting in church over the past several weeks, asking for guidance on this letter (hoping someone else would speak out before I had a chance to finish), has made me re-evaluate my comments several times.
I will not remain asleep any longer.
As a Christian man, I can only speak about His church from how it has been a blessing in my life. As a man and a sinner, I go to church to understand the grace and love our God has given us each day.
John 3:16-17: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
How can you condemn a biblical verse like that? It is the basis of the Christian faith. Our God knew the evils of man and still sent his son to save us from ourselves. Is it really that hard to believe in love?
Because of his word, I go through life with a confidence that our God will never let me down. So far, He is a perfect 100 percent!
Based on Mr. Bergh’s letter, I have to assume he has never been to a church or even read the Bible.
As we approach Easter, when Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of the son of God, Jesus Christ, I would like to share this invitation to Mr. Bergh. Please come to my place of worship, Calvary Church Vail Valley, at the Vail Christian High School. It is truly a place where you will be welcomed and loved by some of the best people in the Vail Valley.
Please come by and introduce yourself. I will be playing the red bass guitar during worship time.