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We need saving, not the planet
12:32pm Monday 17th March 2014 in Your Views
Paul Donovan has set himself up as an authority on the Godhead (Guardian, March 13).
It is by revelation in the Bible that one can understand that God is definitely male ( the usual word in the Hebrew Bible is Elohim, which is a masculine plural noun.) But he also wants to present God as "a strange figure."
Is it really strange that God should be vitally interested in His own creation? I do not believe that the universe was merely created and left to continue without any intervention. What Mr Donovon calls "law of the jungle" is what developed because of man's rebellion and God's judgment . It is now a dangerous planet, but in the beginning it was perfect. Mr Donovan states how we should save the planet, and have greater respect for our neighbours. This is a hopeless, vain desire, destined never to be fulfilled his way because people are too selfish.
The whole point of Jesus (Greek for Saviour) visiting this planet has been to show us exactly what God is like, and also to be our sin-bearer, so that if we believe in Him, God can save the individual and enable us to know Him; better behaviour should be among the results, and that should include being less selfish. It is us who need saving, not the planet.
Rev Robert Weissman, Peel Road, South Woodford
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