LETTERS: God’s message remains the same – love, respect one another


The Bible was written over a span of 1,500 years, by 40 writers. The Bible reads as a factual news account of real events, places, people, and dialogue.

Historians and archeologists have repeatedly confirmed the authenticity of those writings. They do not confirm that they are the word of God.

There is one central message consistently carried by all 40 writers, God, who created us all, desires a relationship with us.

I am the mother of a gay son. I did not ask for this.

God gave him to me.

When my son came out, my sister walked away from us. In her opinion he was a sexual deviant.

Ten years later, her son came out of the closet. In her opinion now, this is a genetic issue.

It may well be.

We had a gay uncle – a brilliant man who was knighted by the Queen.

I now have a gay grandchild who was accepted by one of the best universities in the world based on her academic achievements. They all were given to me by God. Thank you, God.

Then God gifted me with an amazing Indonesian-Muslim daughter-in-law.

To better understand her I read the new Qu’ran.

After a while, I was amazed to read the same teachings as in the New Testament. Love each other, respect each other.

What can I say?

The Christian God and the Muslim God have the same philosophy. Or are they one and the same?

My conclusion is that God is out there in many religions. Until we study each and every one, who are we to judge?

It is time for us to love each other, respect each other, take care of those who are unable to take care of themselves and get rid of hell fire and damnation and stop judging.

Christine Eden, Surrey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rooftop hatchlings ‘a nice addition’ to White Rock RCMP operations

Pair of seagull chicks hatched in ‘fenced playground’ on July 2

COVID-19: ‘Contactless’ donation drive in Surrey to help women in need

Items needed for women in shelters, transition houses in the Lower Mainland

Wanted Burnaby man arrested in White Rock

34-year-old facing 15 charges, including sexual assault

Suspect in North Delta home invasion facing attempt murder charge

Blaine Robert Jackson, 37, of no fixed address, faces six charges in relation to this incident

Drive-in movies coming to Cloverdale

Dolittle, Trolls World Tour playing one night each at rodeo grounds

Horgan says B.C. restart making gains as more people come out of their homes

B.C. announced the easing of more restrictions on businesses, recreation and travel last month

Police nab three impaired drivers in one night in Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP served 80 impaired driving infractions in June

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

Lower Mainland YouTubers claim to be Kelowna display toilet ‘poopers’

RCMP can not speak to legitimacy of video, will be investigating

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

Amber Alert continues for missing Quebec girls, 6 and 11, and their father

Police issued the alert for Norah Carpentier, 11, and Romy Carpentier, 6, from Levis, Que.

Most Read

l -->