Letter: Relationship arises out of faith

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In response to David Dansky's July 29 letter, "Look out for revisionist history," the Bible has warned us against false prophets and false gospels.

Just because someone claims to be a Christian does not mean they are Christian.

We know by 1 John 3:15 that a Christian is unable to hate or commit murder: "Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him." A true Christian allows God's Spirit to take over his/her life through surrendering their life to Jesus Christ.

I know there are many Christians who haven't surrendered yet and one is unable to tell them from the nonbelievers. I used to be one of them. I am blessed that I was finally led to surrender my life to Jesus rather than just believing He exists (the devil knows He exists too).

Christians are to be set apart, holy, different from the worldly people. Unfortunately, this is rare in our society. We have no power to do this on our own but if we surrender, it's awesome how God does such miraculous things in our lives.

I am free from hate, worry, and overcoming despair. True Christianity is not a religion but a wonderful relationship.

Donna Cooley

Vancouver