March 7, 1954

Holland, Mich.

Dear Mr. Editor,

In light of recent events, the letter in OPEN FORUM written by Hollis D. Heemstra was very much out of place. In these trying times we should not be busy condemning and calling the church of God names. Instead we should be praying and asking God to guide our feet down the right path in these troublesome times. Name calling does not help things but only goes to show that the name caller’s conscience bothers him. In order to have a false peace with his conscience he must call the opposition names and condemn them.

How glibly Mr. Heemstra talked when he said, and I quote, “But their conception of God isn’t big enough. He couldn’t command their attention. He is such a frail little fellow in their eyes that they have the audacity to fight and lie before His face!” Where does he get such ideas and what proof has he got to back up his words?

Fortunately we still have or at least should have the true love of God in our hearts. A heart with the true love of God in it does not say and do rash things.

But the conception of our religion by Mr. Heemstra is untrue and without grounds. Deep down in his heart he knows as well as I do that we (all the elect) hold God in high esteem and not one of us considers God to be so small that man is above Him.

Whereas being members of the true church we can find comfort in the fact that God watches over all and that whatever He does, it is for our own good.

I Cor. 3:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is CHARITY.


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