The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

August 22, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Thursday, August 22, 2013

By Mannix Porterfield
Register-Herald Reporter

‘The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God’

Lonnie Bailey’s Aug. 1 “condemnation” of a monument presenting the biblical Ten Commandments on the Wyoming County seat’s courthouse lawn is really nothing of the kind. Bailey’s words actually bolster support for the monument and for County Commission President Jason Mollers.

And I praise God for that!

Sadly, Bailey’s words smack of anger, hurt, frustration, disappointment and failures in his life. He seeks to blame Almighty God for his sufferings by choosing to not believe in Him and condemning those of us who do.

Instead of the one true Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent God whose name is Yahweh, Lonnie chooses to put his faith and trust in his fellow agnostics, atheists and others who would deny Christ; they have spent their lives aimlessly researching, studying and dissecting no less than 42 different theories, models, hypotheses and traditions based on finite human assumptions.

Over thousands of years, “scientists” and other nay-sayers have continually tried to disprove the existence of Almighty God and His creative powers. They have failed — and failed miserably.

 Sarah Rogers and the ACLU, Stephen Hawking and his fellow Cosmologists, and Lonnie Bailey and his unbelieving associates cannot negate God. Nor can any of them stop us, God’s militant-minded Christian Soldiers. Although these “learned individuals” do not believe, understand, or accept God’s Laws, as exemplified in the Ten Commandments, they will always stand.

I pray the Holy Ghost sends conviction on those who refuse to believe in, and accept, Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and that they will eventually do so. Until that time comes, let the words written in Psalm 14:2 have the final say: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”

Pastor Greg Beckett


Congratulations to our West Virginia Miners

As the newspaper story read: Twice really is nice — 2012 and 2013 — Prospect League Champions. Congratulations!

After all the player defections, for whatever reasons, the much more than usual rainy weather conditions, and lots of other adversity, it was great to see the TEAM that stayed for the long haul come out on top.

They really are a true Championship team, and Beckley and the surrounding area fans should really be proud of them. I am! But, I must admit; there were some nail-biting moments along the way.

Marvin Fitzpatrick