There has been so much division over the way President Trump is doing things. You either love him or hate him.

Those who wanted a change in things sure got it. He is shaking things up, no doubt.

Trump claims to be a Christian and seems to be doing things that are beneficial to the faith. He’s against abortion, and favors protection of our right to worship as we see fit.

But the heart of the question is: What is his definition of a Christian? You may have a Christian world view, i.e., belief in fundamental right of human dignity and standing up for the poor. Or, on a deeper level, as Ruth Browne (letter, Nov. 22) speaks, of having a personal knowledge of our sins forgiven through faith in Christ.

Now let’s look at a description of whose sins are forgiven. To be forgiven, one must first be aware of one’s own depravity.

Now, one who is in Christ has his spirit. A reliable Christian manual says “the fruits of that spirit are these: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, modesty, self-control and chastity. … and by these fruits we shall know them.” By these standards, need I say more?

I don’t want to be one to criticize our leader, but I should support and pray for him as I do for past presidents who were further from my own political views.

Don Iliff holds a master’s degree in Trump bashing, but I admit to having uttered the “idiot” word many times in the last three years, and eight years prior. We have to keep in mind that in spite of all the turmoil, God had his hand on the USA and can use the most disliked president to work for good.

I’ve heard it said that you never can tell what good or bad a president has done until 50 years later. The way I see it, Obama “gave the farm away,” now Trump is taking it back.

Robert Poe



I am writing to express my opinion about the behavior of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan.

During last week’s congressional inquiry hearings, I was appalled and highly embarrassed with his conduct.

I don’t care what one’s political leanings are, there are ways to interrogate a witness so as not to inflame the situation.

Jordan had to be reprimanded several times to allow the witness to provide and answer the proposed question. He cut them off and did not contain his own views until the appropriate time.

As a representative of our community and a career diplomat, one would assume the skills of listening would be generic to the office. Apparently not.

Again, despite one’s political stance, I would hope you would find this behavior unacceptable, as I did. If you do not agree, so be it.

Rosalie King

rural McComb


We, as a nation, have much for which to be thankful. It is difficult to comprehend how some of our own citizens appear to hate the nation that is the greatest in the world, while there are people from other places fighting to come here, both legally and illegally.

Personally, I am grateful for a president whose policies have resulted in an improved economy, lower unemployment, a greater respect for our military forces, etc.

I am especially thankful that his policies aim to protect the lives of innocent children who have not yet exited their mothers’ wombs.

President Trump is a flawed individual, as we all are, but how good it is to see the good things happening during his administration. Those who hate him are also experiencing these “good things” at the same time they are plotting to destroy him.

We enjoy freedoms that seem to be rare in many other countries. Thank God that he has blessed us so richly. I pray that our president will seek guidance from him in every decision.

Carla Morse



In response to Bill Stock (letter, Nov. 25), I agree there is only one that can forgive our sins and that person is Jesus Christ.

Sin started in the Garden of Eden when Eve gave Adam a bite of the fruit they weren’t supposed to touch. God gave his only son as a sacrifice for our sins. One has to pray and repent of our sins and ask Jesus into our hearts.

Jesus was beaten and nailed to the cruel cross, and by his strips we are healed. Jesus’ blood makes our heart as white as snow.

As Christians we are not perfect and still have a sinful nature that we have to battle every day. Ask Jesus into your heart: It’s the only way to heaven.

Gary Rinehart