I am confused by Donna Hudson’s letter (May 5). She claims to be a “true Christian,” which implies belief in God, but, she is opposed to Garry Bredefeld’s suggestion of mounting “In God We Trust” on the city council’s chambers.
She infers that the statement means “your God is the only God” and such belief is “slipping backward.” Ms. Hudson has misunderstood several things here. First, the statement itself does not identify the deity, but uses only the generic name of “God,” which may be acknowledged by any religious person.
Secondly, when she calls herself a “Christian, she is claiming to be a follower of Jesus Christ, who said, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me” (John 14:6). I believe I am safe in saying, that Jesus was not a universalist! So, how can she be one and claim to be his follower?
Thirdly, she chooses “love for all” over a “closed mind.” Is denying the truth of who Christ is showing love to others?
Lastly, Our Founding Fathers believed in a deity, which is thoroughly documented, but not all were Christians.
Rodney J. Nidever, Fresno