Read your Bible before you cite it

Posted10/22/2021 5:00 AM

To the Bible-scholar gentleman from Elgin who recently posted a long letter decrying "socialism" (and a few other "isms"), you might want to read the Bible a bit more carefully before quoting it.

Matthew 4:19 is Jesus's call to ministry for Andrew and some minor dude named Peter. It was not an instruction to become self-sufficient fishermen (which they were!), but to take the huge risk of abandoning their jobs and incomes, devoting the rest of their lives to service and sacrifice, and eventual martyrdom.


Steve Haworth

Des Plaines

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