To the Editor:
In Matthew 19:26 Jesus stated a truism, “With God all things are possible.” Jesus also gave the antithesis, “With men this is impossible.” Jesus used that couplet in respect to salvation.
The Ohio state motto is “With God all things are possible.” Ohio uses that truism in respect to good government with the antithesis implied, “it is impossible without God. We can see that couplet works in many ways.
I think it is true in our attempt to heal the relationship between inner city communities and the Police. “With God all things are possible.” “Without God this is impossible.”
Everyone thinks we need improvement in our education system. “With God all things are possible.” “Without God this is impossible.” As we listen to the news we often hear that we need to instill family values. Consider, “With God all things are possible.” “Without God this is impossible.” Any serious discussion about the basis of family, marriage, must include God.
Early in his presidency Bush decided to use federal money to assist faith based organizations in their social ministry to the inner city; it was working. President Obama stopped that. Listen to the news, proving that “With God all things are possible.” “Without God this is impossible.”
Our founding fathers gave the reasons they were declaring their independence from British rule in the document called The Declaration of Independence. In it they made four clear God statements showing they included God in the quest for freedom. In their writings they made it clear that “With God all things are possible,” “without God this is impossible.” In a short time America became a creditor nation. During the last years the ACLU and similar groups have done their best to get God out of public life. Now America is almost bankrupt with no hope of recovery without divine intervention.
In my youth most of my peers I knew were in Sunday School. There were no sports on Sundays. You didn’t hunt for a job, you got one. Now many young people think God is irrelevant and cannot find a job.
Yours praising God for Ohio’s motto
Charles J. Arnett