John Takeuchi, in his Jan. 28 letter “People kill people,” is misinformed.
I have a message for him: The pastor’s job, to which God has called him or her, is to carry out five tasks of the church: namely, to lead in worship, fellowship, equipping, service/ministry and proclamation.
As a good citizen, he or she is obligated to vote in our country’s election process, but nowhere in the Bible does it say he or she is to become involved in political discourse.
With regard to morality, where does Mr. Takeuchi think morality is clearly taught, if not in Scripture? The pastor and all who worship God are commanded by God to “Go . . . and make disciples of all the nations . . . teaching them to observe all that I commanded you,” Matthew 28:19-20.
It is up to each individual to respond to that message so that God will change their heart. Politics won’t change anyone’s heart. I believe only God can do that, in the name of his only son, Jesus Christ, to whom “All authority has been given,” Matthew 28:18.