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Vern R. Kepler, Wheatland, N.D., Published February 23 2013

Letter: Jeremiah’s words are valid today

I would like to respond to Dr. Necito Montaniel (letter, Feb. 19). I disagree, strongly, with the good doctor. I understand that God created man in the beginning, and Genesis 2:7 speaks to that.

The Scriptures also speak to the omnipotent and omnipresent God that even knows when a sparrow falls, and he also lets us know that he knew us in our mother’s womb.

Jeremiah 1:4-5 speaks to that: “and the word of the Lord came to me saying,” and “before you were formed in the womb, I knew you, before you were set apart, ‘consecrated’ I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

So God knowing about us before we were formed has some very strong connotations, does it not? I also believe that we all see through a glass darkly clouded, but that we must walk in faith, and that involves respecting the sanctity of life.

What I find so similar, in reading about the prophet Jeremiah’s mission at that time – speaking to the disintegration of Israel, and telling them to mend their evil ways – in many ways, we seem to be following the same path.

In my view, that is so true today. We continue to try to justify our actions, and, in this case, the life of the unborn. The message of Jeremiah is as true today as it was then.