Apology isn’t necessary for Christians


Dear Ron Brumbarger,

I am disappointed by your editorial reply to Danielle Wilson. Taking offense and demanding an apology is not the given biblical response to those who ridicule Christians. Matthew 5:11-12 comes to mind which states, “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven …” The apostles also rejoiced in Acts 5:41 because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Finally, the example provided by Jesus to those who hurled insults at him on the cross was to forgive them. I believe responses like these would elicit more respect and less ridicule of Christians in general.

Joel Shumate


*Ron Brumbarger’s letter to the editor, “Name-calling isn’t necessary,” appeared in the March 27 edition of Current in Noblesville.