To the Editor:
In response to Editor Scott McLeod’s column about public prayers (www.smokymountainnews.com/archives/item/20540), secular society would like nothing better than for Christians to be quiet about their faith in Jesus Christ. It’s OK if we do it silently or in the privacy of our own homes, just not in the public square. Many early Christians lost their lives because of this and are still dying today on the mission field.
The Pharisees told Jesus in Luke 19:40 to ask his disciples to stop teaching and preaching in his name. Jesus said “If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Christians, let’s not make the stones have to cry out because of our silence.