Here is what the content of my e-mail was:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper,
Before I explain what this e-mail is about and how I feel about some of the decisions that have been made by our Canadian elected MP's, I would like to remind you that in the past I have voted for you. Twice.
Prior to your being elected the first time, I met you at my church one day, when you were visiting Windsor, ON. I found you to be a great man of God. And, that is the sort of person I want leading my country. I am grateful you were elected and re-elected.
However, I am not happy about a couple of things.
Firstly, I sent an e-mail to you a while back. Neither you, nor your office staff, even acknowledged receiving it. It had to do with the Islamic situation here in Canada, and Shariah Law, that Islam is hoping to have instilled, here.
What I am contacting you about today, is the fact that I am not happy concerning what is in the process of being done, regarding our currency changes.
Rather than rewrite all my thoughts, I decided to explain my concerns and opinion, by the means of providing links to the last three (3) entries I wrote on my blog: Life with Lynnie www.lifewithlynnie.com
Here are the links:
* Monday, February 4, 2013: No Cents? No Sense! http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/
* Tuesday, February 5, 2013: Rendering Cents... oops, Sense! http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/
* Wednesday, February 6, 2013: Reward?! http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/
No matter what your thoughts are concerning my opinion, I would appreciate hearing either from you or your office, even if only to acknowledge receipt of this email, at the very least.
May God bless you...
(I included my address, which I am not posting, here)
I realize that some people might think it is terrible to speak up. Especially to those who are in control of our country.
But, God told us always to be prepared to answer. I realize, He meant with regards to the gospel, but I believe He wants us to also speak up for what we believe is right.
So, I do, also.
Still, in 1 Peter 3:15-16 God told us, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ."
As you probably are aware, I usually quote the King James Version (KJV), as I did, above. But, there are times when another version may be easier to understand. As in the English Standard Version (ESV), "but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame."
While some people think that we as Christians should remain what I call... closet Christians, I do not agree.
God gave us His heart when we came to Him, through trusting in the finished work of Jesus, at the cross. I believe He expects us to speak up for what is right. To honour Him.
In good conscience, I do this. As I'm sure you are aware. Hopefully, you do, also.
After all, isn't that what freedom of speech is about, here in our free world country?
Until next time...
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