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Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three that Christians have long held and experienced.

Firstly, each and every one of us is valued greatly – just as we are. When our human relationships fall away, we are still loved regardless of who, what or where we are.

Secondly, we are all accountable. We are rational volitional people who make choices, but we are accountable for those decisions and their outcomes.

Thirdly, we are all flawed but forgivable people. There is nothing that is beyond forgiveness. The Cross – bloody, brutal, costly – is a reminder of how serious this stuff is, and a guarantee of its reality.

To Robin and others – criticise individual Christians if you must, but vent your spleen at Christ. You won’t be the first to do so!

John Broadley, East Ballina


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