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The beliefs and sentiments expressed by those whose letters appear here are not necessarily shared by the Adventist Review or its editorial staff. These letters have been edited for clarity and length. -- Editors
 
 
Top 20s
I might have overlooked something, but I thought the article featuring Top 20 Adventists in their 20s (September 10, 2006 issue) would cover young adults from the worldwide church. If it did, then it’s amazing and that they came exclusively from North America. That is both significant and disappointing. There are thousands of very dedicated Adventist youth in their 20s around the world, whose Christian life and service would certainly rank them in this list.
 
Pastor Erickson Fabien
Singapore
 
 
Relief
I was glad to see David Newman’s article, “Can I Know I’m Saved” in the August 24 Review. I hope it was helpful to some. My heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. I need a new existence out of myself. That’s why I’m thankful for the words in Selected Messages (pp.250 and 251), which say “by obedience to all the commandments of God, Christ wrought out a redemption for men. This was not done by going out of Himself to another, but by taking humanity into Himself.
 
Thus Christ gave to humanity an existence out of Himself. To bring humanity into Christ, to bring the fallen race into oneness with divinity, is the work of redemption.”
 
“The tidings that Christ is our righteousness has brought relief to many, many souls” (Review and Herald, July 23, 1889). I know it has brought relief to mine.
 
Norwood Smith
Via e-mail
 
 
Comforted
Thank you for printing “If You’ll Let Me, I will Comfort You” (August 17, 2006 issue). The story was such a blessing to me and an inspiration. I too have experienced such tragedy in my life that I felt overwhelmed with burden and often wanted to shift the blame on God. I had many questions unanswered, and I felt lost and in the dark. It wasn’t until I asked God in prayer, “Why did this happen to me Lord? Why me? What am I going to do?” Then God said to me, “Trust Me.”
 
I stopped dead in my tracks and said, “Okay Lord, I will trust you.” And from that moment on, I gave the Lord all my burdens and I felt so much at peace. God’s presence was so powerful that evening and I cried many tears of joy. That night I gave my life over to Him and I haven’t been the same since! I realized why the great tragedy came into my life. Things happen for a reason and I saw the reasons behind God’s great plan. In the end it all turned out for the good and for His glory.
 
Michelle Moffett
Corvallis, Oregon
 
 
Sensitive Topics Handled Well
The cover story article in your August 10 issue of Adventist Review by Randy Fishell, “Seven Things I Hope You Tell Your Kids,” was very well written and gives much food for thought. He has a way of taking sensitive topics and writing about them in a very kind way. I endorse him 100 percent!
 
Louis R. Erich, M.D.
Paradise, California
 
 
A Blessing
The most meaningful statement I have read in some time, was in the June 8, 2006 Adventist Review. Randy Salt’s, “Inherit the Earth,” had a quotation in large letters, and I look at it often: “When the inner sense of blessing is there no matter what, it doesn’t matter so much what happens on the outside.” I have thought about this a lot, and it is a real blessing to me.
 
Pauline Nosworthy Pierson
Collegedale, Tennessee
 
 
Treasured Issues
I treasure each issue of the Review and have subscribed since becoming a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in May 1971. However, I have missed so many issues because of mail service problems.
 
I always pray that someone will be blessed by the ones I do not receive. God bless you!
 
Martha Higgins
Junction City, Kansas




 
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