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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Letters to the Editor, Thursday, February 27

  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone numb...
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  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone number for verification and in case of questions. E-mail letters to:  jjones@montenews.com Letters may also be mailed to:  Editor, Montevideo Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Montevideo, MN 56265
    I got a kick out of the bridges
    I certainly got a kick out of the bridge story in last week’s paper — my Dad, Frode Jensen, was a steam shovel operator for Pedersen Bros. I remember going to see the progress of the bridges as it was being built, along with some of the other bridges they built. The one on Highway 212 near the golf course, one out near what is now Goodfellows, the one on Highway 7 in Clara City and another somewhere near Echo. All of these have also been replaced.
    I knew the brothers Hans, Pete and Jack, as well as a brother Mike. Vern Gordon was the book keeper, and John Hendrickson was “Johnnie the Cook.” Ray Erickson and Jack Stevens are also names I remember. I’m sure I knew all the workers pictured in the paper, and one may be my Dad, but for the life of me I can’t identify any of them.
    However, thanks for the memories.
    Incidentally, after learning the “how to” working for the Pedersen Bros., when the company was no longer, Dad went on to be an accomplished crane operator.
    —Margretta (Jensen) Allickson
    Montevideo
    Another take
    I find quite intriguing the coverage the two young Mormon missionaries to Montevideo are receiving. First they are given a good deal of space for a large article in the local newspaper, complete with picture. Then, I understand they earned an opportunity to present their beliefs to one of the library’s book clubs, even though it is a departure from protocol to engage in religious discussions. They earned this privilege apparently by just being such nice young men.
    Just a few months ago we welcomed to our church a young lady who was raised as a Mormon and left the church because of its false teachings. Her family remains in the church. She’s such a nice young lady, I hope she is offered an opportunity to present her side of the story when she next visits Montevideo.
    Since that may not happen, allow me to share just a smidgen of what these two young men believe as Mormons. Jesus and Lucifer are brothers, Jesus being the good son and Lucifer the evil one. Thus Jesus is the created Son of God, not the eternal Son of God. As the created “god,” he will have his own world to rule over someday and will be promoted to Father status just as God the Father started out one time as a mere man. Every worthy man will one day become a god over his own world.
    Page 2 of 2 - Don’t worry about offending the Holy Spirit, He does not exist in Mormonism. He is merely a force that flows from the Father. Eternal marriages are held to even though Jesus plainly said they do not exist in heaven (Matthew 22:30). Also interesting is how the Book of Mormon, supposedly translated in 1830 from golden plates buried 1,400 year earlier, contains over 25,000 words plagiarized from the Old King James Bible completed in 1611.
    The Apostle John said very distinctly that if anyone does not believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal God come in the flesh, that person is of antichrist. (1 John 4:2-3). In other words, watch out for those “just plain nice” messengers. Their message is anything but “nice” to anyone who holds to the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus Christ.
    —Pastor Paul Runyan
    Montevideo

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