theadanews.com - Ada, Oklahoma

Editorials

February 7, 2014

Opposition to Christ

Ada — As soon as Jesus Christ was born there were those who sought to destroy Him. The account immediately after Christ’s birth in Matthew 2 explains how the “troubled” King Herod tried to craftily take His life. 

This marked the beginning of a lifetime of opposition that the Savior would face. But why would King Herod seek this child’s life? Why was this innocent baby perceived as a threat?

One reason may be that Christ was announced to King Herod as “the King of the Jews.” King Herod was likely concerned that this child would be a future rival to the government or at least be a source of uproar and chaos. 

After escaping from King Herod, Jesus made no attempts to overthrow the government, but he continued to make enemies as well as gain many followers.

Jesus grew and performed His ministry while the Pharisees, the religious authorities of that time, took offense to Him and His teachings. 

They were threatened because many people were choosing to follow Christ rather than believe in their doctrines and because Christ exposed their corruption without regard for their high social standing at the time. Matthew 23 is an account of Christ’s piercing rebuke to the Pharisees and scribes. 

Ultimately, Christ was handed over to the Roman authorities by the religious leaders to be crucified. Throughout all of the resistance, Jesus never was overcome by His opponent’s threats, intimidation or persecution. 

He remained faithful to His Father’s will until He yielded up His spirit on the cross. 

His purpose was to bring light into the world and salvation to all who accept His sacrifice as atonement for their sins and follow Him in obedience. He loved to the very end, even asking God to forgive those who nailed Him to the cross.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Editorials
  • Too much sodium can be a health risk

    Salty potato chips. Salted popcorn. Salt on French fries. We are a nation that loves salt. Although it enhances the flavor of foods, too much sodium is not a good thing.

    July 19, 2014

  • Working cattle during summertime heat

    Understanding and avoiding heat stress in cattle can be a valuable management tool for summertime in Oklahoma.   

     

    July 19, 2014

  • NASA says life on other planets is no longer a fool’s errand

    It has always seemed unlikely to me that this universe, the size of which renders you and me microscopic, could contain only us. Then again, it could, and certainly authors of “The Privileged Planet” make a strong case for it.

     

    July 19, 2014

  • Historic icon raised to celebrate Capitol's 100th birthday

    It was with great fanfare nearly a century ago that Oklahomans crowded into cars or horse-drawn buggies and paraded to 23rd and Lincoln.

     

    July 19, 2014

  • Jerry Duncan Are there absolutes that can be trusted?

    Back in the 70s there was a film series with the philosopher Francis Schaeffer titled, “How Shall We Then Live.” He described how every nation that became the leading nation of the world had a discernable and predictable rise and fall.

     

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ukraine is a personal tragedy for one Ada resident

    Democracy is the worst form of government, the sage has said, except for everything else.

    July 14, 2014

  • Franz case raises troubling questions

    Dear Editor,

    What kind of law and judges do we have in Ada?

    July 14, 2014

  • Fourth of July celebration capped week of fun events

       Over 380 eggs, over 100 water balloons, over 40 turtles, boxes of ice cream bars, unlimited prizes, rope and a creek, judo, longest standing 5K/10K race in Oklahoma, cans of whipped cream, colored powder celebration, motorized train, Bernoulli’s Principle, miniature golf, shaved-ice snow cones, fire truck hose wars, and a most awesome fireworks display that scared the ducks all the way to Wapanucka. 

    July 14, 2014

  • Common Core: The untold story

    Oklahoma public school educators may be forgiven if they liken themselves to a soccer ball in a World Cup championship match.

    July 14, 2014

  • Jerry Duncan How important is love?

     It appears that from the very beginning and throughout history God has been clearly and consistently demonstrating love for us.

     

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran
Stocks
Poll

Who do you blame more for the trouble in Gaza?

The Israelis
Hamas
     View Results