Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your letter of 12/11 to the Editor of JOY! magazine. Certainly we can only agree with you that on the Day of Judgment many will say Lord! Lord! and the Lord will say depart from Me I never knew you. Not everyone who says Lord! Lord! will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only those who do the will of the Father in Heaven.
However, I think you misunderstand our position, we most certainly do contest the Christian profession of those who in the Spanish Inquisition burned Protestants and Bible translators at the stake as “witches.” And we most certainly would reject those who have been violent and racist, such as in the Klu Klux Klan they cannot be Christians in any Biblical sense. The heart of the Gospel is: a changed life in Christ.