Friday, 03 August 2012 14:36
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you…” (Deuteronomy 30:2-3, the Holy Bible).
MARCOS FRAT MASTERS DRUG-CRAZED? One item the National Bureau of Investigation should look into in its investigation on the fatal fraternity hazing of San Beda law student Mark Andrei Marcos is a report circulating in Ramos, Tarlac that those who beat him to death were all drug-crazed at the time of the initiation. The San Beda fraternity masters, the report is saying, imbibe drugs regularly during initiation rites, to intentionally turn themselves into mean beaters.
ALARM: MORE RAINS, FLOODS, WINDS COMING: The severe rains and floods and strong winds that are wreaking death and destruction in our country more regularly now are happening, in more or less the same severity, in many other countries likewise. The headline news bear witness to the fact that rains, floods and strong winds, with their resulting fatalities and wastage of property, are here to stay, and there is no need to be surprised anymore that they are even happening with regularity.
Once again, I sound the alarm: there will be more of these rains, floods and strong winds to come. More will die, and more will suffer financial losses because of them. This is a matter that had been foretold a long time ago, by Jesus Christ our God and Savior. In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus said the rains, floods and strong winds will come, and only those who care to believe and obey will be spared.
Jesus said: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
“But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash…”
REASON WHY WE HAVE RAINS, FLOODS , WINDS: Many of us may find it hard to believe that the rains, floods and strong winds we are experiencing right now are all happening simply because Jesus Christ said they are going to happen in Matthew 7:24-27. Many will in fact say that these rains, floods and strong winds are occurring because of global warming and climate change and other environmental problems, and they will of course be correct.
But then, what cannot be denied here is the fact that even global warming and climate change and the other environmental problems plaguing the world right now were all similarly predicted and foretold, and were already warned about, to happen, by the Bible, particularly in its Deuteronomy 28:15, 22-23.
Indeed, even if we do not believe in Jesus, or even if we say there is no God, we can at least believe that the admonitions and predictions of the Bible, in the passages that we have cited here, are all happening in the manner that they were foretold to happen. This is important in our efforts to either find a solution to the rains, floods and strong winds, or in sparing ourselves from the death and destruction in their aftermath, on top of whatever the world is trying to do now.
The real cure now is, we must return to God, whatever we conceive Him to be, start listening to Him once again, and commit ourselves to fully obey His commands and decrees once more. Then, as the Biblical passage at the opening of this column says, “then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes”.
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