KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Why RP has plundering & inept leaders PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2014 13:32

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`Everyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is wise’… (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 7:24, the Holy Bible).

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WHY RP HAS PLUNDERING AND INEPT LEADERS: Why are we, as a nation, experiencing so many problems about plundering and thieving politicians, and inept and incompetent government leaders today? Are we, as a people, being punished? If so, what did we do to merit this punishment? And, granting all these hardships are punishments for all of us, can we still do something to have a better life?

My belief is that, yes, the hardships, dissension among our people and among our leaders, and all the failures in the things that we do, are punishments that are given us because of something that we and our parents and ancestors before us did, or omitted to do.

This may sound simplistic, especially to those who pretend to be intelligent and all knowing, but whatever is happening now is the result of our collective turning away from God, and gross disobedience to, or ignorance of, His Word. We are having these problems because we no longer listen to God, and no longer obey Him.

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GOD IS NO LONGER WITH MANY FILIPINOS: The fact is that, to a great number of Filipinos, going to mass or to praise and worship services, is no longer considered important and relevant. What is worse is that, almost all of our countrymen no longer read the Bible, thinking that it is just another book which dabbles in fiction and impossible regulations, and has become outdated and unnecessary in these “modern times”.

Then, many Filipino families no longer discuss God and the Bible among themselves, at least during mealtime. Filipino families no longer pray together, at least before going to bed. Fathers and mothers no longer teach their children about God, and His great love for everyone. It is now considered taboo for a family member to even talk about God, during family occasions.

It is only when a grave problem occurs, like a devastating illness or death or some other crushing situation happens (like being arrested and thrown in jail without hope of bail), or even when natural calamities loom, that Filipinos suddenly remember God and become religious or spiritual, and go to church or even remember Biblical passages once more, only to revert to irreverence and lack of interest in God once the problem ceases or is solved.

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GOD’S BLESSINGS COME TO THOSE WHO OBEY: This kind of behavior—honoring God when there is a problem, and forgetting Him once again after that problem is solved—is deadly. This is called having “faith in one’s lips, not in one’s heart”, and God certainly abhors it. That is the reason why we, as a people, continue to suffer from poverty and abject want.

The only solution here is going back to God, sincerely and truthfully. And this we can do only through three courses of action: first, by reading His Bible everyday, second, by meditating on what we read day and night, and third, carefully obeying all that we have read. Once we do these things, God will allow our problems to cease and be solved, even as He allows success and prosperity to come to us.

God’s blessings will come upon us and upon our families a thousand-fold, especially if we ask our family members to join us in our Bible readings, in our meditations about the Bible, and in obeying God’s commands in the Bible. It is time to rise from our collective difficulties, and, as the song goes, let us call on God, through His Bible, to be our guide.

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REMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, at 1062 kHz on the AM band, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m., simulcast, real time, over 1080 kHz in Dagupan City, 711 kHz in Naga City, 1260 kHz in Lucena City, 1224 kHz in Davao City, and worldwide, at www.eaglenews.ph;  “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.