KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: The Hong Kong unrest: another view PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 October 2014 14:28

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Jesus answered: `Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars…  Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…” (Matthew 24:4-7, the Holy Bible).

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THE HONG KONG UNREST, ANOTHER VIEW: Anakbayan Rep. Walden Bello may or may not have interfered with a purely internal China problem in speaking to the protesters in Hong Kong last Saturday, October 04, 2014, but it is important to look at the protests as nothing but a part of the series of nations rising against nations, of kingdoms fighting against kingdoms, and of wars and rumors of wars, which Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, prophesied as a sign of the fiery end of the world.

The Bible, in its Matthew 24:4-7, contains this prophecy of Jesus. Coupled with the wars and conflicts taking place in the Middle East and in many other countries, the Hong Kong unrest is a confirmation of several important points: the reality of the coming end of the world, the truthfulness of the Bible, and the undeniable truth that Jesus is God and Savior.

Certainly, many will dispute me once again on this point. But, it should be enough to silence critics to point out that no other book has accurately predicted the occurrence of these wars, and of the famine and earthquakes victimizing many parts of the world, of the killing of Christians on account of their faith, as well as of the rise in the number of individuals claiming to be the returned Messiah.

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CONNECTION BETWEEN HK STRIFE AND PROPHECIES OF OLD: For, the evidence of the truthfulness and accuracy of the Bible, as seen from this present-day historical perspective, is just overwhelming. There are simply too many Biblical prophecies, many of them given by Jesus, which are happening right before our very eyes now.

Consequently, there is nothing that people can do now but to believe the Bible, and hold on to it as the Word of God. For if the Bible is not the Word of God, how come its prophecies and warnings are now occurring in rapid succession? If Jesus is not our God and Savior, how was He able to foretell what will happen thousands of years after He left the earth?

Indeed, it was Jesus who said that there will come a time when rains, floods, and strong winds will come and cause death and destruction in every place where people do not listen to Him, or, even if they do listen to Him, do not obey Him. We no longer  have to enumerate here the places, including the Philippines, where rains, floods, and strong winds are now regularly causing havoc, to prove the accuracy of this prediction.

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SURVIVING WARS AND CALAMITIES: Then, again, in the Bible’s Book of Curses (found in its Deuteronomy 28:15-68), the occurrence of its prophecy about global warming and climate change could no longer be disputed, as this deadly and destructive environmental phenomenon is certainly with the world now, similarly causing widespread death and destruction.

The Book of Curses, in Deuteronomy 28:15 and 22-23, is saying: if people no longer listen to, and obey, God, God will send His curses to them, notable of which is the curse of “scorching heat and drought, burning skies, and iron-like soils, and rains of dust.” Indeed, all of these Biblical calamities, promised to a people who have turned their backs on God, are happening.

The only way, therefore, to survive these calamities, as well as the wars and strife leading to the fiery end of the world as Jesus proclaimed (see, for example Matthew 13:49-50), is through an understanding of what the Bible is saying: that we must believe, accept, and have faith on, Jesus as God and Savior, and that we must listen to Him (by reading His Bible) and obeying His commands.

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