Very hot weather: God’s curse? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 May 2015 08:32

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…God is not man that he should lie, nor a human being that he should change his mind…” (Numbers 23:19, the Holy Bible).

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REPOST FROM 2013: HEAT WAVE: CAN WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? Let us read something I wrote from 2013 about too much heat: “The warning by PAGASA, or the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, that a heat wave is coming to our country in the next few days foretells of death and destruction...

“Is there anything Filipinos can do about this heat wave if and when it finally strikes? Or, better yet, is there anything that Filipinos can do to prevent any heat wave from victimizing them and the entire country? Impossible as it may           sound, the answer is yes, there is something concrete that we can all do to minimize, if not altogether avoid, the occurrence of the dreaded heat wave.

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STRONG SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF HEAT WAVES: “What is this that we can concretely do about the coming heat wave? It is listening to God and obeying His commands. For Christians, it means reading the Bible and following the commands written in its pages. For Muslims or any other believer from other sect or religions, it means reading the Koran or any other Holy Book, and obeying everything written in them. In other words, to fight a heat wave, we must all go back to God.

“For, whether we like to admit it or not, a heat wave has very strong spiritual and Biblical dimensions, at least among Christians. In at least two passages or verses of the Bible, a heat wave is prophesied to happen, as a consequence of people no longer listening to God—which means, no longer reading the Bible, and of people no longer obeying His commands.

“The first of these two passages is found in Deuteronomy 28:15 and 22. These parts of the Bible read: `However, if you no longer listen to God and no longer obey Him, all of these curses will come upon you… The Lord will send you… scorching heat and severe drought…’

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LINK BETWEEN HEAT WAVES AND THE BIBLE: “The second passage is found in Deuteronomy 28:15 and 23, which reads: `The sky over your head will be fiery and the soil you step on will be as hard as iron due to lack of water… Dust, instead of water, will come down from the heavens… They will all come to you until you are destroyed…’

“A careful reading of these Biblical verses will show us that a heat wave—scorching heat and severe drought—is attributed by the Prophet Moses to just two things—people no longer listening to God, which means they no longer read the Bible, they no longer attend mass or any other praise and worship activities, and they no longer obey His commands.

“But, what really does failure to read the Bible and obey God’s commands have got to do with a heat wave, or scorching heat and severe drought, or even with global warming and climate change? A lot, if you ask me, and it will take several columns to explain the relationship between these natural phenomenon and the failure to lead a spiritual life anchored on the Bible and God’s commands.

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ACCEPTING GOD’S WORD RE: HEAT WAVE: “Suffice it to say for now, however, that, it is not for us to question if there is any relationship between a heat wave and not reading the Bible and not following God’s commands. If that is what God is saying, through His prophet, Moses, and which has come down to us through the Bible, who are we to question, much less doubt, what He said? As Numbers 23:19 is saying, “God is not man that he should lie, nor a human being that he should change his mind…”

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