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Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:57

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full…” (Jesus Christ, in John 10:10, the Holy Bible).

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ALL WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS ARE FORGIVEN: Topnotch lawyer Joe Villanueva, known to Christian communities in the Philippines as “Brother Joe” because of his regular Thursday 8-9 p.m. program at Radyo Veritas, gave a powerful message to members of the “Anak Ng Diyos Kadugo ni Kristo” church during the church’s fourth anniversary celebrations where he was guest speaker.

“Each person is loved by God dearly, being gifted by God with His only son Jesus,” Atty. Villanueva said. The lawyer, who is a leader of his own Christian church, said “all who believe in Jesus and in His resurrection have already been forgiven their sins.” Diyos iti Agngina, Manong Joe, for sharing your wonderful message and time with us.

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LIFE BALANCE BY READING THE BIBLE: Noted inspirational speaker Pido Aguilar regaled Rotarians from Rotary International District 3790 (covering Central Luzon, Pangasinan, Cordillera Administrative Region including Baguio City, and the Ilocos Provinces) sometime in the past, with a great presentation on achieving life balance.

We need more speakers like him to inspire Filipinos out of their desperation and hopelessness. Indeed, Pido is a hard act to follow, but I took advantage of his goodwill with the Rotarians who attended their District Training Assembly (DISTAS) at the Hotel Stotsenberg at Clark Special Economic Zone by pointing out that the Bible gives instructions for life balance as well.

I was there to talk about Rotary public relations, but I managed to squeeze in the message from Proverbs 3:5-6 and Joshua 1:8, about trusting the Lord with all our hearts, acknowledging Him in all our lives, and then reading and meditating and obeying His Word in the Bible, so we could have a prosperous and long—and yes, balanced—life.

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“DESTINED TO REIGN”, A LIFE-CHANGING BOOK: Atty. Villanueva gifted me with the book, “Destined to Reign”, a devotional written by Joseph Prince and first printed in May 2008, when he joined the fourth anniversary celebrations of the church “Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo”. The book is life-changing, to say the least.

Let us read a part of Prince’s foreword: “My friend, time spent with God is never wasted time! As you devote some time each day to commune with the Lord in spite of your hectic schedule or the challenges you are facing, I believe that God will take care of the rest.

“As you simply allow His word of grace and righteousness to speak to you, you will find faith springing up in your heart, peace guarding your mind, wisdom for the day and a confident expectation of good things happening to you…

“As you receive an abundance of God’s grace and His words of life, the overflow will cause you to live a life that glorifies God. You will do the right thing at the right time and enjoy good success…”

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PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a Bible study and prayer session on radio, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go to www.facebook.com/angtangingdaan or www.facebook.com/ANDKNK and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.