Pulse survey shows it is too early to tell PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 December 2015 14:30



LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God…” (Romans 13:1, the Holy Bible).

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REDEEMING THE BIBLE FROM DISTORTIONS: I got several reactions on the translation of John 3:16 of the Bible that I used as “Life’s Inspirations” in this column the other day. They were asking me where can they find the AND KNK (which means Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo, or Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) translation of the Bible.

Well, my explanation is like this: The AND KNK is a Christian Church that is quite new, having been established and registered in the Philippines only very recently. It is in the process of coming up with its own translation of the Bible, based on the inspiration of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The AND KNK is aware of the long, tedious, and controversial process of having its own translation of the Bible, but it has to be done, because it is a necessary step towards redeeming the Bible from influences that, through the years, successfully distorted its principal message which is, that Jesus is God and Savior, and is God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all rolled into one!

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PULSE SURVEY SHOWS IT IS TOO EARLY TO TELL WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT: The latest Pulse Asia survey showing Vice President Jejomar Binay regaining the lead in voters’ preference in connection with the 2016 presidential elections is really no cause for celebration, or, conversely, mourning, for the other aspirants, notably Sen. Grace Poe, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.

If anything at all, that Pulse Asia survey indicated the fickleness and changeability of survey results, confirming what many political analysts had been saying all along: voters’ preference changes as the 2016 elections draw nearer, and is greatly affected by the developments affecting candidates.

Consequently, for those who are seriously wishing to win, there is still much time to campaign, and to adopt or change propaganda strategies as 2016 dawns upon all of us. Or, perhaps, for some candidates, to carry out carefully-planned maneuvers, either to make sure that survey results would henceforth favor them, or to remove other candidates, especially the front-running ones, from the race.

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PRESIDENCY IS A GIFT FROM GOD: My own assessment is that Binay got to bounce back in his poll ratings because of the disqualification orders issued by the Commission on Elections against Sen. Grace Poe, one of the early voters’ favorites, and by the reckless throwing of invectives against Pope Francis by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Indeed, I will not be surprised if many Poe and Duterte supporters switched back to Binay. Insofar as Poe is concerned, her supporters may have entertained the idea, or the fear, that Poe will no longer be a candidate and so it would be useless continuing to support her. As far as Duterte is concerned, he simply angered many Catholic voters.

Once more, all of these would prove that the presidency of this country is a matter of destiny, and is actually a God-given gift. Yes, being elected president is a commission from God, if we are to believe what the Bible said, in Romans 13:1, that there is no leader who was not ordained by God, as every leader that was handed power was chosen by God Himself.

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PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way): a Bible study and prayer session online could now be heard, 24 HOURS a day, in the Philippines and the world at  www.facebook.com/angtangingdaan or www.facebook.com/ANDKNK (and look for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts). Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0977 805 9058. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.