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Monday, 22 February 2016 13:21

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved usand gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God…” (Ephesians 5:1, the Holy Bible).

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ELECT ONLY THOSE WHO FEAR AND LOVE GOD: A post from the past, but modified to suit the 2016 elections:  “Let’s continue talking about who we should vote for in the forthcoming May 2016 elections, regardless of family names, personalities, political affiliations, or any of the other usual standards in assessing candidates running for any position. Our main thesis here is this: Filipinos should elect only the candidates who are godly—that is, those who have genuine and sincere fear and love of God.

“These are the candidates who will be true to the faithful discharge of their sworn duties and responsibilities, if and when they get elected, regardless of whether they come from a family of politicians, or whether they are rich and famous, or whether belong to any political party, because when they have fear and love of God in them, they will not steal, plunder nor abuse their power and position.

“So, how do we concretely measure whether or not a candidate has fear and love of God? Well, a candidate who knows and obeys the Word of God—the Bible—will surely have fear and love of God in his heart. A candidate who does not know, or only pretends to know, in many cases, and does not obey the Word of God, will not have fear and love of God in his heart.

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CANDIDATES AND THEIR MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS: “One word of God that is going to be a good measure whether the candidate, of the male or female specie, has fear and love of God pertains to his marital relationship with his or her spouse. In Mark 10:6-9 of the Bible, Jesus explains how a man should treat his wife, in a clear and direct manner which leaves on room for any interpretation or justification for a contrary conduct.

“He said: `…But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

“Now, the question is: is the candidate presenting himself or herself for election in May obedient to the foregoing admonitions of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior? Has a male candidate really left his father and mother, and got united to his wife, so that, until eternity, they are no longer two, but considered one flesh? Or is the candidate playing out the song of  post-war-era singer Patty Page entitled `Changing Partners’, and very often yet?

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CANDIDATES NOT OBEYING GOD CANNOT SERVE MAN: “On the other hand, the Bible, in its Ephesians 5:21-23, has this decree for women insofar as their respective husbands are concerned: `… Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior…’

“In considering this admonition from the Bible in assessing a woman candidate, can it be said that the woman obeyed this principle and therefore subjected herself to her husband, as she should subject herself to the Lord? Or is the woman the ruler of her husband, such that, even in the field of politics, it is she who is running and not her husband?

“My point of view here is that, if a candidate cannot obey these simple rules as required by God, it would be clear that they could not even serve God, the One Being who gave them their lives, their fortune and their abilities. If these candidates cannot even serve God, from whom they owe everything, can they be expected to serve mere mortals—you and me? What do you think?”

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