The spiritual angle of typhoons and floods PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 August 2016 14:32

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees… all these curses will come on you and overtake you… The Lord will strike you with… scorching heat and drought…  The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron.  The Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder…” (Deuteronomy 28:15, 22-24, the Holy Bible).

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DEATH TOLL IN RAINS AND FLOODS CONTINUE TO RISE: Many people are asking, in the aftermath of  destructive rains and floods in our country, “when will we ever learn”?  The question is understandable, especially when it is viewed from the disappointment expressed by government officials doing assessment of the death and destruction thatcome in the aftermath of these natural calamities.

But then, really, what do we mean when we ask, “when will we ever learn”, in reference to the death and destruction coming from typhoons and other natural calamities?

Indeed, as many people are now publicly saying, death and destruction go unabated even after earlier storms killed thousands of our people. And, it appears that death and destruction will continue to come our way every time rains and floods and strong winds come.

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WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN? So, when will many of our countrymen learn to stop being hard-headed, and start being obedient to the warnings issued by the authorities for them to leave their houses and communities so they could evacuate seasonably and in time to safer grounds to avoid the onslaught of floods, landslides and mudflows?

Or, when will the government, on the other hand, ever learn that there is really nothing it can do, with its vast and awesome machinery and resources, to stop typhoons, storms or any other natural calamity from visiting the Philippines, or to stop these weather disturbances from inflicting death and destruction to our countrymen every time they come?

Or, when will the world ever learn that it is of no use for any of its governments or leaders to be spending billions and billions of dollars in climate change or global warming summits, conferences, conventions or meetings, because no human effort, work, or strategy, could ever reverse the environment degeneration that the whole planet had been subjected to for quite some time now?

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PROTECTION FROM THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION OF CALAMITIES: Yes, when will we ever learn? When will we admit that man, by himself alone, cannot do anything to fight the wrath of nature, and prevent the death and destruction that now characterize even the simplest tantrums of environment anywhere in the world?

When will we ever learn that, the global warming and climate change that are conceded to be responsible for the very strong rains, the rampaging floods and the deadly winds all of mankind is experiencing everywhere, were actually predicted to hit the world in the various verses of the Christian Bible, on account of man’s refusal to listen to, and obey, God?

When will we ever learn that while we may not be able to stop the catastrophic attacks of nature, we can nevertheless derive protection from death and destruction by listening to God and obeying His commands written in the Bible? While there is still time, man must make an effort to know what God said about global warming and climate change, and do what He said are the antidotes.

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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.