War on drugs won’t be won by killings alone… PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 14:10



LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms…” (Ephesians 6:12, the Holy Bible).


TRANSFORMING THE MIND TO FIGHT THE DEVIL: Ricardo Saludo’s piece on the existence of the devil and its stepped up attacks against workers of God—especially those who preach that Jesus is God and Savior—in the Philippines is a living proof of the truth of the Bible’s assertion that godly people’s real enemies are not other people, but the “spiritual forces of darkness” in the air.

People must beware then of what they think, or desire, or even take fancy of. The  mind is the entry point for the devil. Once people allow sinful, evil, or even pornographic thoughts to lace their thinking, that is an opportunity for the devil to come in and take control. This explains why many no longer fear and love God, and have become capable of evil in their day-to-day living.

We are told to renew and transform our minds. This we can do by thinking only of what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, holy and godly. In short, we should devote our minds to things of heaven, which is God. We can do this if we read the Bible daily, meditate and study its verses day and night, and obey whatever we read from it sincerely.


WAR ON DRUGS WON’T BE WON BY KILLINGS ALONE: I can commend the Philippine National Police for killing yet another person whom it has tagged as a top drug lord in the country, for that is one drug lord too many that is removed from the curse of illegal drugs in the Philippines once again—assuming, of course, that the slain person is really a drug lord.

But if it is true that illegal drugs trading here is a devastatingly profitable enterprise which involves trillions of pesos in any given year, the death of one drug lord will not really impair the proliferation of illegal drugs. Other drug lords will simply step up in place of the fallen ones, and will just continue the business.

It is obvious that illegal drugs will not be won by killings alone, although such killings maybe a necessary element of victory. It is time police, military, and other government authorities should concern themselves with other strategies for winning the war on illegal drugs, like reforming the minds of Filipinos to enable them to see that drugs is an evil that should be shunned.


ENSURING CHILDREN’S SAFETY BY TEACHING THEM THE BIBLE: Too, I am glad the government is undertaking efforts to educate Filipino school children on survival techniques when earthquakes strike, like the recently-concluded Disaster Summit for Grade School Children at the 2017 National Science and Technology Week at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Yet, likewise, something more imperative and more important than teaching simple survival techniques is needed if Filipino children—out of school or not—are to be prepared for earthquakes and other natural and man-made calamities, like the one that killed 12 year old Daisery Castillo who was attacked by a jealousy-driven man in their own condominium unit in Pasay City.

We are told to train our children in the way that they should go while still young, and they will never depart from it. The “way that they should go” is God’s way—they must be trained, using the Bible, to love God with all their hearts, minds, and strength, and to love others as well as they love themselves. God’s protection will come over them, wherever and whenever.


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