KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: News headlines & Biblical warnings PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 15:14

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others...” (Philippians 2:3-4, the Holy Bible).
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TODAY’S HEADLINES FULFILL BIBLICAL PROPHECIES: Many will call it pure coincidence, but it appears eerie to me that many of the headlines in our newspapers today, here and abroad, seem to be a fulfillment of many chapters and verses of the Bible. Let us devote this column then today to these headlines and the Biblical verses they fulfill.
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CORRUPTION AND THE BIBLE: Deuteronomy 28:29 of the Bible says, about corruption: “…day after day you will be oppressed and robbed (plundered), with no one to rescue you…”

Headline from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 September 2011 issue: “A Senate oversight committee has unearthed records showing that P7.5 billion from the Department of Agriculture was released from January to June 2010, an election period, Senate finance committee chairman Franklin Drilon said Sunday.”
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OFWs’ WOES: Deuteronomy 28:32 of the Bible says, about overseas Filipino workers: “Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand.”

Headline from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 September 2011 issue: “For allegedly stealing the unwashed underwear of her employer’s mother, a Filipino domestic helper was sentenced up to one year in prison in Saudi Arabia, a migrant  group said…”
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EARTHQUAKES AND THE END OF TIMES: Matthew 24:7-8 of the Bible quotes Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, as saying: “…There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains…”

Headline from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 September 2011 issue: “GAUHATI—A strong earthquake shook northeastern India and Nepal on Sunday night, killing at least nine people, damaging buildings and sending lawmakers in Nepal’s capital running into the streets…”
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FLOODS AND JESUS CHRIST’S WARNINGS: Matthew 7: 26-27 of the Bible also quotes Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, as saying: “…everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash…”

Headline from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 September 2011 issue: “TANDO ALLAHYAR—In Pakistan’s fertile south, a grim-faced soldier found himself in a standoff with 100 flood-stricken protesters demanding help for their communities marooned by the surging water. `We won’t leave until you come with us to save our families,’ a defiant Ali Mohammad, 27, told the soldier…”