KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: What attacks on US embassies mean PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 September 2012 14:34

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that (the end) is near, right at the door’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 24:32-33, the Holy Bible).
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WORLDWIDE ASSAULT ON US EMBASSIES FEARED: As this column is being written, embassies and consulates of the United States of America around the world have been put on red alert, to prepare them for attacks similar to those that killed US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and which set US buildings on fire in Cairo, Egypt, in Yemen, and in other places in the Middle East and North Africa.

But, there is no preparation by the US that can stop these attacks. These assaults are not only pitting Americans against those who hate them. Rather, they are in fulfillment of the Biblical prophecy given in Matthew 24 by Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, that, as the end of the world nears, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom”.
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WARS VS. US INEVITABLE: In other words, these wars will happen, because they were predicted and foretold to happen. There is nothing anyone can do to stop them, and the accuracy of the Biblical prediction is made more poignant by the fact that, at this point, the fighting and the attacks were set off rather innocuously by a totally obscure and virtually unknown film lashing out at a spiritual figure.

This may sound too negative or pessimistic to some, but then we cannot deny that this is happening now. If anyone cares to notice, the prediction of wars involves a “nation to nation, kingdom against kingdom” fight—which means, only one nation will be fighting many other nations and many other kingdoms. Which is really what is happening now: only one nation—the US—is fighting many nations and kingdoms, in the Middle East, North Africa, and the rest of the world.
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WARS AS SIGNS OF THE END: Matthew 24 says all of these will lead, first, to the dreaded tribulation, and then, second, to the return of Jesus Christ. What’s in store for the world, in the face of these projected events?

Death and destruction for those who do not believe in God—and even for those who believe but who do not obey Him—and salvation for those who will remain faithful to the end. The good news is, while the end of the world has not happened yet, anyone wanting to avoid death and destruction can still do something—repent, accept Jesus as God and Savior, and then obey His commands in the Bible.
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NAMPAP OATHTAKING: Here is an announcement from Mr. William Jacinto Juan from the National Master Plumbers Association of the Philippines (NAMPAP): “We are inviting the latest board passers for Registered Master Plumbers to join a mass oath taking as NAMPAP members as required by RA 1378, tomorrow, September 15, 2012, between 12 to 1 p.m., at a seminar for the Design of Fire Sprinkler System for High Rise Buildings at the audio-visual room of the second floor of the Quezon City Hall, Diliman, Quezon City.

“For details, please contact our National Secretary - Engr. Cris Manug (0932 180 4402/ 0946 315 6757), or our National Asst.Secretary - Engr. Olympio Lopez, Jr. (0908 318 0358 ), or our NAMPAP-QC chapter secretary Engr. Francis Abuda (0917 565 2614 ), or yours truly through my mobile phones 0922 501 5770/ 0915 292 8668 or my PLDT Mobile 73 69 159. Congratulations!”
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CONGRATS TO NEW OFFICERS OF RC INTRAMUROS: Congratulations, too, to newly installed Peacebuilder President Consolador Parong of the Rotary Club of Intramuros, Manila, under District 3810 of Rotary International. Inducted with him on September 13, 2012 were: Jesus Trinos Jr.; Penny Taringting; Rolly Marasigan; Manny Regio; Dr. Art Platon; Jimmy Lim;  Anne Gallardo; Mila Saavedra; Ayet Garcia; Floren Naguit, and yours truly, as executive officers and directors.
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REACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193 or 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.