LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…” (Hebrews 12:1, the Holy Bible).
POLICEMEN AS LOWLY CRIMINALS: And so, what other crimes can our policemen and others in government not do in the name of money or promotion to a higher position?
With the latest disclosures from Senior Supt. Rafael Santiago of the Philippine National Police (PNP) about how the PNP, under orders from its top leaders, stole election returns in an effort to beat an election protest against former President Gloria Arroyo, it is clear Filipinos have brought themselves so low they can commit anything now.
“CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL”: Why has this happened? The answer is simple. While many of us continue to say we have faith in God, this is a faith that is dead, because we really have become children of the devil, doing, thinking and saying what the devil wants, because many of us grew up without the Word of God.
And since many Filipinos grew up without the Word of God, we grew up without God. Because we grew up without God, with whom did we grow up? The devil, that’s who. And that is the reason why we have become capable of acting, talking and thinking like the devil, doing what he wants us to do. Surely, hell will have a special place for many Filipinos.
HELL AWAITS MANY FILIPINOS: For a better understanding of what hell-bound Filipinos are up against, here is what hell is like, as written in Isaiah 66:24 of the Bible: “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”
This description of hell was echoed by Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in His own discourses. In Mark 9:44, 46 and 48, He warned sinners that hell is a place where the worms that eat them will not die, and the fire that will burn them forever is not quenched.
What is more troublesome for those who do not listen to God and who do not obey His commands is that, it is not only them who will go to hell, but even their children to the fourth generation, as Exodus 20:5 is saying. Indeed, there is hell to pay not only for those who disobey God, but even for their descendants.
PANGILINAN LAW AND TEEN CRIMINALITY: It is good that the United States Embassy in Manila is starting to notice the criminality that is afflicting the Filipino youth nowadays, with its warning to American tourists in the Philippines to be wary of teen criminals wherever they will be in this country. Teen criminality is a fact which can no longer ignored.
Perhaps, Sen. Francis Pangilinan can now admit that the law he principally authored, the Juvenile Justice Law, contributed largely to this rise of teen criminality, because this law prohibits the arrest of any criminal 15 years of age or below. The Filipino youth can now steal, sell drugs and do other serious crimes without being arrested, thanks to Pangilinan’s law.