Recently, the issue with President Duterte calling God a stupid God of the catholics really caught my attention and I don’t want to keep silent about it because it was not totally okay and acceptable. I am not angry or mad at him but just really shocked hearing those words from a president. Even though most Filipinos are already used to his way of expressing himself in public speaking they just accept the fact that nothing will change him anyway. I think we should not keep silent about things like this because he will keep the same misbehavior over and over. Well, although most people wouldn’t really care to react, the best we can do right now if we can’t speak our feelings about the issue is to just pray for him because it looks like he has no idea about who is really the God he was referring to. But I believed God can still change his heart if we are thoughtful enough to include him in our prayers. May the Lord continue to bless him, as well as the rest of all the political and religious leaders in the community and the whole world. Let us pray especially those who doesn’t have faith in God. This kind of leaders probably do not seek God’s help, guidance and/or blessings for their people. And that’s not really good for the nation. So, as believers we really need to pray for everyone and be firm with our faith.
For me, I like to write because this is my way of expressing my thoughts and feelings. Freedom of expression gives us the right to say or write everything that we want to tell the world, but that doesn’t give us the privilege to insult a living God. We have different beliefs, cultures and traditions that we have to set boundaries for respect. So, no matter where we come from, or whatever is our position in the society or what kind of religion we practiced, let us give respect to one another how we call our God because I believed we are all praying to the same God, the Creator, the Supreme Being, God the Father, whom we all believed created the universe, heaven and earth.
We are divided in beliefs because we personally and from our ancestors different interpretations and understandings of the story of the bible. It is really hard to understand and comprehend the teachings of the bible, but as for me as a Christian we need the help of the Holy Spirit and the guidance of our Religious leaders/mentors to understand every word. Then when you become a bible reader once you go deeper, the more you want to read and know more and more about each revelations. Every chapter has its own story and surprisingly you will discover it is really part of our history. As we say, history repeats itself. So, I think President Duterte is the Nebuchadnezzar of this age. Just kidding! But If you do not know the history of each character in the bible, it is hard to understand.
As a Christian, I believed in the Holy Trinity! God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And I also believed in the story of Adam and Eve. Why? It’s in the bible…
I already know the story when I was young as well as the teachings of the evolution of man. Now that I am an adult, I came to realized which one is the truth. Would you believe you evolved from some kind of animal, an ape, a monkey or whatever? I used to, really! But the truth is, God created animals and human separately. Why do we still try to discover where humanity started? The bible has the answer already where we came from and how everything on earth started and even how it will end in the future.
Were you like me always trying to figure out what really came first, egg or chicken, chicken or egg? Do you still wonder up to now? But I have a clear vision now. When God made the birds, he made them so beautiful and perfect and peaceful. They have freedom, they can fly, they can go anywhere, they don’t need to plant or sow but they don’t get hungry or thirsty at all. Everything is provided. So when God made the birds He made sure it comes with the ability to lay eggs, so they can have babies and multiply so the earth will be filled with more beautiful birds.
” God blessed them and said, Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” (Genesis 1:22 NIV)
So it’s clear to me now that the chicken came first that has eggs inside of it. But God is so good, He made and gave much privilege and the best of everything to human beings. Adam and Eve were made for each other carrying each eggs in their bodies that has the ability to produce humanity. Amazing!
“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7 NIV)
God himself mold this dusts from the ground into a human, gave breath, life and spirit, as free as a bird. So, now there came Adam and Eve whom He made sure carries the eggs that can bear children so they can multiply to fill the earth with more beautiful human beings. And for me it is not impossible to believe that because we really came from the eggs of our parents, right? And here we are, now part of humanity. If you still do not believe just look at yourself now how could from just an egg grow into a human, with a heart that can beat, with lungs that can breath, and all these body parts that works together as one human body. It’s awesome right? Amazing! And It’s all because of Him!
Remember, He made not only the Earth but the whole universe to give life. Everything we need to survive are well provided. When we plant a tiny seed, with rain and sunlight from the universe, it will grow into a beautiful big tree, that can bear fruits (to give us food to eat), leaves (that gives us oxygen to breath), body (that provides a shelter, clothing and everything) that we need for our everyday survival. So everything is well planned and planted. The universe, heaven and earth are full of wonders and mysteries.
So, how can we as a human question or doubt God with all His creation. Yes, I can say it’s tricky, confusing and intriguing why did He even made a forbidden fruit at all that started all of these sins and death. But that remains a mystery! Just keep in mind God has always have a perfect plan. Whatever he did or he does or will do in the future , it will always be perfect in the end. That’s what matters most . So, why on earth we still question where we came from where in fact the answer is already given in the bible. We are His most precious and wonderful creation. So just believe it! There is more than this in heaven. And as a human our mission is to take care of this beautiful planet earth God has provided us and everything it has to offer.
Then next all these heavenly things will be revealed to all of us in His chosen time. So, do not be afraid to speak up the truth and tell those people who do not believe and have faith in God that He is real and He is not stupid!
God is good all the time, all the time God is good!
”By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19 NIV)
Thank you for reading!
May God bless you! In Jesus name, Amen! 😇🙏