Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pinoys must give Noynoy a “honeymoon” of 2,190 days

PRESIDENT AQUINO MUST RELY ON THE BIBLE ALL THE TIME: While, indeed, President Benigno Aquino III cannot impose his religious beliefs on Filipinos, he can nevertheless be a living example, not only of a prayerful person, but of someone whose trust and confidence in God is strengthened by his constant and consistent referral to, and reliance on, His Word, the Bible, in his presidency.

This kind of reliance on the Bible on the part of the President cuts accross all religions, nourishes and instills righteousness not only on his person, but even on the persons of his officials, supporters and followers, and even of the whole citizenry as well.

In fact, that is the reason why, when President Aquino takes his oath as the 15th president of the Philippines on June 30, 2010 (just like what the other presidents before him had done), one of his hands will be resting on the Bible---as this Book is---or, should be---the one and only source of wisdom for him as he leads a nation wracked by poverty, confusion, dissension and failures.

If only Mr.Aquino will actively seek support and enlightenment from the Scriptures while he is President, he will not only make a difference as the President who followed the Bible earnestly---he will be the only President that will truly make this nation great again, for it is only God and His Word who can make a nation great and exalted (Deuteronomy 28:1 and Proverbs 14:34 Holy Bible).

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AQUINO OFFICIALS MUST “FEAR GOD AND HATE DISHONEST GAIN”: For starters, he must carefully choose the people who will help him carry the burden of running this country for the next six years, and choose them according to what the Bible says---not according to how they helped him in his campaign, even if the pressure for him to do so is great.
What does the Bible say about choosing officials? In Exodus 18:17-26, here is how officials should be chosen: “...The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people... When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, `...Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?’
“Moses answered him, `Because the people come to me to seek God's will. Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and laws.’
“Moses' father-in-law replied, `What you are doing is not good... Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform. But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens....”

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PRESIDENT AQUINO, THE LEADER GIVEN BY GOD, MUST HAVE A “HONEYMOON” OF 2,190 DAYS : On the other hand, Filipinos must likewise start following in earnest what the Holy Bible is saying about obedience to their leaders---even if the leaders are perceived to be no longer effective and responsive to the people’s needs.

In this light, we must not only give President Aquino a 100-day-honeymoon period---or the period during which we, in media, in particular, and we, the people, in general, should not be criticizing and contesting his actions as chief executive.

We must, as a matter of obedience to what the Bible says, give him a honeymoon period of 2,190 days, or the entirety of his six year term---for as Romans 13:1-2 says, we must always obey the authorities at all times, because there is no authority that God Himself did not establish.

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God...” is how Romans actually puts it.

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