Thursday, December 13, 2007


The way, the truth and the life.

By Joel E. Ferraris

6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6

In the recent event at the Manila Peninsula Hotel as an attempt to grab power or oust GMA what comes to mind are three things:

1. The way of the coup plotters in changing the government,
2. The truth behind all that had happened and
3. The threat to life should violence have erupted or the kind of life we will have after the coup's victory.

The way that the coup plotters, and those who are behind them, to remove GMA from power and to install a caretaker government is questionable not only morally but also spiritually. Their motives are likewise questionable because violence, when they flirted with it, is unacceptable.

The truth about this whole thing, especially with the aid of the press, are either inaccurate or half truths or worst, lies. No one could tell who is behind the plot to conspire to remove a corrupt leader. No one even knows the truth behind their own real intentions or if they could deliver and guarantee a fool-proof governance free from corruption and immorality.

In that failed coup lives are at stake and could have been put in danger's way should cool heads have not prevailed. But to waste one's life for a questionable cause without the benefit of real and true Christian spiritual enlightenment is the worst thing that could happen to a person. It is worst than suffering poverty in the slums. It is spiritual blindness that the rich and the powerful cannot even bribe or buy their way out.

The materially poor, who knows Lord Jesus Christ and follows His teachings to obey God the Father Almighty in heaven, enjoys a kind of contentment that the filthy rich and powerful unbeliever do not or cannot have.

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