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June 01, 2012

Too Much Faith in the Government

It seems like the impeachment of Corona has brought hopes among millions of our countrymen that things will be better, that there will no longer be any graft and corruption, that righteousness will prevail.

Here is a tweet that might be a good representation of what I am saying:

Now that the CJ has been convicted & removed, PNoy has NO excuse in fulfilling his job in solving unemployment, solving peace & order, etc.. @GilbertCRemulla

We are setting ourselves up for a disappointment. President Pnoy is a great president. I love him and I honor him. I also believe that our country is experiencing a major shaking because of the moral standards that our president has set but to say that now everything will be fine and great because the chief justice was impeached might be taking it too far.

I have heard it said during Joseph Estrada’s impeachment that once Erap is impeached our country would be great again. Or do you still remember when our nation said that once Marcos is dethroned – we will rise as a nation. Remember 1986 EDSA revolution – we united as one nation to topple dictatorship and crowned Mrs. Aquino as our new president.

I also remember the time I rallied and help support Bro Eddie Villanueva for President movement. I thought if he wins everything will be fine. I thought once GMA exits, things are going to be pretty great.

I think you now see where I am getting at. As much as our leaders are trying to reform this nation – the real transformation only happens when the gospel is preached, spread and accepted. It is when we humble ourselves as  the people of God will God heal our land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 New International Version (NIV)

14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Instead of putting too much of our fate in our government and putting too much faith on people, I encourage us as God’s people to start interceding and praying to God that He will move in our nation. Only the gospel can change a nation and it is the church’s role to advance the kingdom of God.

For further reading about this topic, click on my previous blogs:

1. Why the Government is Failing

2. How Change can Possibly Happen

3. President Noynoy and what we can do as a church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us continue to pray for our President as he leads our nation.

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