Friday, May 12, 2017

Finding the Middle

   Every country is at war with itself.  In America, it’s Democrats against Republicans.  Laws are passed and repealed at will of the powerful.  Justice is ignored according to color.  Except for the very rich, everyone is a victim, everyone a casualty of the war within.  It doesn’t matter how you voted.  No good deed goes unpunished. 

  In the Philippines, it’s the President against the opposition.  The well-meaning politicians gets marginalized.  The corrupt gets away with the cash.  There is a left against right.  In between lies the mainstream and internet media faking news with edited photos, click bait sensationalized titles that have no article substance and paid crowds of urban poor populating protests.

   In the conflict, how does one find the middle?  Jehovah’s Witnesses have found the way to the middle through the Bible.  In 1Peter 2:13-14For the Lord’s sake subject yourselves to every human creation, whether to a king as being superior or to governors as sent by him to punish wrongdoers but to praise those who do good.”

   “Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God.  Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgment against themselves.” (Romans 13:1-2)

   Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t vote, don’t criticize authorities, don’t commit crimes.  They just go on their way, as they have done for a hundred and thirty three years, knocking on doors to offer free Bible publication and Bible study service.  “For it is the will of God that by doing good you may silence the ignorant talk of unreasonable men.” (1Peter 2:15)

   Russia has declared Jehovah’s Witnesses as a terrorists group.  For some reason, Russia thinks the Bible held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses is a weapon of mass destruction.  They must have read Jeremiah 7:33 “And the dead bodies of this people will become food for the birds of the heavens and for the beasts of the earth, with no one to frighten them away”  The passage is referring to Jehovah God's final act of wrath against those who rejected him.

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