The only Christian Nation in Asia; deep in poverty, dissension, and threat of invasion—What happened to the Philippines?
In the 1950s, South Korea was the poorest country for over a decade, and illiteracy high. Singapore was a gang-ridden fetid slum in the 60s; Vietnam extremely impoverished, while the Philippines was the land of opportunities.
As the Philippines entered the Marcos years, we still enjoyed traces of prominence. However, our neighbors’ upheaval turned to silver, others to gold. We went from pearls to baubles.
Filipinos still call for a revolution.
Why not blame God for the country’s misery?
God places Kings and Queens (Daniel 2:21). Why then did God allow a Christian nation to have a series of bad leaders. We’ve been trapped in the wilderness for the last 40 years.
Religious leaders encouraging resentment instead of being united in prayer
The call to oust Duterte is so intense some Christians wished for his death. Religious groups constantly criticize the government. As a result, it encourages more anger.
How many more EDSA do we need?
We’ve had three major EDSA revolutions, not counting the “mini-EDSAs.” Since 1986, the blame game continues, and it’s pernicious. Will an EDSA-4 work this time?
Yet those who you hope would lead the country to a moral and spiritual revival are the very people setting a bad example by mixing politics and religion—using the name of Jesus. God is sending a clear message
Will an EDSA-4 work this time?
Let’s face it—God is judging our nation!
When Hitler, Stalin ascended to evil dictatorship and murdered innocent millions, was God helpless to stop them? The world faced God’s judgment. In response, Christians like the Ten Booms did their part of sharing God’s message of hope.
Should Christians fight the government? Thankfully, some churches respond Biblically through prayers and discipleship, devoid of politicking.
If we want a better Philippines, we should help others mature in their spirituality—Only God can help our country
There’s always a villain, autocrat, or sell-out in any institution; only God can help our country. The question is, are we one, or is our Christianity a patina of religious hypocrisy?
Perhaps spiritual leaders meddling in politics should reflect on walking on the street of Manila with sackcloth and ashes on their forehead, as the Kings of Israel did when God judged their nation.
Real change happens when God changes the hearts of men.