Black Skin, Flat Nose, & Thick Lips? But We Are All Brothers!


Why should there be the feeling of superiority over others, being cocky, high-handed, arrogant, or egotistical simply over the color of one’s skin, the contour of one’s nose, the shape of one’s lips?

Most of the time, people think that color determines who is the more superior (race). It is not so. But even the physical shape of the eyes, the lips, and the nose invites discrimination from people who believe that they were created more superior than the others.

Nothing is wrong, for example, with the wider noses and huge lips of those from Africa. Under our skin, we are all the same. But it matters because color-based notions of racial hierarchy continue to plague us, with white on top and black at the bottom.

A research conducted by competent scientific authorities says that under our skin we are all biological brothers and sisters.


Even before this proof was proven scientifically, the Bible tells us so! All of us came from only one biological mother and father.

GENESIS 3:20 
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.


The environment, the food we eat, the customs, and traditions are contributory factors to our outward physical appearance. The sun can make our skin dark.

SONG OF SOLOMON 1:6 
Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

Scientifically, constant exposure to the rays of the sun contributes to the tanning of our skin, making it darker in appearance than those who are less exposed to the sun. In Finland, where the sun does not shine almost four months, notably, people have white skin. Finns are considered the palest of people.

Many wonder how Finns survive with no sunlight in the winter, and nature replies with 24 hours of it in the summer. The intense contrast in light conditions has a profound effect on all walks of life in Finland.

For understandable reasons, public spaces come to life in the summer. After the harsh winter, endless daylight never arrives a day too early. Summer in Finland is a time spent outside the house enjoying the short but sweet season, and all worries are postponed until nights get dark again. 

http://www.visitfinland.com/article/land-of-the-midnight-sun/

It is not the sin of a black person that caused him to be born black like what the Mormons believe. Here’s what they wrote in the Book of Mormon.


Long-time exposure to elements and the sun can turn our skin totally black in a span of generation.

Quick Facts: 
Jablonski and Chaplin proposed an explanation for the observed variation of untanned human skin with annual UV exposure. By Jablonski and Chaplin’s explanation, there are two competing forces affecting human skin tone:

1. The melanin that produces the darker tones of human skin serves as a light filter to protect against too much UV light getting under the human skin where too much UV causes sunburn and disrupts the synthesis of precursors necessary to make human DNA; versus

2. Humans need at least a minimum threshold of UV light to get deep under human skin to produce vitamin D, which is essential for building and maintaining the bones of the human skeleton.

Jablonski and Chaplin note that when human indigenous peoples have migrated, they have carried with them a sufficient gene pool so that within a thousand (1000) years, the skin of their descendants living today has turned dark or turned light to adapt to fit the formula given above–with the notable exception of dark-skinned peoples moving north, such as to populate the seacoast of Greenland, to live where they have a year-round supply of food rich in vitamin D, such as fish, so that there was no necessity for their skin to lighten to let enough UV under their skin to synthesize the vitamin D that humans need for healthy bones. 

http://www.beautyofbeauty.com/skincolour.htm

Even the food we eat for generations may contribute to our physical appearance. In the Philippines there are islands known as Camotes Islands where the natives eat only as staple food, kamote or sweet potato. Natives there are short people. I had experienced that when one member from that particular place requested a photo shoot with me, they were all standing while I was seated on a chair. Still, I towered over everyone of them! Sweet potato does not have sufficient amount of B Complex vitamins that dictates the growth of height of a person.

People whose staple food are rich in B Complex vitamins like those who are consumers of bread from wheat attain more height than others.

Since there are eight different vitamins that are a part of the Vitamin B complex family, there are various health benefits that have been associated with each. In fact many health experts recommend Vitamin B complex for weight loss since it helps the digestive system and improves the absorption of carbohydrates. Some health experts also advise parents to include Vitamin B complex supplements and foods in their children’s diet, since it promotes growth and can help them grow taller. 

http://www.diethealthclub.com/vitamin-diet/vitamin-b-complex.html

Even the size and the length of the nose is sometimes dictated by the environment.


As reported by Emily DeMarco of Inside Science (8/12/2016), our nose plays the role of an airconditioner according to a new study. The research, which was published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, centered on pressure to explain how the nose got its shape.

Accordingly, in hot, wet environments, pressure over time lets the nose evolve into wider shape to cool the brain. Scott Maddux, the study's lead author and a biological anthropologist now at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, says air in cold temperatures can't hold very much water, therefore there is no pressure for the nose to widen as opposed to hot, wet temperatures. “In hot, wet environments that reduce our bodies' ability to shed heat through sweating, the nose could respond to that pressure and, over time, evolve into having a wider shape, which allows for more heat loss and may help keep the brain cool,” Maddux said.

After research and all things have been said and done, the conclusion is that the facts in the Bible are all true. We all came from Adam and Eve - and not from chimpanzees or apes - and that we are biological brothers and sisters. To practice then discrimination is evil.

JAMES 2:1-4 
1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 
2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 
3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 
4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

In Israel, God showed His anger over two of His servants when they entertained that feeling of superiority. Miriam and Aaron opposed Moses marrying a black woman. And they were reproved by God.

NUMBERS 12:1-15 
1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. 
2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it. 
3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)  4 And the LORD spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. 
5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. 
6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 
7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 
8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? 
9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed. 
10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 
11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. 
12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb. 
13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. 
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again. 
15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

Meanwhile, recent killings in the United States indicate that there is, one way or the other, discrimination among the Americans themselves.

Young black men killed by US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths

Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015, according to the findings of a Guardian study that recorded a final tally of 1,134 deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers this year.

Despite making up only 2% of the total US population, African American males between the ages of 15 and 34 comprised more than 15% of all deaths logged this year by an ongoing investigation into the use of deadly force by police. Their rate of police-involved deaths was five times higher than for white men of the same age.

Paired with official government mortality data, this new finding indicates that about one in every 65 deaths of a young African American man in the US is a killing by police. 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/31/the-counted-police-killings-2015-young-black-men

God is not a respecter of the physical being of a person.

THE ROMANS 2:11 
For there is no respect of persons with God.

To be godly is to learn how to love a person regardless of color, height and physical appearance! After all we are all equal beyond the skin. We were made by one God.

May we remind the American people that while they are superior in arms, technology, wealth, and political power, they are not superior among the blacks and what the world calls the "uglier" people of this earth.

To God be the glory!

Natural Brute Beasts to be Taken and Destroyed


In order to speak, one must first listen. In order to comment, one must understand what was written.

I felt so awfully sorry and disturbed after reading some negative comments regarding my last two blog entries about biased reporting and jaundiced journalists, which comments lumped up all those killed allegedly as extrajudicial killings!

But while we have jaundiced journalists, we also have jaundiced readers. To be jaundiced is to be affected by bitterness, resentment, or envy. Don’t they show in their voices?

I'm reminded that what the Bible says is true! Not all people read the Bible carefully and conscientiously.

II PETER 3:16-17 
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction. 
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.

As the unlearned wrest the Scriptures, so do some readers of my blog wrest its message!

As written in my two last entries, I never favored extrajudicial killings! Nor is there any part of what I wrote that defends any alleged killing without due process. Below are some of these comments I believe made by people who do not understand what they are doing! May God forgive them!


Here is what I wrote:

We know scientifically and logically that drug addicts are persons considered to be out of control, even by themselves. One way to help them is to show them and make them taste a blow from the arm of the law. I repeat: show them and make them taste a blow from the arm of the law.

If they will see that pushers and users are being prosecuted and not tolerated, they would think twice in pursuing their vices that are most certainly stupid. Punishment is a deterrent to crime.

HEBREWS 10:28 
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

A wise reader would consider the conclusive portion of the entry that says, "I repeat: show them and make them taste a blow from the arm of the law.If they will see that pushers and users are being prosecuted and not tolerated, they would think twice in pursuing their vices that are most certainly stupid. Punishment is a deterrent to crime.

HEBREWS 10:28 
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:"

A wise reader would not comment that I am in favor of killings - specifically extrajudicial!

The verbatim portion I wish to emphasize is, "If they will see that pushers and users are being prosecuted and not tolerated......."

What do I mean by “prosecuted?” Bringing criminal action for the offense in the courts of the land.

And what do I mean, "and not tolerated?" Did I mean they must be killed or punished without due process? For shame! You who just comment without thinking! It’s stupid to place meanings where it is not meant!

Remember that the term "extrajudicial killings" is as yet an allegation against the Duterte Administration! It is not yet established.

Extrajudicial killings mean killings by persons on authority without due process of law, and Duterte's critics must prove this first that really since May 10 of this year, all the killings that happened in the government's war against drugs are being done by the Duterte Administration!

My blog entry was titled "Judging the Killings: Not to Blame Duterte but Sum up the Truth."

Nowhere in this entry did I justify the killings that happened to defend the President nor did I condemn the critics of the present government to defend the one in power! The entry centered mostly on biased media, both local and foreign, their reckless use of the phrase "extrajudicial killings."

One thing I said is "punishment is deterrent to crime!" using Hebrews 10:28.

HEBREWS 10:28 
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

Did I mean in the use of this verse extrajudicial killings?!! Shame on you, stupid!

The verse says, death is imposed under Moses' law upon the testimony of two or three witnesses! It inevitably means that the crime against the Law of Moses before death is imputed was investigated and was proven in the testimony of two or three witnesses. This is the due process under the Law of Moses! Is this extrajudicial killing?

Next time before you comment on Brother Soriano's pronouncement, be sure you understand what you are reading!

And a bonus before Christmas! Are you going to criticize and be dismayed by what the Apostle Peter said that I quoted in one of these blogs?

II PETER 2:12 
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

In this verse, Peter is saying that people or humans that speak evil of the things they do not understand are natural brute beasts to be destroyed!

Now, get a bonus. Disagree with Peter and go to hell!

Fake News and Compromising Scoops Sacrifice Truth


I believe that the term "responsible journalism" and "investigative journalism" became suggestive from what was commonly disdained among journalists who are irresponsible and are whisperers/talebearers/gossipers. Here are what the Bible says about them:

PROVERBS 18:8 (RSV) 
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

PROVERBS 18:8 (KJV) 
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

PROVERBS 18:8 (NIV) 
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.

Gossips are very sellable. They make the broadsheets and tabloids attractive to buy. As the Bible said, they are like "delicious morsels."

One ingredient of irresponsible journalism is the indirect but apparent intentional intrigues created by the so-called "journalist" in his futile mind. The Bible says so, there are inventors of evil.

THE ROMANS 1:30 
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Let us take the case of President Rody Duterte. It appeared that the cancellation of the planned meeting with President Obama was directly caused by the intrigues created by local and international journalists. If they practiced selective perception in their presentation of news, it is because of wanting to scoop. Beginning with the expression, “putang ina mo,” they had it translated as an address to mean Duterte is calling Barak Obama as “son of a whore,” when all the time it is the same as the American common expression of “sonamabitch” (son of a bitch) or “sonamagan” (son of a gun) that is merely an expression of anger or disgust.

We know in law and in the daily conversations among Filipinos that the expression "putang ina mo" is an expression of frustration common among Filipino communities. It is most frequently used not to defame the mother of the person being mentioned but to express frustration and sometimes as an expression of camaraderie among friends. I say "in law" because no less than the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines ruled that the use of the phrase "putang ina mo" does not always mean cursing the mother of the recipient of such connotation.

In its en banc decision written by Justice Querube Makalintal (who later served as Chief Justice from 1973 to 1975), the Supreme Court declared: “’Putang ina mo’ is a common enough expression in the dialect that is often employed, not really to slander but rather to express anger or displeasure. It is seldom, if ever, taken in its literal sense by the hearer, that is, as a reflection on the virtues of a mother. http://www.rigobertotiglao.com/2016/09/09/supreme-court-ruling-putang-ina-mo-doesnt-mean-your-mother-is-a-whore/

What is glaring now is that not only foreign media are incorporating malice in the utterances of President Duterte, but local journalists as well. Many Philippine networks are biased against the President.

Imagine calling the President "tough-talking,” “foul-mouthed,” “trash talking,” that foreign media began to pick up from local news to cast doubt on the integrity of the person of our President.

What about false news? A TV station said, Obama was able to shake hands with everyone at the ASEAN summit except Duterte. But here’s what Obama said -


These practices compromise the President.

I am not defending the President. I am speaking as a sensible preacher of the word of God by norms, in law and logic, especially that in the Bible, one must judge not only according to what he has heard.

ISAIAH 11:3-4 
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

I am also a victim of unfair journalism practices of the country's most popular networks. I understand the situation of the incumbent President.

I am not saying that the President must not be criticized. But my point is journalists must be fair and impartial. Subjecting an innocent person through irresponsible journalism is public trial and condemnation!

Our country may have laws protecting freedom of speech and publication, but by all means practice fairness. Tell the truth and nothing but. When you style your slants, do not restructure quotations with scoops in your mind at the expense of your subject. Consider the context.

When full transcripts of speeches made by Duterte are read, that is the only time one can understand what happened, whether the journalist said it right or not. But how many of the readers can get to read full transcripts?

The ball is yours. You, journalists, owe it to the community to do your work right!

Judging the Killings: Not to Blame Duterte but Sum up the Truth


Judging with fairness and justice is based on facts, reality, and logic. History will testify that among those difficult cases being resolved by human justice, most frequently, logic, reality and facts contribute together to sum up what the truth is.

The fact is, there were two babies, one was dead and one was alive. There were two women claiming to be the biological mother of the living baby. To solve and to render judgment in the seemingly difficult case, Solomon used logic.

I KINGS 3:16-28 
16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. 
17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. 
18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. 
19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it. 
20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. 
21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. 
22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spoke before the king. 
23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. 
24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. 
25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. 
26 Then spoke the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. 
27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. 
28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

There is an international outcry about what are allegedly extra-judicial killings in Duterte's war against illicit drugs. I say "allegedly" because these are not considered a fact.

Meanwhile, may I remind the media to be careful in their use of words. "Extra-judicial killings" must mean that the ones doing the killings are people in power!

It is most certainly lopsided to term "extra-judicial killing" in killings done by the criminals themselves!

How unfair it can be to attribute all the killings that happened since May 10 of this year to the administration of the seating President. Journalists must practice a sense of delicadeza in attributing to anybody any wrongdoing in society. Personally, I believe that all the killings that started since May 10 must not be imputed on the Duterte administration.

It is constitutionally clear and precise that Duterte took the reigns of power only on the last day of June of this year. How could anyone in his proper state of logic, conscience and mind, think that those who were killed in the last regime are to be blamed on the government of President Duterte? Isn’t this the implication we get from reports of both local and international press today? If one cannot reckon the beginning – and the time boundaries - very certainly he cannot also be sure of what will be the end.

ISAIAH 46:9-10 
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

There are many avenues that can be considered in order to arrive at the surest point of justice and equity. Surely the shortest line between two distances is between two exact points that run as straight as possible from one to the other.

A point to start with is, could it be that criminals who are being hunted now by the Duterte administration are killing one another in order to protect their own interest!?

Could it be that there are killings that happened mainly because the police enforcers are trying to defend the constitution, or the order of their commander-in-chief, and their own lives!?

Could it be that there are those who run amok because there is no future for their vices and illegal activities under the Duterte administration? And could it be that they just wanted to implicate others, even the innocent!?

If the answer to all these questions is yes, then it is illogical to blame and count the numbers of those who were killed and have died from May 10 to this day to the Duterte administration. How stupid can one be!!! How could you lump the numbers and attribute it to one and only one cause? Worse, you go forward and term them as “extra-judicial killings.”

We know scientifically and logically that drug addicts are persons considered to be out of control, even by themselves. One way to help them is to show them and make them taste a blow from the arm of the law. I repeat: show them and make them taste a blow from the arm of the law.

If they will see that pushers and users are being prosecuted and not tolerated, they would think twice in pursuing their vices that are most certainly stupid. Punishment is a deterrent to crime.

HEBREWS 10:28 
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

We have a very strong fiber in the fabric of Philippine jurisprudence that is called "human rights." It is also a part of the law of the land that while there are clear clauses that protect animals, there is no law or section nor article in the constitution that provides that to protect animal life, we have to sacrifice the life of a human being.

In the Bible, there are people who cannot be considered humans to enjoy human rights, let alone, convicted drug lords and pushers!

II PETER 2:12 
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

More to come.

Sincerely yours,
Brother Eli

Satan and his Influence: The Real Cause of Confusion


While God Almighty is not a God of confusion, there is a god called the "god of this world" or "the god of this age" who is the cause of all evil confusions that besets humanity. This god is satan, God's archenemy.

II CORINTHIANS 4:4 
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

(Note that the word translated "world" in 2 Corinthians 4:4 is the word aiōn" in the original Greek language of the Scriptures.)

G165 
αἰών 
aiōn 
ahee-ohn' 
From the same as G104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world...

Confusions in this age are caused by satan, the devil!

JAMES 3:16, 15 
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

He insinuates war among leaders of nations.

REVELATION 16:14 
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Battles or wars are caused by confusion and in the actual battles and wars, there are confusions! 

Where there is strife, there is confusion.

Apparently, the world now in this age is buried deep in confusion. Before an election, there is strife - a contest of mud-slinging, defamation, self-glorification, and lies. After election, there are protests about its results, turncoatism, opportunism, and influence-peddling. All these may result in loss of lives, money, honor and love between friends! These things have happened in the Philippines before and after the May Elections, and are now happening in the United States of America.

What is worse is struggle for power and pre-eminence.

The Bible describes a beast with seven heads. Seven that have to have their say.

REVELATION 13:1 
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

The saying, "two heads are better than one," is neither biblical nor wise! The true church in the Bible has for its head, the Lord Jesus Christ.

COLOSSIANS 1:18 
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

A church with seven heads will be struggling with confusions. There is only one head that we must acknowledge and adhere to in the true church of the Bible.

COLOSSIANS 2:19 
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

There is "one head" that is better than two or seven - that have to have their say.

Similarly, a government with three heads will be struggling with confusion! How scary can it be to see even a statue or a picture of a body with three heads trying to devour each other! There is then wisdom in a hierarchy – more so when it leads up to one - a God-centered structure.

I CORINTHIANS 11:3 
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

A piece of (unsolicited) advice: Someone who knows his or her rightful place in the human society is a man. Anyone striving to be what he or she must not be is not a man!

Confusion in the Absence of Order


First there is order or peace, and then disorder or confusion may follow. There can be no confusion where there is first order and peace. When God is placed first and always, expect order to follow.

The word of God says, "God is not a God of confusion but of peace."

I CORINTHIANS 14:33 
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

I THESSALONIANS 5:23 
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The word translated "confusion" in the English Bible is "akatastasia" which meanings are: instability, disorder, commotion, confusion, and tumult. These things are obviously observable worldwide. All these given meanings of the word translated as "confusion" are present in governments, religion, societies, and institutions of men!

G181 
ἀκαταστασία 
akatastasia 
ak-at-as-tah-see'-ah 
From G182; instability, that is, disorder: - commotion, confusion, tumult.

There was confusion, instability, disorder, commotion, and tumult in the Catholic Church when three men claimed to be the pope in what was called the "Great Schism." There was also confusion in many other instances wherein there was contention of power among its leaders.

The Western Schism or Papal Schism was a split within the Roman Catholic Church which lasted from 1378 to 1417. Three men simultaneously claimed to be the true pope. Driven by politics rather than any theological disagreement, the schism was ended by the Council of Constance (1414–1418).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Schism

Confusion ensued when the Catholic Church was at the heights of its abuse of power selling forgiveness to its faithful members through the doctrine of "indulgences." One of its cardinals spoke about this against the church that signaled the start of the protestant movement.


In one of the forums talking about indulgence, the standard meaning attached to it from the Catholics who observe this practice is “like a gift you receive from doing something good. So think of going to confession, communion, prayers, et cetera as the good acts. In return, you receive the gift of the indulgence which in the church usually means time taken off from purgatory.” Here, there is confusion too.

It was confusion that resulted in the birth of the Church of England.

Church of England 
Henry VIII started the process of creating the Church of England after his split with the Pope in the 1530s. Henry was anxious to ensure a male heir after his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, had borne him only a daughter. He wanted his marriage annulled in order to remarry. In 1534 after several attempts to persuade the Pope to grant an annulment, Henry passed the Act of Succession and then the Act of Supremacy. These recognized that the King was "the only supreme head of the Church of England called Anglicana Ecclesia". Henry adopted the title given to him by the Pope in 1521, that of Defender of the Faith.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/cofe/cofe_1.shtml

Confusion was also the same reason that caused enmity between supposed leaders and at times connivance between the Roman Empire and the emerging power of the papacy to maintain their grip of power.

WHAT WAS THE MAIN ISSUE BETWEEN POPE GREGORY VII AND EMPEROR HENRY IV? The main issue between the Pope and the Emperor was who had the right to appoint church officials in the Catholic Church. This time period was called the Investiture of Controversy. Prior to Pope Gregory VII taking office the common practice of many monarchs, including the preceding Holy Roman Emperor was to pick the high ranking church officials they wanted and placed them in office. Gregory wanted to put an end to that practice in 1074-1075, which he did end up doing. This forced the Holy Roman Empire into conflict with the Catholic Church, since many Catholic bishops essentially held "duchies" and "fiefdoms" of their own, so when Henry lost the power to name bishops he also lost control of just about half his lands.

Source: http://popevsemperor.weebly.com/

Church and state in medieval Europe

The Church gradually became a defining institution of the Roman Empire.[1] Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in 313 proclaiming toleration for the Christian religion, and convoked the First Council of Nicaea in 325 whose Nicene Creed included belief in "one holy catholic and apostolic Church". Emperor Theodosius I made Nicene Christianity the state church of the Roman Empire with the Edict of Thessalonica of 380.[2]

After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, there emerged no single powerful secular governments in the West, but there was a central ecclesiastical power in Rome, the Catholic Church. In this power vacuum, the Church rose to become the dominant power in the West.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_and_state_in_medieval_Europe

Confusion is also the reason why clergies did what they did, that removes the meaning of spirituality they had intended.

History tells us that the tormenting tentacles of the papacy were in Nicea in 325 CE…The Bishops under the popes, since then, kept on getting imperial treasury and influence at the courts. The members of the Catholic clergy manipulated political authority. Rampant corruption and immorality swept those lands. Soliciting sexual favours from female penitents allured the clergies for religious power and authority.

Source: http://world.mediamonitors.net/layout/set/print/content/view/full/50591

In modern times, this very spirit of confusion caused the two most devastating wars that humanity will never forget.

Meanwhile, the word translated in the American Standard Bible as "incest" from the word tebel and bâlal has also one of its meanings as "confusion."

H8397 
תּבל 
tebel 
teh'-bel 
Apparently from H1101; mixture, that is, unnatural bestiality: - confusion.

H1101 
בּלל 
bâlal 
baw-lal' 
A primitive root; to overflow (specifically with oil); by implication to mix; also (denominative from H1098) to fodder: - anoint, confound, X fade, mingle, mix (self), give provender, temper.

Practically, incest is confusion! When affection and sexual attraction is felt between the nearest of kins, the persons involved are literally, spiritually and morally confused!

LEVITICUS 18:6-18 
6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD. 
7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 
8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness. 
9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover. 
10 The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness. 
11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 
12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman. 
13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman. 
14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt. 
15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter-in-law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 
16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness. 
17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. 
18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

LEVITICUS 20:17-22 
17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity. 
18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. 
19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity. 
20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. 
21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless. 
22 Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spew you not out.

Here is a case of confusion: It is referred to as Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) relationship.

EXCLUSIVE: 'We ended up kissing and kissing led to other things': Mother, 36, and son, 19, who fell in love when they met last year after she gave him up for adoption as a baby, say they'll go to JAIL to defend their relationship

A mother and son whose forbidden love affair could land them each a lengthy jail sentence have declared they are 'madly in love' and nothing will tear them apart.

Monica Mares, 36, and her son Caleb Peterson, 19, face up to 18 months in prison if found guilty of incest at a trial later this year in New Mexico.

But the mother and son couple have vowed to fight for their right to have a sexual relationship and are appealing to the public to donate to their legal fund.

In an exclusive individual interviews with Daily Mail Online, they told how they are willing to risk everything to be together - and have decided to go public with their affair in a bid to raise awareness of Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) relationships.


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3725551/Mother-36-son-19-fell-love-met-year-gave-adoption-baby-say-willing-risk-JAIL-defend-love.html#ixzz4HpvZUEUY

Incest is not only committed with persons of near consanguinity but also with persons of whom one has no blood relationship but is the wife or husband of one’s relative in blood.

I CORINTHIANS 5:1-2 
1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 
2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

If someone can commit incest with her daughter-in-law, more so when it is with his biological daughter.

LEVITICUS 20:12 (NASB) 
'If there is a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed incest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

These things are obviously detestable and abominable but they really do exist among humanity!

But what is the cause of all these confusions, instability, disorder, commotion, and tumult?

More to follow.

Donald Trump: Pls Learn a Little History about Filipinos


Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said Filipinos are part of a “Trojan horse” of “terrorist nations.”

Trump’s call to stop Muslims from entering the U.S. and to build a wall to prevent Mexican “drug dealers” and “rapists” has drawn condemnation from around the world. Lately, it was time for Philippines to be affronted.

Trump said these countries included Afghanistan, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Uzbekistan, Yemen and the Philippines, and referred to them as “animals.”(Roberto R. Romulo, “Trump: Filipinos are terrorists and animals,” The Philippine Star, August 12, 2016)

The Philippines has been a hospitable home for Americans for more than a hundred years. They have enjoyed the hospitality of Filipinos even in their pursuit of global powers and control.

There were three American bases in the Philippines that served as strategic strongholds of America in South East Asia: the Clark Airbase in Pampanga, the Subic Naval Base in Zambales (it was the largest American overseas military base in the world), and the Sangley Point in Cavite, Philippines. In all these bases, Filipinos served like slaves - even as sex slaves of the American forces! Throughout these years, the Philippines has been a formidable ally of America in its political and economic leadership worldwide.


US Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines 
Source: wikipedia.org


US Naval Station, Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines 
Source: wikipedia.org


U.S. Naval Station Sangley Point, Cavite, Philippines 
Source: wikipedia.org

It is worthwhile mentioning that the Philippines is a friend not only to Americans. History has it that when the Jews were being rejected by other countries in their attempt to escape the evil of the holocaust, the Philippines through its President Manuel L. Quezon, was the only country that opened its doors to receive almost 1,300 Jews.


Moreover, the Philippines' vote became the tiebreaker at the United Nations in favor of UN Resolution 181 concerning the partition of Palestine and the Creation of the State of Israel in 1947.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%E2%80%93Philippines_relations 

http://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/02/06/15/philippines-israel-connection

Philippines was also a host to hundreds of thousands of Indochinese (Vietnamese, Cambodians, Lao) refugees accepted in Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Morong, Bataan and the Philippine First Asylum Center in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

http://malacanang.gov.ph/75632-historical-ph-haven-for-refugees/ 

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/338198/news/nation/ex-vietnam-refugees-pay-debt-to-phl-donate-400k-for-yolanda-relief

So how could Philippines be a terrorist nation? Philippines is the only Christian country in Asia, home to most American preachers and peddlers of the word of God!

II CORINTHIANS 2:17 (RSV) 
For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

Filipinos are world-class citizens, enjoying the trust and confidence of many American households who employ them as domestic helpers, caregivers, and professionals par excellence.

Twenty percent of all workers in all luxury cruises in the world that traverse its greatest oceans are Filipinos. If this twenty percent of workers, engineers, technical people, and professionals will declare strike, practically there would be a standstill in the operation of all of these luxury liners.

A Filipino is a trusted cook that prepares the food of the most powerful man on earth in the White House. A Filipino was part of a team of experts that brought the first man and the first American to the moon!

Donald Trump is not a world-class citizen, yet he speaks out of ignorance against the Filipinos! To ban the Filipinos in America is gross ignorance of who the Filipinos are!

While it is true that there are Filipinos who can be considered extremists, it is not because they are Filipinos but because they were deceived by ideologies that equally deceived Americans as well!


I am a Filipino and I know truly who Filipinos are! We are peace-loving people. We are God-fearing people. The Philippines is the only country in Asia, home to almost all religious beliefs that originated from America and Europe.

To say the least that Filipinos should be banned from entering the US because there are Filipinos influenced by religious beliefs that transformed their way of thinking is insanity.

For example, there are Filipinos who have accepted the perverted thinking of an American who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints or LDS church or Mormonism to have more than one wife like their founder, Joseph Smith.

This Smith, an American who collected forty-eight wives, is not the fault of every Filipino but of a select group of victims who were influenced by the evil that some Americans brought to our country! They believed in their lies.



An unsolicited advice for the billionaire Mr. Trump from a poor Filipino: Learn a little of history before submitting yourself to be the president of a great nation that America is, with an ever-loyal ally, the FILIPINOS!

May God bless you, Mr. Trump and the United States of America!

Sincerely yours,

Brother Eli