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God of Order and Beauty

What would it be today if Christ had not come?

What would it be if the apostles did not continue to preach the word of God after His death?

What would it be if the disciples of the apostles did not carry all the way, the teachings of Jesus Chris?

What would it be if all of us living in this kingdom have no faith in God’s existence, isn’t it a disaster, a tragic loss to humanity?

God will not let this happen for God is a God of order and beauty. Order for his laws for us to obey and beauty for the prosperity and the likes. He is predictable, orderly, and compassionate. He has no surprises, all his word is written. He does not lie and will give us what we ask. He is faithful to His word. Man is the most amazing creation He ever created. The truth of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the foundation of that creation and we have to love it as God does.

We are made in the likeness of God and the position that we are in life, health, wealth, and our part in society is for us to find. We can achieve all of those by letting Him do it, in His way, not our way. People are helped, educated, and protected simply because we are created in God’s likeness.

Blessed are those that have in life and share it with the poor, for the poor are more vulnerable to temptations.

Israelites are the chosen servants of God as it was written in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, it was revealed that we are all children of God. Repentance unto life eternal was granted to the Gentiles as such. The Holy Ghost, the seal of Christian blessing among the Jews, the fruit of redemption accomplished by Jesus, was given to Gentiles as to Jews. The latter might be astonished at it, but there was no resisting God.

Through grace they could praise Him for it.  Now Jews and Non Jews must unite and pay gratitude to God. As children of God, our faith and obedience to His commandments is our passport to His amazing kingdom. Repent now and be Born Again in unity with the Holy Spirit, a fruitful harvest is on the way and that is our salvation.

Ferdinand Magellan rediscovered the Philippines not by accident but by God’s way. His group of five ships met a severe storm in the sea while looking for spices islands by sailing west around South America and then sailing across the Pacific Ocean. He was pushed by ravaging waves and landed in the Island of Mactan, geographically located in the southern Philippines. He was welcomed by the natives in the fullest extent of hospitality, After the feast, with the help of other native leaders, Magellan declared the island to be part of Spain. He declared and raised his left hand with a cross and sword in his right hand saying either you embrace the cross a symbol of Christianity or face death… And the rest was history…

I conclude, therefore, Magellan has been brought to the Philippines to spread Christianity. The Philippines became the only Christian country in South East Asia at that time and Now Christianity is growing in Asia particularly in China and South Korea. Magellan survived hardship including the ravaging sea storm and landed them in one of the Islands of the Philippines  and he then introduced Christianity. What would it be if Magellan did not come to the Philippines? Is it by accident or is it the will of God? One ship survived out of five to tell the story. Is this incident just a great work of imagination or too excessive in stitching all together to link or looking for justification why we are Christians today. We knew that it is a fact. I will not be a Christian today if Magellan did not come, that is for sure.
Today, there are many Christians in the Philippines that are open to the word of God.  They are learning that religion cannot save them, but only by the atoning blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.  God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood.  He did this to demonstrate His justice because in His forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished, He did it to demonstrate His justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.”  (Romans 3:23-26)

Are Filipinos a chosen children of God? He made it His way for Filipinos to be Christians. Do this story stand that God Exist, does this edify your faith in God, and now willing to preach His word. God loves all His children that are obedient to His word. Our God is a faith God and faith is the evidence of things that is unseen. Please remember that this ministry may not agree to your doctrine or to all points of doctrines and teachings. I set it up in a spirit of unity to share what I feel and what others feel the lord is saying.

Christians should not have a division, we must be united with one thought and one judgment all seeking one kingdom under God. This ministry is a service to the body of Christ.

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17)

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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