viernes, 27 de septiembre de 2013

My Weekly View # 4: Violence against Christians in Egypt

The hostility of Muslims towards Christians in Egypt has reached new levels. Now, Christians are afraid to go out on the streets because of the violence going on against them. Muslims have taken businesses, churches, and houses of Christian people; some have even kidnapped and murdered Christians. This kind of martyrdom had not been seen since the early days of the church. We that are safe here should be thankful to praise God as we want and should also pray for those that are risking their lives for God.

viernes, 20 de septiembre de 2013

Pope Fancis's Declarations

This an entry in response to this link:

Pope Francis has sure been one of the most controversial popes in history. His way of viewing the church and the world is quite innovative and sometimes a little deviated. When I read this article it shocked me because I am a Roman Catholic; I could not believe it so I looked it up in a Catholic website and it had the same title. Now obviously these are erred comments from the Pope, but he does this to draw attention from other worldviews into the Catholic Church and vanish the currenti image of the Catholic Church of being a rotten and old Church. Even if his intentions are good, this was clearly not the way to express them. So here are some Bible verses that contradict what he says:

(Note that I took them from a Catholic Bible)
For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
John 3:16

No one who believes in him will be judged; but whoever does not believe is judged already, because that person does not believe in the Name of God's only Son.
John 3:18

so Christ too, having offered himself only once to bear the sin of many, will manifest himself a second time, sin being no more, to those who are waiting for him, to bring them salvation.
Hebrews 9:28

then we shall certainly not go unpunished if we neglect such a great salvation. It was first announced by the Lord himself, and is guaranteed to us by those who heard him;
Hebrews 2:3

'You must realise, then, that this salvation of God has been sent to the gentiles;they willlisten to it.'
Acts 28:28

viernes, 13 de septiembre de 2013

The World Now #3: Obama And Putin Hold Back Millitary Action on Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama made a television address to the media stating that he will try to make Syria give up the chemical weaponry by peaceful ways. Obama said that the American people was "sick and tired of war", and I think all the world is tired of seeing American soldiers in the Middle East. This is a wise decision from Obama and also Putin, Russia's President,who supports him. Right now Russia and US are trying by all means necessary to avoid war. I think all this issue about the Syrian war should be taken with calm and solve it the most peacefull way. The world does not need another war.


My Weekly View # 3: North Dakota First State to Ban Abortions Based on Down Syndrome

Governor Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota signed a legislation that banned abortions based on genetic deffects such as Down Syndrome. The state also banned abortions because of gender selection, and they are working on a law to annulate abortions once the doctors sense heartbeats from the baby. To me, this is a very good inniciative from North Dakota; they are making a difference, and they do not care of what the other states might say. Despite what some irrational people say that it is the woman's right to choose, it actually is not. It is the baby's body inside the mothers's and no one has a right over human life except God. Look at this example that is the same as the excuse many abortists use:

I pick up a woman who is planning to abort because she does not want to have the baby in my car. I drive to a highway and accelerate to reach 100 km/h and push the woman off the car and let her die. Since it is MY car I can decide what happens to whoever is inside it, right?

I think it is pretty obvious that this excuse is ridiculously invalid to support abortion. If a woman cannot keep the baby she can give him/her to a foster home or an orphan. Nowadays there are many alternatives a woman can take if she cannot raise the baby.


viernes, 6 de septiembre de 2013

My Weekly View # 2: Pope Francis Calls to a Peaceful Response of the G-20 Nations to the Syrian Events

On Thursday September 5, Pope Francis told the nations at the G-20 summit that a millitary intervention would be useless and encouraged the nations to respond peacefully to bring calm to a war torned nation like Syria. I think what the major authority of the Catholic Church is admirable, because he is using his fame and authority as a leader to exort peace to a very delicate situation that could transform into an outbreak of a war. We should imitate Pope Francis's attitude and seek for peace. I hope that U.S. and the other world powers to analyze the situation and think well instead of acting hurriedly. I pray for both sides of this feud to come to a diplomatic resolution so they do not bring more war to this world.


The World Now #2: Mexico Falls Against Honduras in El Azteca

The current event happening now in the world of football (soccer) is Mexico being defeated by Honduras in their home stadium El Azteca. Much speculation rose before this match. Mexico's journalists were bragging that in their homeland Mexico was invincible, some even said that they would win against Honduras without their goalkeeper. The final day came and the majority of the people - including me- thought Mexico would win because it was an obligation. The game started and Honduras was playing well and attacking, but Mexico stroke the first goal by a counter attack at 5 minutes from kick-off. It seemed as the predictions were being fulfilled, but Honduras did not give up. Honduras kept pressing and attacking. The first half ended with a 1-0 score of Mexico over Honduras. Though it seemed that nothing would change, the people still had hope. 63 minutes and GOAL! Hoduran player Carlo Costly shot a swift kick that goalkeeper Jesus Corona stopped but could not do anything against the strike Jerry Bengston threw out of a rebound, the score was now 1-1. I went outside and screamed like a mad man. Honduras was attacking more confidently. Not three minutes had passed from the tie when, GOAL! Costly solidly shot to beat keeper Corona. Honduras was winning for the 1st time in El Azteca! Now 2-1! Mexico was nervous, anxious, they were attacking without pecision. After the referee, who gave a little hand to the local team, blew the final whistle, I went to the street, took my shirt off and celebrated with my neighbors. Though this was a trivial event, it brings happiness to people and a little hope of our nation being recognized for seomething else rather than violence. Congratulations to the Honduran players and we have to look forward to the match against Panama.