Thursday, August 20, 2009

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


The New York Post titled its article dated August 7, 2009 on President Arroyo’s dinner with her entourage at Le Cirque, the most expensive restaurant in New York City in this way: “Eat and Drink.“

Well, there’s really nothing wrong with eating and drinking. That’s how we, mortals, live in this world.

However, when Jesus’ 13th apostle Paul wrote in his first letter to the Corinthians that was included in the New Testament, “If I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not: let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”

Reading through the New York Post heading, the letter seems to address those people who enjoy the luxuries of their worldly life without thinking of the future. Are they going to heaven or to hell when they die?

One of God’s Ten Commandments is: Thou shalt not steal. We also know that death is the wages of sin. It follows that those who would use stolen money or money that does not belong to them for their own selfish reasons of eating and drinking have already committed sin.

Sinners generally do not care where they would go after death. Most of them refused to believe that there is life after death. They just live on other people’s money to satisfy their carnal desires because they believe they will die tomorrow and that’s the end of everything for them. In short, they see no judgment for their worldly deeds before and after death.

But here’s the bitter truth: judgment will come for the sinners before and after death.

I am also a sinner but saved by the Grace of God. I hope President Arroyo and her entourage are. If not, they surely go to Hell.



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