Lockdown Update from the Philippines 😊
On Monday April 6, 2020 President Duterte informed us that the quarantine will be extended from initially 1 month until April 30. This makes it 45 days. Although nobody gets any financial support here in the Philippines, we are forced to stay inside our homes.
The president warned us that when people are walking outside the police is allowed to “shoot to kill”. Of course this is going to create some major problems if this goes on for much longer. Already noticed some people ignoring the warnings of staying inside .. trying to make some money, so they can purchase some food.
At the moment people are staying calm where I am living … however not sure if this will be the case in the big cities. Just imagine being forced to stay inside without food and no support. Some don’t even have water to wash themselves. You understand if this goes on much longer it is going to cause some major problems.
Now the question is of course .. what does the Bible say about this? What would Jesus do?
We all know the verse in Romans 13:1-7 NKJV:
“13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”
Now of course we don’t want to bring judgment on ourselves, but does that mean we just accept what is happening right now? I think this is the issue many Christians are facing or will be facing soon. Let me know .. what do you think is right? Should we submit and for how long and of course why not or why yes?
By the way .. have an awesome EASTER ✝. Remember the Risen Lord. Rejoice!! 🙌 Here a little song that reminds us of the goodness of Jesus.
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Lots of love ❤️ from the Philippines,
Arthur Peter 😃