Sometime in the past, I have experienced to be a president of the PTA (Parents and Teachers Association), of a business corporation, and of the board of directors of the Church. I know the broad responsibilities of a president, and the burden of dealing with people of different interest and aspirations. The Apostle Paul, being the administrator of the Gentile church, said:
2 Corinthians 7:5; 11:28
For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears…
…beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
While trying to please everybody….
1 Cor. 10:33
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
….he became the enemy of people who were not inclined to believe and receive the truth.
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
A leader that insists on the truth cannot please everybody!
Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
The truth remains: A leader or a president is a leader to those who like and dislike him.
Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and the advocates of House Bill 5043 known as the “Reproductive Health Bill” are being threatened to be excommunicated by the Catholic Church. This is a clear indication that churches in the Philippines have propensity in interfering with government affairs in direct violation of the provision of the constitution regarding the separation of church and state. The influence of powerful religious groups, one of which is the “Iglesia of Manalo”, is also a manifest violation of such provision; specifically, if the appointing executive was made to believe that he won because of the support of these influence peddlers.
On Target : Iglesia ni Cristo displeased with P-Noy?
By Ramon Tulfo / Columnist
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: August 06, 2010
PRESIDENT Noy, in his search for people to fill up key positions in his administration, has allegedly displeased a religious sect that supported him in the last election.
Iglesia ni Cristo’s Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo has allegedly written the President to ignore all his recommendees for some positions in government, according to a source close to Ka Eduardo, as he is known to his flock.
The source claimed that Ka Eduardo had said in his letter that the INC was freeing the President from the pressure of considering people recommended by the church for certain posts in his government.
My source inside the INC said there were positions that Ka Eduardo had asked P-Noy to fill up with persons from the ranks of the INC, but such requests were allegedly ignored.
The source added that the INC head had said that those whom P-Noy has appointed to key positions upon his recommendation can either be removed or they can choose to resign.
One of INC’s recommendees is Director Magtanggol Gatdula of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
The source said the religious sect’s withdrawal of support from the Aquino administration is expected to have grave political repercussions for the fledgling administration.
If I were the president, I would first consider that I am not a president only of the Catholics nor of the Iglesia of Manalo, but of the entire Philippine populace.
If I were the president, I would be thankful if the Catholic Church excommunicates me!
If I were the president, I would be thankful that the leader of the Iglesia of Manalo recalled for his suggested appointees to high positions in government.
If I were the president, I would rule the country in accordance with the constitution and the dictates of my humane conscience.