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Black Lives Matter: Does It Matter? A Christian Take On The Issue

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I see churches that are in favor of black lives matter. I just want to share my opinion about this. Bear in mind that I believed in the separation of state and church. And I am against racism. You see, there are underlying problems within the agenda itself. You may not agree with what I will say but since some churches agree with the black lives matter agenda, I assumed that you are also in favor of riots, destroying of properties, looting, and stealing? And that is never Christ-likeness. We all know that this incident is not known given the previous issues surrounding this movement, right? There are recorded incidents that happened prior to this Floyd incident, right? So, I assumed you are aware of it?

Black Lives Matter Christian View
Proverbs 29:18 ESV
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.

Church, how are you? I know I am not in the position to say this. I am not a pastor. My faith is currently not on fire and I am nowhere denying that I don’t commit sins or whatever. That is not the issue. But is becoming relevant is now a part of the “new church normal”? I get the point that we have to pray for them, pray for the family of Floyd. Love all races. There is no discrimination against God. Jesus loves his children regardless of color. These are all true. But what you are doing is conniving with the schemes of the devil. The devil will attack in ways that we thought are good and pleasant. This black lives matter movement is a perfect example of it.



Matthew 15:14 ESV
Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

We should stand for the faith we believed in. But standing for a worldly agenda is something that is against the will of God. Especially if the cause is not pleasing to God when it has a bad reputation and representation to some and could cause division within the Christian communities. This movement has been shrouded with diversionary schemes and propaganda pitting the democrats vs liberals, black vs white, pro vs anti-government, state vs religion, morals vs justice, and pagans vs Christians to clash. That is nowhere in the Bible.

1 Peter 2:13-17 ESV
Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Some religious groups would do prayer vigils. That is much better. That’s what we Christians should do in these times of covid and chaos. I don’t condemn churches that explicitly support a worldly cause. But I want to ask you a personal question, what do you think will Jesus do in times like this?

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How To Address This Issue As A Christian

With the Black Lives Matter controversy, Christians are torn on how to address this kind of issue. How to react in this situation without compromising your faith? How to show God’s love without offending anyone?

1- Remain Calm.

Matthew 6:27 NIV
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

I get that the protest has gone viral and it’s all over the internet. It has taken social media by storm after the unjust treatment of George Floyd from police brutality suffocating him to death. However, Jesus Christ is not reckless when it comes to His emotions. Quoting the verses of Matthew 21:12-13 where Jesus overturned the temple tables of the money changers might have gotten Jesus to react irrationally, but it’s only because it violated the essence of the church not because of the social issues happening outside the synagogue.

2- Pray Without Ceasing.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV
pray without ceasing

This has been the Christ-like answer of many Christians when it comes to dealing with personal battles, for the church and for the world. Pray for one another, pray for revival, pray for the world towards its destruction that was already written in the book of Revelation. Christians, praying is our strongest weapon. Jesus showed his disciples every day how He prayed early in the morning before He do any miracles before He preaches the gospel, and ending His day with prayer. It’s our communication and communion with God. We often hear these phrases, “the battle is not yours but God.” It is, and it will remain infinite.

3- Control Your Emotion.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Just as how Jesus controlled Himself when Satan is luring Him into temptation with the promise of great credibility and convincing spectacle of worldly riches and dominion. Jesus didn’t allow the snare of the devil to influence Him. He is God in the first place and He could just get all that riches by Himself or show His superiority against the devil. But instead, He controlled His emotions and didn’t allow Himself to be tempted.

4- Express With Love And Compassion.

Acts 10:34-35 NIV
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.
   

With all the riots, and the unwanted situations such as looting, stealing, destroying of properties, and an account of death, it’s inevitable not to feel remorse or mad with the protesters. That is our difference as Christian. I know that sometimes it’s hard to show love and compassion especially when we are in a heated commotion, but just as how we treat our brethren, we should also show the same love and compassion to other religions, beliefs, and races. Christians should never tolerate racism. In the same manner, Christians shouldn’t tolerate bad behaviors, especially when it is a threat to peace and order or chaos to other people and to the community. We can sympathize with their agenda for the ongoing black lives matter, but we should also draw the line.

5- Do Not Conform To The Secular Standard.

Romans 12:2 NIV
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Being relevant doesn’t necessarily mean bad. However, as Christian, we should be relevant by sharing the gospel using modern methods and any means of helping others. If being relevant means doing the same secular things, acting in a manner of how the world is doing it, and engaging in a protest that would compromise your faith, I believe you should reflect on yourself and pray that God will see your motives. Because instead of taking them to church, sharing them the gospel, and encourage them, it would go the other way around? This world is under its destruction. We are at the last age and Rapture will take place anytime soon.

FINAL NOTE

As Christian, we can sympathize and show compassion by praying for them, sharing the gospel, make Jesus known to them for salvation, and if we could help in other ways, then do so. However, doing the things they do, joining in the protest, participating in their agendas, and going with the flow just to be relevant is never pleasing to God. We love the sinners but hate their sins. In the same way, we show them the Christ-likeness not conniving with their worldly scheme. That is why Christians are the salt and light of this world. Furthermore, it has always been said that state and church are two different entities. We should abide by the authority in the land because Jesus said so in the Bible. We could also express our freedom because it is our right. However, we should also be mindful of others.

Romans 13:9 NIV 
The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Black Lives Matter: Does It Matter? A Christian Take On The Issue

In this regard, I pray for the family of George Floyd, and all the victims of all races brought upon by the riots and anarchy that took place in the United States. Remember that Jesus loves all the races, and in the same way, we Christians love them too.  You matter with Christ. All people matter!

It’s October But I Don’t Feel The Halloween Vibe

Maybe Halloween is not for everyone. That’s how I see it.


It’s October again, but I can’t feel any excitement about the Halloween event. Well, we don’t have that tradition of trick or treating or the event itself. Somehow some of my readers could relate to this. I was born with a religious upbringing so that being said, I never had my fair share of ghost encounters or any paranormal events. However, despite the strong religious background even in my immediate family members and other relatives, some of them did have an encounter with these dead spirits. Unfortunately for me, well, Nah. I only had recollections of trying to mimic the spirit of the glass, improvised ouija board made out of paper, the spirit of the coin, ghost stories, and imitating other herbal doctors’ practices of calling spirit in a ritual.

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Spirit Of The Glass, Coins And Ouija Boards

One of the typical ghost hunting adventures during Halloween season or during ghost-related conversations. My cousins and I tried this ghost-encountering activity just like how we watched it from Hollywood movies. Of course, we were young, we were imaginative and full of curiosity back then. Since we can’t provide ourselves with the board or plywood for that matter, we would improvise. I forgot who raised the use of paper so we go along with it.
I don’t know the trick of how the glass is moving back then. My cousin who initiated to do some kind of copying the calling of the dead told us to lightly put our index finger on the edge of the glass and as we proceed to the passage the glass was actually moving. It’s a weird combination of fear, and the thrill of doing it despite that almost all of us don’t believe in such things.

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Ghost Stories

Reminiscing your childhood is fun especially if you lived in the suburbs, had funny experiences, and had done weird stuff even silly things. Even until today, whenever we had a get-together gathering of my cousins and close relatives, we tend to bring up these silly topics. Back in the day, we always watch television and movies, and since many films were shown were mostly action, drama, cartoons, and horror, so you will end up watching it all. It’s funny how some of us had a habit of watching horror movies and then afterward, someone will be pranked or someone is afraid even going down the kitchen and toilet.
On typical ghost story conversations, one of my cousins will tell that she/he saw a ghost, or he/she felt like someone moved past him/her, his/her spirit encounter and then all of us would have this goosebump feeling.

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Imitating Herbalist Calling Rituals To Call The Dead

Remember the movies like Casper, Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, and The Blair Witch Project that started the “paranormal” trend? Those were the thing in the 90s. And every Halloween, expect to watch a movie marathon of either of these movies. Until Japanese-inspired horror movies came out and the likes of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings became a yearly movie release.

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Watching these movies, you will adopt some of its witches or spell-binding practices so you will definitely do it during playtime with your young homies. Unless you never had that “adventurous kid” in you during your youth. We will also imitate some herbal doctor practices which are, by the way, famous practices in suburbs and countrysides. Although it’s a pagan practice and has no medical support, many devotees and followers will get help from them before going to the hospital. They believed that a spell was cast on them, mysticism or some sort of pricking voodoo doll and stuff. I watched how it was done when I went there a few times. I was a sickly lad during my youth so my grandma used to bring me to a herbal doctor or at the hospital. Would you believe that my nickname was even changed because the herbal doctor said that it is wrong in my nickname and some sort of negative vibes in it that is making me sickly? Well, later when my nickname was changed and sold for one piece of coin, there wasn’t any change and I was still the sickly old me. That was a pagan belief whatsoever.

Probably, the best-known herbal doctor practice in remote areas is the divination ritual, where after some sort of prayer and spirit casting, the herbalist will drop some melted candle waxes on the water, believed to have formed a shape. Afterward, the herbal doctor will diagnose his patient through the outcome of the melted wax, that a certain individual or an evil spirit has inflicted the patient with something. Creepy ei?

Halloween Is Not My Cup Of Tea

Just because I never had some ghost encounters or some evil spirit manifestations from supernatural entities doesn’t justify my belief that there is no such thing as this ghost existence and alike. I grew up knowing the Christian doctrines and the Bible, so I can definitely say that my faith and belief in God might have something to do with. Although I know for a fact that there are Christians that do encounter ghosts from an early age up until now. So, Halloween is not one of the seasons that I looked forward to. But I appreciate those little kids wearing Halloween costumes and trick or treating and even those costume parties during Halloween where people get to wear anyone they want to imitate, sort of similar to cosplaying.

How do you feel now that Halloween is weeks from now? Do you have your ghost encounters and other childhood Halloween beliefs? Tell us in the comment.


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Success: The Sacrifice of Losing People

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If you started from the scratch, you will value everything, even the one with the least value. You will appreciate and understand how people got their way up the ladder of success. Starting from the scratch is better than not trying at all. And not trying at all because of the lack of support from the person you thought will help and understand you is toxic and negative in the relationship. Get rid of the negativities around you. If it is a person, cut your relationship with him/her especially if he/she isn’t helping you nor giving you even an ounce of support.

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Success isn’t just about learning from the hard lessons in life and applying it, or the contentment of doing your passions in life. Success isn’t just about your networth or the level of achievements you have succeeded. Success is removing the negativities around you. Be it a person, a thing or a relationship. Remove the people in your life that hinders you. People that are making you feel inferior and a loser your entire life. People that are toxic and the source of your burdens.

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When To Rebuke; And When To Judge

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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.


At some point in time, we lose track of where we are heading. We become indecisive. We feel lost. Uncertain. Disappointed. Defeated. We start to look for validation in this judgmental society. We start to worry and doubt. The beautiful picture of our future are now just a dream. Until such a time, we are unable to see our worth. We no longer able to distinguish ourselves as Christ ambassadors. We lose our identity in Christ.

This is the problem when we only focus with ourselves – self image; self interest; self glorification; self entitlement etc. When we only focus on what the world can serve us at our table. When we don’t know who we are in Christ. When our judgment misguides our faith. When our pride is hindering us from repentance. When our ego is being trampled upon because of humility or any God-given mission.

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This is also the problem when other Christians corects us. We find it so  offensive that we label them as ‘JUDGMENT’, instead of rebuking. Why? Because of our pride. Brethren, no one can correct you unless you humble yourself. To be able to do that, we must know how we clearly see Jesus in our life. We must accept that we are sinners; that we need Christ or His ambassador to lead us to Him. God uses His word, sometimes circumstances, if not people to correct us. He uses our fellow brethren to rebuke us, because we aren’t perfect. We fall and commit mistakes, just like the imperfect world. Many believers had whitewashed, if not interchanged the definition between when is it considered rebuke from when is it considered as judging.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REBUKE AND JUDGE?

Rebuke is synonymous to correction. Generally this is the meaning of rebuke in the dictionary:
REBUKEto express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand; harsh criticism

Many biblical passages has emphasized how a believer rebukes his fellow believers.

Verses to Ponder:

 Psalm 141: 5. Let a righteous man strike me—that is a kindness; let him rebuke me—that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.
Proverbs 9: 8. Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.
Proverbs 27: 5. Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Rebukes are forms of criticisms to biblically CORRECT someone or something by means of reprimand in a good biblical manner without malice and prejudice. It doesn’t have any hidden intentions nor tolerates a wrong doing, but rebuke aims to discipline a brother. Now, the guidelines of rebuking a brother should be based in the biblical doctrines that Jesus himself, and all the disciples taught in the bible.

2 Timothy 3:16. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

Whereas, judging is more of a legal biblical matter that comes with consequences. First, let us know the general definition of judging:

JUDGEpass legal judgment on; pass sentence (on a person); to form a judgment or opinion of; decide upon critically; conclude about or assess; estimate

In the bible, judging is somewhat a task done ONLY by a higher ranking officials, if not the source, our Creator which is God. A penalty comes after a judgment. Unfortunately, believers and non-believers are twisting it based on what they deemed favorable to them. Nowadays, judging is a conclusion without trial. Judging is imposing someone’s opinion without biblical facts. That is the greatest differentiation between the two.

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Verses to Ponder:

Leviticus 19: 15. "'Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
Deuteronomy 19: 18. The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite
Psalm 98: 9. let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.
Matthew 7: 1-2. "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

The verses in Matthew are becoming the standard logical verses of both believers and non-believers just to prove that it is right to judge. When in fact, it was misinterpreted and twisted just to justify themselves to those who opposes their ideals. Having said that, it biblically emphasizes that you cannot judge a believer based in a non-believer standard, and so is judging a non-believer based in a believer standard. It means, when you want to judge a believer, it should be according in the bible, thus, you shouldn’t judge a non-believer because you don’t share the same faith and standard.

In reality, even believer fails to understand it. Many preachers of different religions are using the word of God to judge a person, a government or an entire nation. Israelites were judged according to the Laws of Moses which includes the Ten Commandments. Israelites are God’s chosen people. But because of Jesus through the teachings of Paul that is why even Gentiles like us can now come to God.

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Before you open your mouth, please examine yourself, especially your motives.

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Before you open your mouth, please examine yourself, especially your motives. There are far too many wars and personal battles that every people are encountering each day. And your words once you uttered it, could make it worst. If it doesn’t encourage or edify a person or the church, do not say it. If you really cared, then go to the room and tell that only to the person involved. Or tell it directly to the head pastor and the ministers. Before you say a word, pray so that the person will be wise to accept the rebuke, and that it would not turn into judgment.

Remember, we are created after God’s own image. So, to be able to clearly see ourselves, our intentions, what to speak. To be able to know who we are, our purpose, our future — first thing is we need to know our relationship with God. And then, if you accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour over your life; repented from all of your sins; worked in His ministry; do His will and share the gospel, you will clearly not just correctly see yourself that shares the same identity with Christ. But God will give you wisdom to be wise in all things and actions. You are already a citizen of heaven — our eternal destination. God bless you!

Don’t Become Who Hurt You

This is simple yet profound that when taken by heart it has a deep meaning within its context. Sometimes we don’t know that a part of us that was hurt can leave a scar that cannot easily mend by time, or even death. Sometimes, the person that hurts us leave an impression that is forever delisted in our system, if not forever be forgotten in our life.

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I remember when I was young. The person who hurt me left my childhood a sad, immeasurable pain, and left me growing with a vengeful heart. I am so drowned of avenging myself because that part of me was the beginning of a mess I paid by my entire childhood. That part of me was helpless. A voiceless kid who just followed orders and what those adults made me believed. I didn’t feel an ounce of guilt or conscience because what I was feeling back then was a total remorse and loathe. I hated him to the point that I cursed him. To the point I no longer feel any love or sympathy. To the point I wished he was dead. I blamed him for all my childhood sufferings, for the brokenness I feel, and the family I will never have. I went through it a lot physically, intellectually and emotionally. To the point that I feel like I don’t deserve this life – everything!

I did everything I could not to be like him; not to grow as an incompetent adult; not to grow as a worthless husband or a useless dad. I plunged myself away, so far away, dwindling in shame and shutting all my emotions and keep it all by myself.

It is normal for anyone to blame others. Humans are created selfish and full of pride. Humans find fault in everything; humans aren’t easily contented in what they have, and I’m no better than anyone.

Later did I realized, that the person I never wanted to be – the person I hated, and rejected, is becoming the person in me. The things I hated about him, is suddenly imparted in my system. I only realized when I found myself acting like a fool, when my actions and my indecisiveness are becoming prevalent to the extent that it is manifesting on me. I hated myself for it, just as how I hated the person who made me feel it.

I didn’t undergo any therapy or counseling. The guilt, the anger and frustrations is piling up. It’s eating me whole inside. A part of me – the helpless me, is trying to suppress it as much as it can. It was hard. There are times I feel like I will undergo cardiac arrest anytime because of the sudden burst of pain in my heart. It doesn’t always occur, but once it does, it’s unbearable and I feel like I can’t breathe. It’s never good to keep it all inside especially when you have a weak heart.

It is when we hurt that we learn.   
– Steve Maraboli

DON’T BECOME WHO HURT YOU. Don’t let your hurt and pain define you; don’t let it feed your ego; don’t let the good in you be consumed by it; don’t let it become who you are – learn to forgive; forgiveness is the key. I know it isn’t easy. It isn’t something that could easily erase everything, every memory and hurt. Forgive sincerely, at least try it little by little. It’s a long process of healing, but it produces great result – a fulfilling result.

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When I think about it, I realized that it’s possible. It’s possible to forgive. It’s possible to feel positive despite the negativities and despite there has been no changes in his part. So, if you were given a chance, confront that person who hurt you and made you feel it. I know it was wrong for keeping it all inside me. I know fully that it has a negative effect in my personality, in my upbringing but I was always like that – stubborn. I suffered from it. And I don’t want you to feel it, that same feeling. It was never good. It robbed me my happiness in my childhood. It robbed me the love I should have given. It robbed me of the future I should have had, if only I didn’t allowed that hurt to ate my whole being.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 

Lastly, have faith. Give all your hurt and pains to our father in heaven.

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HILLSONG TOUR CONFERENCE 2019

HILLSONG WORLD CONFERENCE
2019
By Chesz Dylan

Hillsong, is a phenomenal worship team in Australia. With millions of Christian followers all over the world. They changed the Christian Music industry and continue promoting the music genre until today. Music is an influential force combined with sharing of the gospel, their songs are sang in Christian churches worldwide.

Hillsong Conference is all about championing the cause of THE Church of Jesus Christ — across every nation, denomination, age and background. It is for people who are passionate about the local church and the call of the Kingdom of God. This conference gathers the greater church, inspires fresh vision and hope for the future, and equips every individual to walk out the call of God on their life. It inspires leaders and believers alike to make a difference in their sphere of influence for Kingdom’s cause. It equips the church with God-breathed sessions, practical tools and relational connection.

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SCHEDULE


SYDNEY
July 9-12, 2019

VENUE
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Hosted By: Brian and Bobbie Houston

Special Guests:
Bill Johnson
Joseph Prince
Earl Mc Clellan
Louie Giglio

LONDON
July 24-26, 2019

VENUE:
The O2, London

USA
(Cancelled)

HILLSONG UNITED

AS YOU FIND ME TOUR
Thursday, April 25, 2019
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Austin, TX
Friday, April 26, 2019
United Supermarkets Arena
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Toyota Center
Houston, TX
Monday, April 29, 2019
Toyota Music Factory
Dallas, TX
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Toyota Music Factory
Dallas, TX
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Birmingham, AL
Friday, May 3, 2019
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, GA
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
Monday, May 6, 2019
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, SC
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
CFE Arena
Orlando, FL
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Hertz Arena
Fort Myers, FL
Thursday, May 9, 2019
AmericanAirlines Arena
Miami, FL
Saturday, May 11, 2019
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
Thursday, May 30, 2019
accesso ShoWare Center
Seattle, WA
Friday, May 31, 2019
P.N.E. Coliseum
Vancouver, BC
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Portland, OR
Monday, June 3, 2019
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Save Mart Center
Fresno, CA
Friday, June 7, 2019
Viejas Arena
San Diego, CA
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ
Monday, June 10, 2019
Citizens Business Bank Arena
Ontario, CA
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
STAPLES Center
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO
Monday, June 24, 2019
Sears Centre Arena
Chicago, IL
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre)
Toronto, ON
Saturday, June 29, 2019
The Anthem
Washington, DC
Monday, July 1, 2019
Agganis Arena
Boston, MA
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Madison Square Garden Arena
New York, NY
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PLANETSHAKERS RAIN CONFERENCE 2019-2020

PLANETSHAKERS RAIN CONFERENCE 
2019-2020
By Chesz Dylan

Planetshakers, well-known in the Christian Music Industry, has been touring the world to proclaim the goodness and greatness of God in all parts of the world. Sharing the gospel in the form of their Music.

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Planetshakers Conference is an annual conference. If you would like to promote the conference in your local church, we have prepared a promotional kit for your use.

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CONTACT PLANETSHAKERS
PLANETSHAKERS CHURCH 
Address: 10-12 Cecil St Southbank, VIC Australia
Phone: +61 1300883321
Email: conference@planetshakers.com

SCHEDULES


MELBOURNE:
April 10-13, 2019

VENUE:
Melbourne Arena
Olympic Blvd
Melbourne VIC 3001

** Security checks will be conducted at each gate. Please refer to FAQs for the conditions of entry into Melbourne Arena.

BRISBANE:
April 16-18, 2019

VENUE:
Royal International Convention Centre
600 Gregory Terrace
Bowen Hills QLD 4006

CAPETOWN (UPDATED):
July 12-13, 2019

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AND YOUR HOST
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VENUE:
TBC
SCHEDULE
Friday 12th July 2019


4:30 pm Check-In Desk Opens
7:30 pm Session 1
Saturday 13th July 2019
9:30 am Session 2
11:30am Session 3
1:00pm Lunch
3:30pm Session 4 – Electives
4:30pm Break
7:30pm Session 5

*The organisers reserve the right to make any changes to any of the published details without notice and have the final say on any matters relating to the event.

MALAYSIA:
January 17-18, 2020

VENUE:
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

PHILIPPINES:
January 11, 2020
(More Details to come)

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OWED AN APOLOGY TO PRES. DUTERTE

Much has been said on both sides of the issue. Duterte has always been straightforward to his tirades against the priests and the Catholic church, and he is right all along.

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Recently, Vatican held a 4-day sexual abuse summit tackling the serious issue circulating around the inner walls of Catholic churches since time immemorial.

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“It’s true,” Francis said. “There are priests and bishops who have done that.” (NYTimes)

The pope recently condoned bishops and church dignitaries in the meeting. Citing the sexual abuse has been a global issue on both religious and moral sects. It was the first time that the Vatican publicly admitted the issue.

Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said Feb. 20 the meeting will be an “interdicasterial meeting” of members of the Vatican offices connected to the issue of abuse, though he did not say exactly who would be present. It was noted that the meeting will also include experts on the protection of minors. (CNA)

Pope Francis urged the committee to come up with concrete actions not just accusations of the issue. He encouraged the committee to hear the cry of the victims and that justice should be given to them. He urged the bishops to discuss it in a synodal and sincere manner.

Meanwhile, Cardinal Tagle of the Philippines and the Catholic Church has been critical to Duterte since he took the presidential position. It became a somewhat “tirade episode” of both parties, especially when the issue about extra-judicial killings was a hot topic.

Tagle made the remark after Duterte attacked the Catholic Church for lecturing about morality despite its supposed failure to address the sexual abuses involving the clergy. (Philstar)

Attended the summit at the Vatican. Cardinal Tagle made a “pained admission”– (CNNPhilippines), of the president’s tirade against the Catholic Church and some of its clergies’ misconducts. It also brought enlightenment to the hypocrisy that has been going on inside the walls of the Catholic churches.

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The Catholic Church had received numerous criticisms from the Filipinos, especially from Duterte’s supporters for showing biases, hypocrisies and inappropriate sermons against Duterte and his leadership. Now that this summit was established, it is therefore a heed to the religious organization to refrain from malicious accusations and semantic languages just to point out their disapproval of Duterte’s presidency. In the first place, the church should mind their own business, unless it concerns religious degradation.

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Planetshakers 2019


Recently, Planetshakers has once again conquered Manila through its series of concerts last January 18-19, 2019, held at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

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All for the glory of God! It was an awesome night of praise and worship together with this Christian band, our brothers and sisters in Christ.



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I may not have an appearance in the said concert, but I believed God’s presence has made its impact on the hearts of our youths and adults, brethren or not.

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THE INAUGURATION OF THE WORLD’S TALLEST BAMBOO (SUPPORTED) STRUCTURE

When the Passion is Gone?


Passion. Is it really a strong feeling? Is it really a strong desire or urge for something or someone? Is it endless? Or maybe it was just a normal feeling? And just like any other emotion, it has its limit?

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While I was writing this, I had my fair share of emotions popping inside my head. Thoughts about my relationship, my job, my writing, and also about myself. As my mind wanders, I feel like I’m lost. When I think about it, I feel like that passion is slowly fading. I don’t know why. Maybe, there’s a problem with myself? Or perhaps, I am actually the problem? I don’t know.



RELATIONSHIP

I always believed in happy endings. I always believed that somehow, love conquers all. I am a romantic guy by heart, though it isn’t obvious (Ikr?) It was the idea that I always had in mind. It was ideal, that I always try to hold on to. But well, I came from a broken family and yes, I guess everyone knew it. So, coming from that situation, I always admire a complete family. It was my desire to have that kind of family on my own. When I think about it, it’s not just a desire or passion but a MUST HAVE (regardless, any sacrifice that I have to endure). But I guess, that is just a fantasy. I know both must work on it. (I’m trying!) But I admit that there are times when I feel like I just want to give up. There are times when I feel like I want to just run away from all my responsibilities. There are times that I questioned myself if is it still worth it? I would be selfish with these thoughts but who isn’t? I know once or many times in your life that you came to this point. I love her, no doubt about it but is it still the same? Or does she still feel the same way to me? (who knows).

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CAREER

I always had these ambitions that I try to keep for myself. Yes, all our decisions will affect our future. Well, I guess, I failed in here, miserably. But I believed that all things work together for good. So all the circumstances that happened in our life had their meaning and purpose that will surely unfold if not now, later in the future. Everyone dreamt of becoming someone. Everyone wants an entitlement. Everyone wants to achieve something and Yes, I am no different from them. I came to a point in my life that I stopped dreaming about my future. Literally. I lost the ability to dream; that passion for building a successful future; that passion of going beyond the places that I’ve never been to. But I can say that I am trying to pursue it now, one by one. Those little steps aren’t bad, right? Because I don’t want to have any regrets later in my life.

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WRITING

I always wanted to write. Yes, I am hoping to publish the book I wrote aside from being part of the anthologies and contributions. But sometimes, I asked myself if it was really my passion to write or just a hobby? Before I could sustain sleepless nights just to finish a chapter but as time goes by, it is taking its toll on me. Maybe because of my work? Maybe because of laziness? I don’t know. There are times that I want to write but I feel like I have no inspiration. There are times that I thought about my next story but I don’t have the urge to write it down. But there are also times that I feel like quitting.

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I believed that in everything we do, there should always be a passion to do it. It’s what motivates us. But, I also know that some of you are also at this point in your life. It’s hard for some (just like me). But try to hold on to it.. even when the passion is gone.

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