Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 4 – Jacobs Vow

I’ve heard a very few sermons about Jacob on t.v. and in churches. Most of those were about how cunning he was (stole Esaus’s birthright, outsmarting Laban, bargaining with God), his wrestling match with God, erecting pillars and of course his pledge to tithe. Here in our area, pastors barely touch about Jacob. Perhaps, he’s…

Monsters In Our midst and Why Extra Judicial Killings Thrive

    “Norman told The STAR that he had been high on shabu and drinking gin for the past three days, during which he had not slept. “I could not remember if I raped her but I know I stabbed her several times,” he said.”   These are the kind of monsters that can bring…

Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 3 – Abraham’s Tenth and Modern Day Tithing

Through the years of investigation, prayer and research, I realised that Abraham’s one time “tithe” or tenth giving is totally different from today’s tithing practices. I also used to quote Genesis 14:20 to encourage people to give their tithes to the church because it was an “eternal principle” of giving that was outside the bounds of…

Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 2 – Abraham’s Tenth

Each church service, we have a portion called “tithes and offering” were the congregation would bring in their tithes, offering, donation or outreach fund, etc. People who were assigned to exhort would obviously pick a verse that has the word “tithe” or “tithes” and preach 5 to 10 minutes why people should give their tithes. The most favourite but…

Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 1 – The Definition

I once heard a friend who told me that he read somewhere about a Christian guy who was given a vision by the Lord. That person claimed that he was given a glimpse of hell and was utterly surprised to see a pastor engulfed by hellfire. The Christian guy asked the Lord why was that pastor…

Why I’m still not voting for Manny Pacquiao in the Senate

Most of the people from both side of the fence have moved on with their lives except for a few angry poster punching LGBT’s and Nike burning zealots. I, myself, wanted to move on. But there were still hooks latching on my back that needs to be untangled before I can finally dust it off…

Do Not Let Manny Make You A Bully

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao released a statement that ignited an uproar throughout the LGBT community like a tsunami and the repercussions that followed could be a devastating blow to his senate bidding. First and foremost, I have close and good friends in the LGBT community and their violent reaction to his poor (an understatement) set of…

The Effects of Heneral Luna

There are probably a number of rave reviews about the fiery life of Heneral Luna or General Antonio Luna’s biopic which invokes a mix emotion of admiration, inspiration, frustration and anger.  At least that’s how I felt watching the movie. I’m not exactly a veteran movie reviewer but this post is my two peso worth about the movie…

Zombie Messiah vs Ape Man Revolution

In the beginning God vs The Ultimate Free Lunch This may look like a celebrity death match on both sides wanting to take out the others head with a Bible or the Origins of Species. Actually, it’s a face-off between competing views that have been throwing mud and mockery to each other for decades in…

The Antichrist Fellowship Center

It is interesting to note that over the ages the term Antichrist exudes dread among the believers as well as a badge of honor among infidels and Satan loving revelers. Even Hollywood is quick to incarnate the Antichrist in the form of a 15 foot fire breathing tail whipping horned monster to a suave and…

The Two Trees in the Garden

“God made to grow out of the ground every tree pleasant to look at and good to eat, the Tree of Life in the middle of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” (Genesis, 2:9). Now if you notice, there are two kinds of trees mentioned in the book of Genesis….