Please allow me space in your paper to comment on myths that are prevalent on the island.
First, I would like to thank our Father, God, for sparing our lives to see another year and also to thank our government for what it is doing for the islands and their people.
For quite a while now there seems to have been a lot of myth in circulation in our islands such as when our babies die God takes them and plants them in His Heavenly garden. There is also another myth that everyone is going to Heaven.
Not wanting to have robots for children of obedience, God has given everyone of us a choice; to live our own lives as we please or to live for Him.
The Bible tells us that when Jesus walked on earth He told a man name Nicodemus that he must be born again in order to get to Heaven.
The scriptures also mention that if we do not have the spirit of God in us, we are no part of Him. Being born again is a mystery but is also reality.
We don’t return to our mother’s womb, but it is the part of us that was created in God’s image, the spirit man, that is reborn.
Our bodies become the temple of God.
This new birth causes us to be born again through Jesus Christ, not of the flesh, but of the spirit. We are no longer earthly beings, but heavenly beings with a daily renewed mind.
Our ways of thinking and speaking are likewise changed and we are no longer our own, but only Jesus Christ’s property. So anyone who does not fit in this description, according to scriptures, will not go to Heaven.
Now for my born-again brothers and sisters out there, you feel weird; you try to fit in but cannot.
You are a special generation chosen by God to do a special work. You wonder why your church friends don’t believe or trust God the way you do.
So you go from church to church trying to find people who understand you and you find yourself not settling for what humanity has to offer.
The seed of truth has been planted in your heart and that is the reason you act as you do. You are part of the church that Jesus said that He was going to build when He walked the earth; the church that the gates of hell shall not prevail against.
Man seems to have forgotten the only church that is registered in Heaven where Jesus Christ is the Saviour, High Priest, Bishop, Deacon, Pastor and Evangelist.
He is the word and the foundation so read your Bible with the Holy Spirit as your teacher who Jesus called the spirit of truth, pray for understanding of God’s wisdom and do unto others as you would like others to do unto you.