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A meeting with President Duterte – How judging divides the church and separates us from God

COFFEE TEA OR JESUS Blog with the Perkins Family, as they discuss WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT JUDGING

Question:  What if Jesus had not spoken to Paul (Saul) …

Question:  Would you meet with the President of a country if given the opportunity EVEN if many people love him and many people despise him?

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President Duterte of the Philippine with Stephen Baldwin, Tarny and Tess Perkins, Bong Go, the Perkins Twins and Mocha Uson 

BREAK FREE!!!

Let me just say that when word got out (it was front page news on most Entertainment Pages), that the Kaibigan (Friend) movie team had met with the President … well it was not what we expected.  While some were excited about our ability to meet with the President and discuss our movie and it’s merits to the youth of the Philippines, some thought we were downright evil to meet with the President.

But you see faith does not have politics associated with it.  We are called to evangelize to the ends of the earth and to everyone.  God wants all to be saved … to think otherwise is judgmental and that’s a sin – equal to the sin as murder.  1 Timothy 2:4, ….”who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”

We are called to witness to everyone and not just the people you like (remember we are to LOVE everyone).  For in your eyes, there may be bad people where you see no hope; but in the eyes of God these very same people may be used for His Kingdom purposes.
Think about this, ponder upon it and pray about it .. Paul killed Jews!  Paul brought thousands to a saving life through Jesus Christ.

We don’t know the end of the story for President Duterte but our prayers are that he will find his way through Jesus; to put his trust in Jesus Christ.  We pray the same for everyone, regardless of the color of their skin, how much money they have (or don’t have), what political party they belong to …

We did not ask the President to support our movie Kaibigan (Friend) – he said this on his own.  And for that, Praise God.

We don’t know how Paul died but these were his last words, ,“For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

(from Got Questions) … We know he was ready to die for Christ (Acts 21:13), and Jesus had predicted that Paul would suffer much for the name of Christ (Acts 9:16). Based on what the Book of Acts records of Paul’s life, we can assume he died declaring the gospel of Christ, spending his last breath as a witness to the truth that sets men free (John 8:32).

It’s time to stop judging and start discipling…  God bless!!!  Show the love of Jesus :).

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Acts 9:26-30
26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews,[a] but they tried to kill him. 30 When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.
Acts 9:13-16
“But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem! And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name.”
But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.
And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’s sake.”

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AND WHAT MORE DID WE TALK ABOUT WITH PRESIDENT DUTERTE?

We discussed (for over one hour) faith, the President’s love for the Philippines, our movie (Kaibigan) and how we seek to change a generation to do what is right .. and more.  As a result, the President said he would support Kaibigan, attend the Premier AND would consider a prayer meeting a well.  It was a very nice meeting.

We continue to pray … God is good all the time.

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