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Written By : Osea Sivo Naisau Ba . I have been following with interest the tit for tat saga in the column where Christians have followed the footprints of politicians in trying to justify oneself in one’s opinion irrespective of invaluable evidence available of the pros and cons of the fact of life.
For example, the rape of democracy in Dec 2006 created a climate of insecurity and fear among citizens of this country.
In spite of promises by the instigators of the clean-up campaign more than a year on, cracks and loopholes have begun to appear in the interim regime’s political setup. One is the inclusion of army personnel in senior civil service positions despite the interim Prime Minister’s statement at the outset that army officers won’t benefit from the coup.
Back to Christians, hopefully the divide and rule legacy or the race based system of the political world haven’t infiltrated the psyche of individual Christians who are debating over specific issues such as the Sabbath in the column. Lawrence Narayan and Vijendra Chaudhary seem to share the same views on the Sabbath issue. Nemani Dreumasei, Utiko Nabunobuno and I had staked our claim as the validity of the Sabbath in this day and age.
I remind Brother Lawrence and Brother Vijendra that hatred, variance, strife, sedition, heresies, envy etc are the works of the flesh of which the Apostle Paul stated “they that do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21)
And as for the Sabbath debate, there are only two religious institutions that claim legal right in placing a holy day in the moral code. The former had replaced Saturday (seventh day) with Sunday (first day) in the fourth decalogue whereas the latter retained the same one that was handed down to Moses in Mt Sinai.