Cloak of Blood
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Cloak of Blood
By Augusto A. Kho
Bureau of Jail, Management and Penology (BJMP)
Balungao, Pangasinan, Philippines
June 25, 2018 ; Monday; 11:00am
Updated: June 26, 2018 (Tuesday); 4:18pm
Blood for blood, life for life.
The “Cloak of Blood” is a story of two killer-inmates that matches with my daily devotion today in Revelation 22.:14/ (NLT) “Blessed are those who washed their robes.”
The traditional Jewish robe, man clad on white robe; Jerusalem (Photo by Peps 2017)
The first killer was finally arrested and his 17-year old innocent son was abducted and he never seen him since then. His son was allegedly shot on the head on an undisclosed place. The second killer started holding a gun when he was at tender age then finally joined a gang who engaged in gun-for-hire. He was later arrested and his brother on separate occasion was also accosted by police, filed a murder case against him and meted with life imprisonment. It is like blood for blood, and life for life.
While the two suspects are languishing in jail and repentant sharing their life-moving testimonies, many are still have gone unrepentant and unpunished for the bloodshed they have committed against innocent people. Ironically some of them are in the corridors of power, wielding their God-given and people –mandated authority under a cloak of immunity.
Two out of three who made their testimonies are centred on gun-for-hire which is blood-related. “Aima” is the Greek word for “blood.” Anyone who uses a gun, will die with a gun.
My today’s devotion reads, “Blessed are those who washed their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and the fruit t from the tree of life,” (Revelation 22:14/ New Living Translation).
And talking of robes, it reminds me of my vision last May 29, 2018 when I was still in Manila.
Revelation 16:15 is related to the dream I had last Tuesday, May 29, 2018 which I just shared yesterday to David? The vision goes like this:
I was inside in a well-furnished room with two extending rooms that housed a separate receiving room and small kitchen. Then 4 or 5- year old boy appeared and gone throughout the door and followed him on the hallway leading to the toilet on the reception lounge. The boy suddenly disappeared until I could no longer find my way back to my room.
I tried to go back from the room where I came from but the building is formed like a collosseum and I couldn’t find my way back. I walked and walked and I passed through many functions rooms, hallways, underground tunnels, driveways, spacious rooms with rubbles of huge or gigantic rocks which are scattered around. Until I have grown weary, weak and thirsty and desperate walking. I passed many crowded functions rooms where feasting were being held like wedding, parties and others.
I finally managed to get out from the encircled- like colossal building until I ended up walking and wondering on the narrow streets with building from both sides of the road. The facades are mixed with old and the new, blending the east and west culture like what I saw in Old Jerusalem or Asia Minor (now Turkey). Quaint shops even modern fast-foods like KFC are there. I saw first the ruins of an huge abandoned evangelical church, with gigantic rocks littered around then followed by a Jewish synagogue with the newly wedded couple jubilantly greeted by well- wishers as they left the worship hall.
Most prominent scene is that I was fully naked. That was the naked truth yet my whole bare body is yet wrapped with sparkling white linen all though out my tiring journey. I was clothed with that white linen when I left my room till I started walking out from that door until I was whisked into the busy streets.
I came back with my senses and seen myself laying on the bed and meditating every detailed scene that I can remember. What the dream means baffled me. And there must be meaning to that.
The word, “robes” in Revelation 22:14 cannot be found in KJV but you can only find the word in NLT, ISV, and in Tagalog translation. In Pilipino, the word, “damit” in mentioned thee. The Tagalog version reads this way, “Mapapalad ang mga nangangaghugas ng kanilang damit,”
In King James Version (KJV), it reads, “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. “ Why “commandments” is written there?
Colour my world
As God, He will colour my world and your world.
As inmates, why are you wearing “yellow” coloured shirts? Why do colour yellow stands for? Is it yellow is like reflector so that when you escape you can easily be detected? Colour especially from the rainbow is a form of non-verbal communication (Genesis 9:13, 16). Yellow speaks of the “Brightness of Christ” (Rev. 21:23) and “joy” (Malachi 4:2).
Let us go back to the robes.
Matthew 5:40 (KJV) , “And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.” ISV reads this way, “If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat as well.”
In other words, shirt or coat can be made as a payment or ransom for one’s sin or guilt in the ancient court. Have you been charged for a crime and the court sentence that is given to you is to take off your undershirt and outer garment as a form of bail? Can we call that as a “robe of redemption?” It is redemptive after all rather than being imprisoned.
Will you not be accosted by the police to charge for your being “tambay, idler, or loiterer” and be placed in prison?
Cloak is a sleeveless coat or clothing. It is used to hide something or someone; loose, outer garment; cloak of secrecy. Synonyms: cover, cover-up, penumbra, hood, blanket, curtain, veil, robe, mask (Webster).
Robe in Greek “himation” i.e. upper garment; cloak; mantle, dress, apparel (like necklaces, bracelets, etc).
Paul left his cloak in Troas so he wrote a letter to Timothy with this request, “The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments,” (2 Timothy 4:13).
According to Thayer, Paul’s cloak is a Roman penaulla, a thick upper garment used chiefly for travelling as a protection from the weather.
Christ said He is our journey. In John 14:6, the word ‘way” in Greek “hodos” means “journey”. If Christ is our trekking point, where will our lives rest to our final destination? Will you be meted with life-sentence, or death sentence (should the Congress will bring back the death penalty)?
Or do you have Christ as your travelling shield (as a coat)? Cloke in Greek “phelones’ means “outside the other garment; cloke or mantle.” (2 Timothy 4:13). Christ is like our constant co-traveller as a form of protection.
Clothes of Pauperism
Jesus Christ and his disciples was about to leave Jericho when a “blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me, “ (Mark 10:46-47, ISV).
Bartimaeus isn’t Christ’s priority nor his purpose that time. In fact, he was about to leave Jericho when this beggar appealed for Christ’s mercy yet the Lord Jesus suddenly took noticed of him.
When Christ touched his life, this poor man readily “threw off his coat (of pauperism)” immediately. Mark 10:50/ISV , “He threw off his coat, jumped up, and went to Jesus. “ Coat is garment in KJV. Intense faith moved Bartimaeus to once and for all leave his coat of beggary behind.
Will you be willing to throw that off, your poverty-mentality robe because you have seen God’s glory of healing and power?
Apron of shame
Adam and Eve after fall decided to sew fig leaves to cover their nakedness. Genesis 3:7 says, “they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. “ It is a man-made covering of sin and it is not God-provided and ordained. Men today uses counterfeit aprons to cover their guilt and sins using various tools like humanitarian work, advocacy program, religious affiliation, good works to name a few. But God was very much displeased of man’s self-righteousness so he took an animal and slain it so the blood dropped on the ground. This is the first ever recorded that blood have been shed to cover the sin of man when God took the skin of animals and made them as aprons to cover the sinfulness of the first couple.
Genesis 3:21 says, “the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” The word “coats” there in Hebrew “kethoneth” means “tunic, under-garment, a shirt, coat, garment, or robe.” And from time on the shedding of blood as a ceremonial cleaning of sin among the Jews became traditional and cultural that provides a rich spiritual value (Exodus 30:10; Lev. 3:2; 7:14; Ezek. 43:18; 45:19).
So God skinned an animal until the blood dripped on the ground to sanctify Adam and Eve, a God-provided covering.
Even President Duterte slammed God for such creation of man and the cause of his fall. The honourable president called God “stupid” while he dubbed Jesus Christ our Lord as “gago” or “fool.”
President Duterte’s legal mind as a former lawyer, a law graduate from prestigious school of San Beda and now as a president could not fathom nor understand the “things of God.” Does he have a “reprobate mind”? What is reprobate?
A reprobate mind in Romans 1:28 from Greek word “adokimos” means “unfit, unproved, spurious, worthless (literally or morally); castaway, rejected.”
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient,” (Romans 1:28; KJV). In ISV it says, “a degraded mind.”
To Webster, a “reprobate” mind means “to condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable and evil; a persono who behaves in a morally wrong way; corrupted; sick; perverted; unclean.”
Is it our President is hiding in his presidential robe of immunity in trampling people’s rights in terms of cussing?
As a highest public official of the land, he should uphold the Rule of Law which is the Philippine Constitution more than anyone else because of the following “legal and constitutional provisions”:
Governance is of the people and for the people.
Article II, Article I, “The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them. “ While presidency is merely 6-year term, the Filipino people is perpetual unless God will judge us as a nation leaving not a single Filipino.
The Philippine Constitution as the Rule of Law should serve as government main guidelines to protect the people’s democratic rights.
Article II, Section 4. “The prime duty of the Government is to serve and protect the people.”
A public servant’s personal assault much more abusing his people-mandated power and authority to the very people whom he was mandated to serve and to protect is tantamount of treason.
A government should not attack the Church as enshrined in the Philippine Constitution.
Article II, Section 6, “The separation of Church and State shall be inviolable.” A public rebuke to the Church is like intrusion to the Church.
Human Rights is basic rights. The Filipino people embodies the whole state and the government. “Authority emanates from them” the document says.
Article II, Section 11. “The State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights.” Dignity means honour and respect.
Due Process must be exercised. Not through media nor presidential speeches should attack people’s rights without due process.
Article III, Section 1. “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. “ Your life and liberty of expression and worship, free from state malicious intimidation and state-sown fear must not violated. A due process speaks of being republican meaning under the Rule of Law or Democracy enshrined in the Constitution.
Freedom of Expression and Religion are one among the 4 most important rights.
Article III, Section 4.”No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.”
A bishop provided he is a Filipino citizen must be accorded with equal political and civil rights.
Article III, Section 5. “No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights.”
Public officials and employees are governed by mandated moral and ethical standards.
Article XI, ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC OFFICERS. Section 1.” Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must, at all times, be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency; act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives. “ A public servant never attack the people whom he ought to serve. A public servant is responsible and accountable to whatever pronouncements he or she made. Integrity is free from fault. When this provision is being violated, the concerned public servant can be suspended, removed or impeached.
Attacking Almighty God is a direct attack to the God of the Philippine Constitution and to the Filipino People whom a public official or employee have sworn to serve and protect.
The Preamble of 1987 Philippine Constitution,
“We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution.
The attack Almighty God is anti-God.
Why Almighty God is in the Preamble of the 1987 Philippine Constitution?
Jose Laurel Sr., one of the co-author of the document said that by, “Imploring the aid of Divine Providence” now appear as ‘imploring the aid of Almighty God,’ to make reference to God more personal and direct. And by invoking God in the preamble,“ the Filipino people ‘thereby manifested their intense religious nature and place unfaltering reliance upon Him who guides the destinies of men and nations.”
Insulting God Almighty of the 1987 Philippine Constitution is not merely political but spiritual treason as well of the highest order.
Is it insulting Almighty God of the 1987 Philippine Constitution in supposed presidential and stately function is a work of a sane man? It is a gross violation of one’s oath of office as the highest public official of the land?
Is it silence of the majority whether they are clergy, laity, the Congress and all government agencies, non-government organizations, people and others speaks of just one thing – tyrannical rule?
When a public servant especially from the Executive Department like the Office of the President who is executory of all legal and constitutional law violates this inclusion of God in the Preamble, will there be hope for the country?
If you assail:
People’s democratic rights
Rule of Law (Philippine Constitution)
Then where this nation is heading at? Is judgment and wrath of God coming ?
Deuteronomy 20:7/ ISV says, “"You are not to misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave the one who misuses his name unpunished.”
Once the above-given provisions to the Filipino people are trampled upon, shall the Philippines ceased to be a democratic country under the rule of law but under dictatorial rule and anarchy?
God as Constitutional References
Constitutional references to God exist in the constitutions of a number of nations, most often in the preamble. A reference to God in a legal text is called invocatio dei ("invocation of God") if the text itself is proclaimed in the name of the deity. A reference to God in another context is called nominatio dei ("naming of God").
The purple robe
In Mark 15:17-18, “And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! “
The chief priests, the elders, the scribes and the people did not only clothed Christ with purple but hailed him as well as “King of the Jews” but in mockery and disdain despite of the fact the Pontius Pilate knew He was innocent and committed no crime.
Even the Roman soldiers did the same thing to Him as recorded also by John (19:2, 5-6). The Son of God (John 3:16) was treated as a “common criminal” who is worthy of death. Both the Lord’s own people and the Gentiles rejoiced in jest as Pilate said, “Behold the man” and the crowd said, “Crucify Him!!”
Why purple robe?
Purple in Greek “chimation” is “dyed; bluish red; red blue colour.” Purple speaks of “royalty, kingship, wealth, authority” (Judges 8:26, Exodus 26:1, 27:16, 39:1, Proverbs 31:22, Luke 16:19, Mark 15:17, 20). Purple dye was expensive in Bible times and was therefore associated with wealth and royalty.
Others described “purple” as a bluish-reddish in colour which best described as “”wine” being offered in “The Lord Supper” in Gethsemane.
Even Christ, the Son of the Living God called as “King of kings” did not abuse His authority to trample the rights of people. As a king of the people, He laid down his life for his countrymen.
Cloak of Blood
Prior to His arrest, interrogation, flogging and crucifixion and on the night Christ was betrayed, He held “The Lord’s Supper.” Jesus Christ said, “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. “ (Matthew 26:28).
There is a blood of violence. Land cries out when innocent blood is poured on the ground (Genesis 4:10).. Innocent blood defiles the land (. Number 35:33).
While the 20-year rule of Marcos recorded 10,000 human rights abuses, disappearances and death according to study (If I am not mistaken); the present administration resulted to “22,983 deaths under inquiry since drug war launched,” the PNP reported through Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
But there is also an atoning blood It is a blood that sanctifies a land. Christ’s blood sanctifies.
Aima is the Greek word of blood in Matthew 26:28 saying, “because this is my blood of the new covenant that is being poured out for many people for the forgiveness of sins.”
Blood means “of those things that resembles the blood like grapes; blood shed, to be shed by violence, slay, and murder.”
Christ too has not spared from the blood of violence bred from religious and political envy. He was arrested on the night by the Roman soldiers headed by the high priests contrary to the Roman Law. Was His “Miranda Rights” have been recited before His arrest? Is there any court order and sworn reliable affidavits of his complainant, is there a due process of law on His arrest?
Blood no matter how gruesome it has been poured on the ground can find a redemptive purpose in God. Blood or aima means “ also means “the atoning blood of Christ.” Colossians 1:14, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Christ’s blood cleanses. Christ’s blood delivers. Christ’s blood heals. (Col. 1:20; Hebrews 2:14; 9:14; 9;20; 10:19; 13:12; 13:20; 1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 1:5; 18:24; 19:2; 19:13).
Revelatipn 19:13, “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”
The cloak of blood of Christ is an atoning sacrifice and it is made for all of us even to our beloved President Duterte. But to attack God who gave the ultimate atoning sacrifice in John 3:16, would there be any other God left to the save one’s soul.
Remember the bloodshed that took place in Genesis 3:21 when God covered Adam and Eve’s naked bodies with “coats of skin?” God Himself must be the One who can only provide
a covering for man’s sins.
Coat in Hebrew “kethoneth” means “undergarment” that hides the “naked skin” (Hebrew “or” i.e. skin).
Going back to Revelation 22:14 that reads in KJV as “Blessed are they that do his commandments,” while it says in NLT, “Blessed are those who wash their robes” and in ISV, “How blessed are those who wash their robes.”
The word “commandment” in KJV is derived from the Greek “entole” meaning “an order; command’ precepts; prescribed to one by reason of his office relating to one’s lineage of Mosaic priesthood” which is interpreted as “robes” in NLT and ISV.
The “commandment” or “robes” refers to a “priest” in Hebrew “kohen” or Latin “sacerdos” that denotes “one who offers sacrifices.” This priest applies to Melchizedek (Gen. 14:18) under the Levitical order of priesthood which is limited only to the tribe of Levi (Lev. 21:16-23) with prescribed priest’s dress (Exodus 28:40-43).
The Lord Jesus Christ is the ultimate sacrifice made in order of the Melchizedek.
Hebrews 10:10-12 says, “By God's will we have been sanctified once and for all through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus, the Messiah. Day after day every priest stands and repeatedly offers the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God."
And the term “priest” is also applied to believer who is by the order or command in Levitical priesthood must wear the priestly mantle or robes.
1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people to be his very own and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
Revelation 1:6, “and has made us a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, be glory and power forever and ever! Amen. “
When I saw myself fully bare and naked in a vision, it simply means my genitals are completely exposed. Yet there was this white robe clad on my body that covered up my stark naked shame.
When God spoke Revelation 16;15 in my vision that says, “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”
The word “garments” there in Greek himation also means “inner garment” which we call today, “an underwear” that exposes one’s genitalia.
In Matthew 27:28, Christ Himself was stripped bare (just like Sen. Leila de Lima’s “nakedness” was brutally exposed to media that later placed her behind bars. And most recently the former CJ Ma. Lourdes Sereno, a Christian since high school when her alleged corruption was exposed nationwide through quo warranto no less from Solicitor General Jose Calida, allegedly a Christian too ).
Stripping Christ of His clothes is like name-shaming that placed Him into a public spectacle. In Luke 10:30 “to stripped one’s raiment” is figuratively means “to put off the body and the clothing of the soul,” (Thayer).
The enemy’s motive is to expose our sins and shame till we lose face. It is a spectacle when you can be branded as an “enemy of the state” and make you a public display until the day of your execution. Paul mentioned that in 1st Corinthians 4:9, saying: “For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. “
When that happens, Jesus our Saviour will clad us in white robes (in the same way I was covered with white robes in a vision) which is mentioned in Revelation 6:11. White is from Greek word “leukos”.
Leukos is a “brilliant from whiteness, dazzling white garments of angels which is exalted to the splendour of the heavenly state.”
White speaks of purity, holiness, righteousness (Psalm 51:7, Revelation 3:4-5, 19:8, 14). In that vision, I saw myself completely bare and naked and the only covering I have had that time was a pure white linen or robe that was wrapped on my entire body.
What kind of robe are you wearing now?
Revelation 22:14 (Tagalog version)
“Mapapalad ang mga nangangaghugas ng kanilang damit,”
God as Constitutional References
van der Ven, Johannes A. (2003). "Religious Freedom and the Public Church". In Osmer, Richard R.; Schweitzer, Friedrich L.
Fürst, Walter; Schröder, Wolfgang M. (2004). Forum Religion & Sozialkultur (in German).
Spectacle is Theatron in Greek. It is a place in which games and dramtic spectacles are exhibited; and public assemblies are held. For the Greek, they uses the theatre also as a forum. It also means a public show. Metaphorically, a man who is exhibited to be gazed at and made sport of (Thayer). According to Strong, “spectacle” is a place for public show; a theatre.
'Who is this stupid God?' Duterte shoots down creation story in Bible
GMA News; June 23, 2018; Galarpe, Karen
© Provided by GMA News Online Seoul June 3, 2018 - screencap from PCOO
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday lambasted not just the Catholic Church but also God Himself and the creation story in the Bible.
"Who is this stupid God? Estupido talaga itong p***** i** kung ganun. You created some—something perfect and then you think of an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of your work," he said in a speech in Davao City during the opening of the 2018 National ICT Summit.
Duterte found fault in the creation story in the Bible which said that the snake tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, then she in turn gave it to Adam. "So kinain ni Adam. Then malice was born," he said.
"How—how can you rationalize a God? Maniwala ka? Kaya nga sabi ko diyan ‘wag ka maniwala niyang…," Duterte added.
"So tayo ngayon, all of us are born with an original sin. Ang original sin—ah sin—ano man ‘yan? Was it the first kiss? O… What was the sin? Bakit original? Nasa womb ka pa, may kasalanan ka na," he said.
"C****-c**** man lang ‘yun ng nanay pati tatay mo. Wala ka mang kasali. Tapos ngayon may original sin ka. T**** i**** klase. Anong klaseng relihiyon ‘yan," the President said.
"Eh ‘yan ang hindi ko matanggap. Very stupid proposition. Anong kasalanan? Original sin, tapos i-baptize ka. Basain pa ‘yang ulo mo ng tubig. Maniwala ka niyang pari na ‘yan," he went on.
"Ako, I believe that is a universal mind. But to what extent is the influence of that… You know, I cannot picture Him as a human being in the image of God," Duterte said.
"I… But I really believe there’s a… I have this faith and abiding thing about... Pero ‘yang relihiyon? Sus maniwala kayo diyan," he said.
Duterte said God was lonely and so He created paradise.
"And God who was lonely, who is… And there was nobody to please Him. Ngayon ko lang nalaman na ang God ma-lonely pala. Buti’t na lang walang babae sa tabi siguro. God was lonely," he said.
"Then He created paradise and that’s planet earth, okay? And He saw that the paradise, the product of His industry was beautiful. Birds, fish, lahat. Tapos—and so God said, “I will create man.” So pa-ganun. [whistles] Ayun si Adam. ‘Yung gusto kong tanungin sa p***** i**** mga bishop na ‘yan…," Duterte said.
"Nandiyan na si Adam. Okay na sana ‘yun. Sabi ni God—God found that Adam will be lonely. So he took one of his ribs, bone, and created the woman. Na-l***** na. [laughter] ‘Di kung si Adam lang, mag-dumugan na tayo lahat ng lalaki dito. Okay na ‘yun. Okay lang," he said.
Duterte said he learned this in cathecism since he went to Ateneo de Manila and San Beda College, both Catholic schools.
"Grade 4—Ateneo ha, Ateneo, San Be—Katoliko, Ateneo, San Beda ako. Tapos sabi niya, 'And God doubted His creation.' So tinesting (testing) niya. Tinawag niya ‘yung ahas. [whistles] 'Come here.' Tapos binigyan niya ng apple, ipinakagat niya doon sa bunganga. Tapos sabi niya sa ahas, 'Dalhin mo itong apple doon kay Eve and tempt her to eat it, taste it,'" he said.
"So ang g***** ahas, walang utak… Pareho diyan sa—karamihan diyan sa gobyerno ganun man. Mga ahas sa ganun. Dineliver doon kay Eve. And Eve, because apple eh. Naka-balot pa ‘yung parang foam na net. 'Made in China.' Ang ginawa niya—kinain ni Eve. Tapos si Eve ginising si Adam. Siguro katatapos lang. Kumain ka rin. So kinain ni Adam. Then malice was born," he said.
Duterte also took potshots at the crucifix showing Jesus Christ on the cross.
"Ang aming krus doon sa bahay, si Jesus Christ naka-ganun. Ngayon, ‘yung simula namatay nanay ko, hindi na ako pumunta sa bahay niya, ‘yung ancestral home namin. Ayaw kong pumasok doon. But the last time nung nagkasakit siya, si Hesukristo naka-ganun na. [laughter] Sus Ginoo," he said.
"‘Pag gising ko pa lang, ‘yung—nandoon na ‘yung si Jesus naka-pako na. Hanggang ngayon naka-pako parin. [laughter] Imbes kalimutan na natin ang sakripisyo niya, every year, ipaalaala mo tuloy ‘yung kastigo niya is…," Duterte added.
"Why do you have to remember a sad thing about the killing of our God? Ako ang Diyos, gawain mo sa akin ‘yan? Ay p***** i**. Para kang karne norte [laughter] if you do that. I am God and you…," he said.
Duterte has hit the Catholic church in the past a number of times, even saying it was "full of shit".
His spokesperson Harry Roque, however, on June 14 said Duterte is open to a dialogue with Catholic church leaders he has been at odds with over various issues. —KG, GMA News
Lacson sides with God after Duterte’s anti-Catholic remarks
Rosette Adel (philstar.com) - June 24, 2018 - 6:48pm
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson said that there were times he thought Duterte was “God’s gift to a benighted land.” - PRIB/Alberto Calvelo, File photo
MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Sunday drew the line for God after President Rodrigo Duterte lambasted God and the Bible creation story.
“In many conflicts with his political adversaries, I took his side more than I did not, even when sometimes I had many doubts because I believed he was different from all presidents who led before him,” Lacson said in a statement.
The senator cited that there were times he thought Duterte was “God’s gift to a benighted land.” He added that he hoped the president’s leadership is “the elusive change for the better.”
However, following Duterte's reported remarks against God, Lacson said he is choosing God.
“Between him and my God to Whom I pray every single day and with Whom I’ve found solace and comfort in all my difficult times, I don’t even have to think of my choice,” Lacson said.
Last Friday, Duterte, who is known for criticizing the Catholic Church, called God “stupid” after he questioned His logic in the creation story.
READ: Duterte rants on, calls God stupid!
In a speech in Davao City, the president doubted why God created something perfect and eventually allowed an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of his work.
"Who is this stupid God? Estupido talaga itong p***** i** kung ganun,” Duterte said.
Duterte cited that malice was born when Adam and Eve bring in the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit.
The president said he cannot rationalize the concept of original sin.
"Eh ‘yan ang hindi ko matanggap. Very stupid proposition. Anong kasalanan? Original sin, tapos i-baptize ka. Basain pa ‘yang ulo mo ng tubig. Maniwala ka niyang pari na ‘yan," Duterte said.
In the same speech, Duterte also said he does not believe in religion but he believes in “universal life.”
In his previous speeches, Duterte repeatedly claimed he became president because of God.
“But I think God has placed me here to do this job in this generation of our country, faced with so many problems from insurgency, illegal drugs,” he was quoted in March last year.
READ: Presidency is killing me – Duterte
The president last February 2017 also called God “very stupid” when he defended why he believes he is not destined for hell.
He claimed only “a very stupid God” can create a human being only to leave him/her in eternal damnation.
READ: Rody: Only stupid God will send me to hell
After the president’s tough talk against God, Lacson hoped that God may forgive Duterte.
“May my God forgive him (Duterte) and make him atone for all his sins,” Lacson said
'Your God is stupid. Mine has a lot of common sense,' Duterte says
Audrey Morallo (philstar.com) - June 25, 2018 - 9:45pm
President Rodrigo Duterte prays during the mass at the wedding of Waldo and Regine Carpio at San Agustin Church in Intramurous, Manila on September 16, 2017. - King Rodriguez/PPD, file
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday stuck to his guns on his comment that God is "stupid" but clarified that he was insulting the God of his critics.
The president was widely criticized for questioning the Genesis creation story and saying that God was "stupid" for allowing temptation to corrupt his creation.