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By James H
This vexed issue of Venezuela and much of the moral environment of SVG, brings into focus the integrity of the Gonsalves regime.
“No Moral Position, Only a Financial Consideration” says Sir James and a defender of the Gonsalves regime, Vinciman, says of my criticism here, that it is of a “foolish anti-Marx, pro-capitalist, imperialist loving running dog” But is he correct? Is the issue that simple?
Is this moral issue with Venezuela and the regime isolated? If we take the issue of the three parliamentary Bills on the proposed Legal use of Cannabis, that is now before our parliament, we see that these not only present potential long term health issues for us, but moral issues also.
The long term health of many young people here may be at risk, because of the effect that smoking Cannabis may have on their young brains, but we have a tremendous moral bridge to cross too, if illicit cannabis gets passed around in our school yards also, once legal Cannabis is more plentiful.
Moreover, one of these proposed Parliamentary Bills proposes for the legal use of Cannabis for religious purposes. By championing and piloting this Bill in our Parliament, our Prime Minister and his ULP, are here promoting what is considered by all Christians, a false religion.
This most certainly calls into question SVG’s Christian ethics and ethos and the P.M own credibility as a declared devout Christian.
The parties in Parliament have been going over the proposed Bills, covering the various aspects dealing with medicinal, religious, and amnesty amongst others. This fact is very pertinent for us here in SVG, for this very reason, that our Prime Minister tells us that he is a devout Christian.
But is he really? What makes him believe that he is indeed a true Christian? Why, because he sometimes goes to church? That just makes him a church goer! Not a Christian!
The immoral irony of our situation with Venezuela, same sex relationships and religious cannabis promotional use is this, that we have here in our Prime Minister a man who claims to be a practising Christian and who is being urged by and through received scripture, at Jude 3, “…..to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints..” Note the term, THE FAITH! Therefore, it being the one and only true faith, according the received scriptures of Christians.
I am therefore inclined to ask our Prime Minister which is “the faith” he is contending for? And why is he playing the hypocrite? Has he not read at 1 Timothy 2: 5-6 this “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,”? My question again is, why will he promote another mediator?
Why therefore, if Ralph Gonsalves is a practising devout Christian, why would he a devout Christian promote a false Religion? Is it for his own expediency and the lure of mammon? Or is it as I suspect he is not at all a Christian? A like affliction we saw in Judas Iscariot.
Christians subscribe to a belief systems often called the Christian Creed. We note that some of those beliefs are the ideas of there being only one God and that the man Jesus, he being that very God. Therefore, for our Prime Minister to now contend for another religious belief system, tells us much about him, as all Christians are required as noted, to “contend for the faith” not “a faith”.
“The Apostles’ Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy “worldwide” Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.”
These are the fundamental belief system of the worldwide Church, whose mention is noted, since AD390 in the synod of Milan. For a devout Christian to promote otherwise begs the question.
Those facts as stated, indicate to me, that our Prime Minister is not at all a Christian and that those three Parliamentary bills on legal Cannabis are nothing but an immoral ruse, designed by him to serve his own financial and political ends, and which may well bring harm to us as a nation, in the long run.
Worst however for us here in SVG, is the entire decline in the moral climate among us that has emerged here in recent years, of which our attitude towards the Venezuelan crisis is just part of the symptoms of our retreat from Biblical Christianity. I fear that says Sir James may be right, “No Moral Position, Only a Financial Consideration” with us!