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Lydia Keppler's view on Bible interpretation is widely accepted by Christians who study the Scriptures, compared to the "Thus saith the Lord" believers of the past. (FT 11/5)
If truth is absolute and the word of God is truth, then there is only one true answer to every divine teaching in the Scriptures.
No matter how many doctorates or degrees in biblical studies one attains, and no amount of dissecting a divine principle or instruction can change the divine truth it upholds.
For Bible interpretation or matters needing clarification, there is safety when church elders open their Bibles and prayerfully seek the Holy Spirit, its author to lead the church and believers into all truth.
The devil is happy when Christians strongly uphold their own interpretations of biblical truth, when the Holy Spirit is pleading for them to realise that God is not the author of confusion and inconsistency is not one of His characters.
When Christ told the woman caught in adultery, "Go and sin no more", He was telling the woman, that the same power that has just saved her from death was available to transform and empower her life, to know sin and walk away from it.
If the Creator died on the cross in the hope of saving humanity, then sin should not be difficult to identify or call for different interpretations.
How interesting is the report on dirty money?
"An estimated $200 to $300million in dirty money has been circulating in the country for the past three years, the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority revealed. This, the authority says is dirty money generated through money laundering, tax evasion and the underground economy. And this is going to increase.
We are still a developing country, yet what is happening in the developed countries is with us.
It's amazing people have unexplained wealth in their bank accounts. Is this to do with foreign investors who come in with good papers but deep dark secrets?
Fiji has an underground economy?
THE annual Coke Games was yet again contested in Suva and once again the people of the West and the North were deprived and could only watch the games on TV rather than live at a venue near them.
I fail to understand why can't the organisers of Coke Games host it at Churchill Park or Subrail Park. Why is the rest of the Fiji not utilised for hosting the games?
Suva schools have an upper hand at the tournament for the divisional meets are also held at the same venue.
I hope next year, my concerns don't go wary.
Anyway congratulations to all the schools that participated especially to Jasper Williams High School. You girls made the West and Lautoka proud.
I could not understand why national rugby union coach Inoke Male named Watisoni Votu and Nikola Matawalu in the 15s squad when they're already in the 7s extended squad.
What if they get injured playing against the Classic All Blacks? Which is more important, for them to play in the 7s World Cup or to play against a veteran team consisting of players who are well past their best?
By the way, Rugby House could have brought in a better team to fittingly mark such an important anniversary. Not a team of former All Blacks. They might as well just bring in a team from Tamil Nadu.
What a way to celebrate Fiji rugby's 100th birthday!
Perhaps the technical team at Fiji Television can improve their service by ensuring the audio volume by the news anchor, the stand-up, interviews and the voice-overs and even during the advertisements are even throughout each item.
Time and again there are variations in the audio levels, forcing me as a viewer, to continually reach for my remote control to either decrease or increase the volume.
Surely the technicians at the station are good enough to rectify this. Or is it too much to hope for?
Town of big hearts
While Suva is able to enjoy the much annually awaited hype of the Showcase, can I suggest the organisers to please also consider organising one such event in Nadi every year.
Apart from food, rides and all the fun and festivities our children are also very eager to meet Cookie the clown and touch his red nose.
Businesses will easily be able to fill their pockets as we are the "Tourist Town" and the big hearts of the Nadi people will help make the Nadi showcase even bigger and better.
Just a suggestion.