Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Why Adultery is legal and morally harmful?

Adultery is an immoral act against The 10 Commandments. It's also illegal because the  civil marriage contract binds both parties to be faithful in the bonds of marriage. Having an extra marital relationship is a starting point that breaks the bonds of marriage.

Jesus Christ says that if a man or woman looks at another person outside the marriage sanctity, he or she has already committed adultery even without performing the actual sexual or emotional acts of love making. I admit that I was once carried over by the culture of sexual exploits and conquests that disrespected the marriage sanctity just to gain sexual lust that lead to destructive acts. Realizing the meaning of self control and respect of the marriage bond of oneself and of other parties marriage bonds preserve the foundations of marriage. "What God has put together in marriage, let no person break or take away or put asunder". True, to err is human, to forgive Divine. One need to be remorseful and avoid the same immoral acts. It's easier said than done especially when sexual acts are so exciting and adventurous, when many adults are consenting, when there is a culture of double standards and hypocrasies, when many people and some traditions allow those with wealth to buy consenting girls or women for financial supports, when polygamy is socially accepted; the individual usually men are left to decide on the advantages of faithful one marriage bond. The advantages are legal and moral obedience bring strong healthy family members and truthfulness to the love in the marriage bond.

"Because of the hardness of their hearts", Moses allows divorse or annulments in cases of irreconciliable differences, insanity, or voidable marriage contracts from the start when one or both parties is or are lieing and not forthright with his or her previous marriage contract with other parties.

There is a saying in Filipino culture that no person can paddle his boat or canoe in two opposing waters running in opposite directions. The boatman's boat is usually capsized and is in great danger of drowning due to the strong water currents. The strong currents of sexual acts for other girls or for other women that the unfaithful husband experience will break the marriage sanctity and respect, thus, becoming unproductive and destructive. Death after trying to have multiple orgasms, the unfaithful husband or wife die with heart attacks at the overpowering lustful bed is another Filipino sayings.

The lesson of faithfulness in the marriage contract preservers the sanctity and respect for one another in the family that procreates and raises responsible and productive children and parents. If one commits adultery, one needs to repent and tries his or her best to avoid the same mistakes. Many times, it takes humility and courage to ask forgiveness and to have inner strength by continous reliance on the Divine Graces of Jesus Christ for freedom that overcomes one's slavery to sexual lust and poor judgements.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Some Basic Truths

Modern Jesuit-like Paintings

What is Truth?

Truth is reality. It's either Absolute Truth or Relative Truth. Absolute Truth refers to God and His Creations. Relative Truths are those interpreted by the limited human minds and the situations are variable as much as each person is unique in thumbmarks and DNA.

Absolute Truth is eternal and perfect and become mystical realities to human minds. Human minds are imperfect, limited, contradictory and sinful. We may connect with the Absolute Truth by Faith, Hope and Love which rely on the Divine Graces of Jesus Christ coming from His Cross and Resurrection that conquers all sins and all deaths.

Human nature has fallen when since the beginning of Homo Sapein creation, man and woman rebelled against God by trying miserably to be equal or greater than God. How can any creations of God be equal or greater than the creator? Except Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit who are one with The Father as One True God in The Holy Trinity. Because God says so.

Truth is partly poetry and science in motion. Since Jesus Christ is the Way, the Life and the Truth; therefore, Jesus Christ comes in realities of poetry and science in motion.

Eternity has no beginning, no ending , always is. Since Jesus Christ is Eternal Life with The Father and The Holy Spirit as One True God in The Holy Trinity, my soul and heart shares relative Eternity even now on earth whenever I choose to rely on His Divine Graces. Thus, the Holy Trinity dwells in my heart and soul, a living temple as well as in other Christians in this world and in Heaven.

Absolute Truth is Absolute joy. God is Absolute Truth with eternal joy. All of His creations are relative truths. Human creation are relatively dependent on His Divine Graces thru the Cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ in order to share His Eternal Life. All persons have the built in yearning to seek non stop happiness which can only be realized thru our sharing of Eternal life with God.