Sovereign Filipino People
At the same time, the Bible teaches that all human authority comes from God. We hold on to the Apostle Paul's teaching that "there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God." (Romans 13:1).
What we often forget is that in a constitutional democracy like the Philippines, the ultimate political authority resides in the "Filipino People" The preamble of the 1987 Philippine Constitution declares:
"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."
Democratic Elections: Grace of God to Filipinos
We are blessed because in the Philippines democracy remains vibrant, albeit imperfect. The right to vote is God's grace to the Filipino people.
We Get the Leaders We Deserve;
We Deserve the Leaders We Get
Christians as Salt and Light in Philippine Politics
- Seek God's will about the leaders we will choose
- Influence other Filipinos to choose wisely
- Ensure the integrity of the electoral process, that election results truly reflect the 'will of the people'