Pastor Jonathan's Blog

What our present society is sorely missing today is the purity of its celebration of Christ’s birth. Christmas today is no longer what is used to be more than 2000 years ago in the land of Bethlehem. Santa Claus and a reindeer named Rudolph are better known to be ones that make people happy than Christ. Bright twinkling light bulbs have altogether eclipsed that beauty of the Eastern star ...
“Is man inherently good or evil” was the probing question of Will Cain, a CNN contributor, a day after America was shocked by yet another mayhem – the bombing of the world renowned Boston marathon that killed 3 people, and seriously injured more than a hundred more. Will Cain had asked the question that philosophers and the academe love to discuss among themselves. But I ...
March 21, 2013

Belittling God

By Pastor Jonathan S. Ferriol “Eureka!” “Eureka!” shouted Archimedes as he jumped out of his bathtub. Last March 14 was like a “eureka” moment for the scientific community around the world. Scientists, about 10,000 of them from 20 countries working at “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire” or CERN for short, in Geneva, ...
Last February 28, Joseph Ratzinger also known as Pope Benedict XVI officially resigned as the supreme head of the Roman Catholic church – the first one to ever do so in 600 years. As of this time, the office of the papacy is vacant or “interregnum.” The 1.1 billion strong RC is leaderless. Pope Benedict XVI cited “old age” as his main reason to explain his ...
February 10, 2013

Winds of Evangelistic Changes

A lot of good things are happening in the missionary front these days. From East to West, the winds of evangelistic changes are sweeping all across the churches of the PMCC (4th Watch) with gale force strength! And it’s a great sight to look at! In the context of labor employment, common sense dictates that an employer will not be hiring unless there is work available. But once hiring ...
By Pastor Jonathan S. Ferriol The first month of 2013 is fast closing, and I thought that I should share to you this one crucial piece of advice I have grown accustomed to – “plan your work, work your plan!” It was my uncle Art (who is now a bishop in the church) who gave me this piece of advice. He wrote it on the organizer, which he gave me as a present. I immediately fell in ...
January 03, 2013

Why Not Get A Life Verse?

by Pastor Jonathan Ferriol. The second book of Corinthian 5:17 holds a special place in my heart. It was my first “life verse.” My mom introduced it to me after I became a believer 35 years ago. The words of Apostle Paul, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old is gone, the new has come,” spoke strongly to me then as a new Christian. Today it still challenges ...
December 29, 2012

The Need for Self-Examination

 The end and the beginning of a new year is typically a time given for soul-searching and introspection. I don’t know about you, but it is for me. It is usually a time in my busy schedule that I engage myself in self-examination; checking my hits and misses, my highs and lows or my failings and successes of the passing year. As a trustee of God’s myriad of trusts (as a father, a ...
“It’s the end of the world as we know it. It’s the end of the world as we know it. It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine,” so goes the 80′s song of a secular rock group, R.E.M. But as we can see, the world did not end in the 80′s. Our world, as we know it, is still here and intact. The rock band from Georgia disbanded last year, but the ...
By Pastor Jonathan S. Ferriol “Evil visited this community today,” thus, sums up the horrific tragedy yesterday in Sandy Hook in Newton, Connecticut. It was like Columbine all over again, but this time, it was more wrenching. Twenty kids, most of them still in kindergarten, massacred in broad daylight. Six more adults were also gunned down in cold blood. All throughout yesterday, I ...