Parents take control of your children before it is too late

Grace, mercy and peace from God through his son Jesus Christ.

Dominica is one of the most peaceful places to live in. We have our differences but murders, are you kidding? Why is this happening today? Because there are  parents that have no control over their children, don’t want other parents to correct their children if they are doing something wrong when they are not around.

We have to put God first in everything we do. Our murder problem is not going to go away soon unless we start hanging those murderers. The word is discipline. If we want a better society we need to discipline our children from the time they are little, if not the law will discipline them for us in prison. Parents have to wake up before it is to late, time is running out. Soon your children will be to old to discipline.

President Lincoln said any man with a godly mother is not poor. Whatever we need God has: love, joy, peace, happiness,  wealth, glory, etc.

MATTHEW 4: 3 and 4, “And when the tempter came to him, He if thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But He answered and said, ‘It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'” That is why we must obey God at all times.

Let Jesus Christ be our guide, let him be a light to our path, let people see the Christ in us. Now is the time to REPENT of our sins and ask God to be our Master, Lord and Savior. All you have to say is, “God forgive me for all my sins through Christ Jesus.”

The Bible said all that call on Christ shall be saved.

It is time we as Dominicans stand up and stop those criminals by reporting them to the authorities. Let us unite and get rid of those criminals to build a better future for Dominica. If investors are not safe then who is going to come and invest in Dominica?.

May God keep blessing Dominica always.

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14 Comments

  1. Gary
    August 21, 2011

    Yes,I do understand the concerns of the Pastor as to the kind of behaviors Children are exhibiting these days but the word “control” bothers me in that headline plus the commentary is empty with no solutions and filled with religious rhetoric, sad to say.

    It is not about controlling Children but educating them, giving them the foundation needed to become responsible and productive Adults or even Parents.What that foundation is,it varies from culture to culture and also household to household but there are fundamental things across the board that should be common. A great percentage of Children behaviors exhibited is a result of the home environment. Adults or Parents can only teach Children what they know. I am not an expert, this is not just a simple matter, it is a very complex issue and involves many things. For the Pastor to think that it is simple as expressing his religious beliefs coupled with personal beliefs and he has the answer, that is just BS.

    First off i will tell him stop lying to children – break that cycle of religion. Our existence right now is more threatened by what religion has caused. It is not just giving children a set of beliefs saying the Bible says this and it is the word of God and everything will be all right what a fairy tale. Why is it we need religion to teach Children morality. Why do we need religion to teach Children who they are. Why do we need religion to teach Children about hellfire and damnation. Finally Children are born without religion, leave their precious minds alone, hands off with your indoctrination.

  2. August 21, 2011

    ” Dominica is one of the most peaceful places to live in. We have our differences but murders, are you kidding? Why is this happening today? Because there are parents that have no control over their children, don’t want other parents to correct their children if they are doing something wrong when they are not around.”

    All of the above I consider Garbage!

    I was born in the Village of Wesley, to a poor, very poor mother, so poor that she could not afford to feed me, my grandmother took me under her wing, when I was less than three years old. She molded me, and taught me right from wrong.

    There are others alive today from that golden era, poor as we all were, and though we had plenty of fist combats, we never thought of inflecting so much pain, and hurt on our opponents to the point of killing them. I believe a parent can only do so much, one can cloth, and feed their child however, no parent can give a child their mind.

    In our day, marijuana, and cocaine, and indeed crack cocaine was not in existence. You had to be a man, or woman at certain age before anyone would introduce you to some alcohol and cigaret’s, and though alcohol is a mind altering substance, it did not cause anyone in our society to kill.

    These days there has been perhaps more murders in Wesley than any other place in Dominica!

    I would cannot blame that on parents not having control of their children.

    We need to blame society in general, blame it on the crack cocaine, the crave for materialist positions, and the devil that the young generation has allowed to consume their body mind and soul. When we allowed the illicit drugs into our country, and the younger generation found out they can sell illegal drugs for money, rather than farming, or becoming a productive member of society, they demeanor had to change.

    Where drugs is involved violence must follow, and that is what happened to Dominica. Parents has nothing to do with that when in fact there are parents who are deeply involved in this drug selling also.

    Children learn by examples; contrarily, whereas we have children giving birth to babies, what do you expect?

    How can a child be in control of another child?

    And this thought of yours that make you believe that Dominica is the best place to live in is only a myth, take a look around you and justify the iron bars, on the windows, and doors on the houses in Dominica, and see if you can justify that if you think it is so safe in our country.

    I reside in one of the largest, and dangerous places in the United States, yet I do not see as many bars on windows as I see in a small country as Dominica, man you need to write you thoughts down and analyze them prior to submitting them into a public forum where intelligent people may read them.

    It has to make sense, a preacher is not always right, I have heard the same balcony from Roman Catholic priest all of my life as a boy going to church every Sunday growing up in Wesley, perhaps if what they were talking about made sense, we would not have so much murder in our country these days.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  3. August 20, 2011

    Man brought judgement upon himself the first day he disobeyed the command of a Holy God of Spirit and Truth.

    Adam and Eve was living in the Garden of Eden, dressed in Spiritual Light, the clothing of the soul, not the physical body–the reason it is said in the Word of God that they were naked.

    They would have known no pain, suffering, sorrow and death. had they not choose to keep conversation with Satan.

    But that is man’s predicament. A God of Love gave him freedom of choice from the very beginning. Adam and Eve chose to exist with God’s judgment of death. “On the day you eat of the tree you shall surely die” –that destruction came upon them because God is Holy.

    God is Spirit. Adam’s physical frame was Lifeless, until God breathed Life into him. Adam caused his own death, when he participated in the seductive pattern of his wife Eve, who believed Satan–eating of the forbiden frurit that God said would cause their death.

    Satan told Eve “you will not die”, as he went on to seduce her, striping her of her clothing of Spiritual Light–the protection of her soul–that was Satan of having sexual intercourse with Eve. She invited her husband and he easily took part in that seduction, by eating of the forbidden fruit as well

    Mankind continue exist in their state of nakedness and death, just like when God sent Adam and Eve away from His presence out of the Garden of Eden.

    The carnal mind is an enemy of God. A person who exist with a carnal mind is not of God. And a Living God of Holiness and Truth cannot tollerate filthiness of His enemies.

    That is what mans sinfulness is to God Almighty–downright filth and shamefulness.

    Before Jesus Christ, God’s Holiness would simply destroy the filthiness of flesh and blood that was before Him. In Jesus Christ, filthy mankind has mercy and compassion of God’s Love.

    But God’s wrath will come against the proud, arrogance, those who think they are mighty men of science, demonstrating no reverend fear of God.

    Parents, if you love your children, you are of God. It is your responsibillity to raise your children through the ways of God. By His Holy Spirit, God will guide you.

    Man has no right to question the ways of God, for he will never understand those ways. And those who continue with that attitude will know God’s wrath, at His appointed time of judgment for them.

    As it is written so it will be done!

    • Gary
      August 21, 2011

      To Lizavier4Jesus

      You always seems to have an explanation to everything based on your religious beliefs cloaked with absurdities, ignorance and mambo jumbo.I always distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. I wonder where you put your logical thoughts especially when it comes to God. You know what,the most dangerous thing about beliefs,especially religious beliefs,it stops you from asking questions.It teaches you to be satisfied with not understanding the world and your self in relationship to the divine. Why is it God created us with faculties to think reason and have something called intuition them demand that they act contrary to his creation.

      Why would someone go about their lives believing that they were born in sin what a fraud this is perpetrated on humanity and worst, on Children. People are born and go from the cradled to the grave without knowing nothing about themselves but are given a set of beliefs which keeps them in fear and retardation about themselves.Real power is from within, the forces within are the most powerful and the cause of things. The world within is the universal fountain of supply and we humans do have access to that supply and so it is very absurd to believe that we are born in sin, What BS It is sad to read the things you profess to and say in the name of God as though it is the truth.

      The Story of Adam and Eve to which you believe in is so absurd. Why would someone be punished for wanting to know good from evil. Genesis 3:22 God saying quote “The man has now become like one of us knowing Good
      from Evil” Why is it this so called God is
      frightened when Man becomes like them knowing good from Evil, notice i use the word them, this God was not a single person since it said that man has become like us What God would create Man naked and keep him in a Garden ignorant of himself. This fraud is still happening today and religion is at the forefront of this crusade to keep Man in the Dark knowing nothing about himself, and only a few know the real deal. You live in this world and you are so ignorant, about your self and how the world operates, pity you. The way the universe operates, it does not need our faith or silly religious beliefs to operate.

      Do you know real knowledge is given through invitation and initiation.Why is it the rulers in the Biblical stories always had their priest You have a right to believe what you want, but what you profess in and believe should not be used to judge other people, you beliefs are yours only.

      • August 23, 2011

        @Gary

        You said it yourself: “Real power is from within. The forces from within are the most powerful and the cause of things”.

        This is the only sensible quote I have ever read from you. But do you know what? That quote is against your existence, and it is for my existence you see! Because I am alive! I am the cause of things because of the power within me.

        This cause of me, has effected great Wisdom Understanding, and Knowledge of both, the natural or mortal existence and the Spiritual or immortal Life, the stature of Love, the nature of God–but you have no conciousness for neither mortallity or immortallity.

        Being able to read and write means nothing. And that is clear through your constant question: Why, why, why, why, why.

        You read but you have no wisdom to cause you to perceive what you have read. Without wisdom you have no understanding, and without understanding you have no knowledge–hence you cannot express or illustrate in your own words what you have read, much more for you to perceive it from other persons.

        But wisdom, understanding and knowledge is the key to the powers that be–the power that is from within, the power that is the cause of things. The things that I perceive, receive, and conceive. Conception brings rebirth, and rebirth is Life in me.

        Gary, you are an empty shell–with no power from within, and so you have no cause. You are vanity, existing in darkness, simply waiting to be blown away, like dried up sand, into the wind.

        I, on the other hand, am in full blossom through the production of power within me. This blossom is the cause in me, demonstrating the petals of spiritual Light, the flower of Life, the offspring of Love, which is from the Living God, whom I know through His Person of Love–Jesus Christ.

        Gary you are empty, with no power and no cause, because you lack Wisdom to Understand that you might have Knowledge of Jesus Christ–who is the only source of Life.

        For the Love of Jesus Christ is the power that indwells to bring out the cause–that cause is victory through the battle of Life–the desire to exist with peace and joy.

        What have I to do with pitiful you, Gary? Nothing! You are dead and useless, absolutely useless to me. Go and seek Life for yourself, before it is too late!

  4. ineedfree
    August 20, 2011

    …..I WAS ALSO THINKING OF NOT ONLY THE THIEVES AND MUDERERS BUT THE CRIMINALS WHO DECEIVE THOSE THEY LEAD.

    THEY CREATE A CLASS OF THE FAVOURED FEW AND

    DESTROY ALL POSSIBILITIES OF AN EQUITABLE SOCIETY WHERE THOSE WHO FALL IN FAVOUR OF

    THE LEADERS(all SECTORS) TALK AND BEHAVE LIKE FORMAL VAGRANTS AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT

    FAVOURED BY THE LEADERS ARE THREATENED TO BE DISENFRANCHIED AND RAGE.

    THE POLITICIANS MAKE HAVOC WITH THE TREASURY OF THE PEOPLE. THEY RULE WITH UNCLEAN SPIRITS. THEY HAVE NO SHAME.

    THE GARBAGE BIN ROBBERY!

    THE FERTILISER ROBBERY!

    THE MANY LAND TRANSACTIONS THAT SOUND FOUL!

    WEALTH ACCUMULATION NOT ABLE TO MATCH WITH SALARIES OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS!

    THE CHINESE MOU!

    THE IRREGULAR CONCESSIONS!

    THE ATTEMPTED MURDER BY FIRE!

    THE MANY MANY CRIMINAL AND IMMORAL ACTIVITIES IN THE WHITE AND BLUE CIRCLES!

    WHAT IS OF GREAT CONCERN IS THAT THE LAW ENFORCING OFFICERS ARE OBVIOUSLY COMPROMISED.

    WHERE IS THE AUTHORITY TO WHOM WE SHOULD REPORT THEM. YES HONOURABLE, SOCIETY DIDNT TRAIN OUR SONS WHO LEAD TODAY.

    WHAT KIND OF CORRECTIONS CAN BE MADE.

  5. ineedfree
    August 20, 2011

    HONOURABLE;

    GRACE,MERCY,PEACE AND JUSTICE.

    PLEASE ASSIST US TO CONCLUDE THAT THE ULTIMATE IS THE LOVE AND LIFE OF CHRIST AND EVERYTHING GOOD FOLLOWS.

    THERE IS A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT

    SAYS, BECAUSE HISTORY’S LESSON SHOULD NOT BE

    LOST IN OUR QUEST TO ATTRACT INVESTORS, OUR

    RESPONSIBILITY BEHOVES DISCRETION TO PROTECT LOCAL CITIZENS FROM ABUSE AND DISCRIMINATION

    BY AGGRESSIVE INVESTORS WHO HAVE TENDENCIES FOR PROFITS AT ALL COSTS; EVEN AT THE EXPENCE OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE.

    WE KNOW THAT CHRIST ABHORES GREED, IF WE

    REMEMBER HIS OUTRAGE IN THE TEMPLE WHERE THE BEHAVIOR OF THE INVESTORS(MERCHANTS) WERE SO
    DRIVEN BY PROFITEERING THAT THE TEMPLE WAS MISTAKENLY USED AS A MARKET.

    WE SHOULD BRAINSTORM ON HOW THE CHURCH CAN ENCOURAGE AND GUIDE ALL INVESTORS(LOCAL AND FOREIGN) INTO A CHRIST-LIKE ATMOSHERE WITHIN

    THE WHOLE SOCIETY WHERE WE STRIVE TO WALK THE EARTH AS GODS CHILDREN MUST. WHEN WE TRULY EMBRACE OUR CHRIST RESPONSIBILITY TO CARTER FOR ALL AND NOT A FEW.

    YES WE MUST

  6. August 20, 2011

    I believe The Lord Jesus Christ is God, The Son of God, and The Messiah; as clearly taught in The Bible. The stakes are too high to be wrong about this.

  7. Lou Rawles
    August 20, 2011

    Rawls Pastor, you have been advised not to write in this forum. ou just don’t get it.I am not even going to read your posting as everytime you get it wrong.

  8. No Hogwash
    August 20, 2011

    Amen Pastor!! Now could you please write an article surrounding these principles from the same bible? Lookng forward to it. Thanks!

    The Bible defines many good qualities for leaders. In Exodus 18, Moses’ father-in-law tells Moses to “select capable men from all the people–men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain” for leadership positions (Exodus 18:21). Moses chose “wise and respected men” to serve as leaders (Deuteronomy 1:15). Being “very capable” is very important for being a leader (1 Chronicles 26:6). Good leaders also “judge fairly” and “do not show partiality in judging” (Deuteronomy 1:16-17).

    Read more: About Leadership Principles in the Bible | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_4610014_leadership-principles-bible.html#ixzz1VaK0iX98

  9. August 20, 2011

    HEY! UNLESS U ARE THAT PAUL GUY FROM LAPLAIN I GOING SUE YOU.
    WHO TELL YOU YOU COULD USE ‘GRACE MERCY AND PEACE’ IN OUR ARTICLE WITHOUT WRIOTTNE AND EXPRESSED PERMISSION FROM PAUL JOSEPH EH?

  10. tiny
    August 20, 2011

    don’t you see pastor it is discipline that have the nation as it is…why don”t you teach them the proper way to discipline their kids. teach them that tier kids have a brain and if they talk to them and show them love their kids will listen and when they go wrong there is a right and a wrong way to discipline. you give a child blows and criticize every chance you get, insult them and you get exactly what you sew…..you are producing violent angry kids…just go ask the prison inmates whether they were disciplined and they will tell you the amount of blows get in their lifetime from their parents ….and another thing with those hypocrite Dominican parent….they don’t know when to start letting go… ….they don’t allow their kids to date…they don’t talk about it with their kids… they don’t know when to extend their curfew or to give one for that matter thus a kids tend to revolt in order to be respected and be seen as a young adult…there in lies the problem pastor

  11. Humanist
    August 20, 2011

    Yes, Pastor Rawls, the bible says precisely what to do with rebellious children: “If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother … Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city … And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die” (Deuteronomy 21:18 – 21). How merciful, indeed!

    Yes, Pastor Rawls, let us stone to death all who commit adultery (Deuteronomy 22:23 – 24) and all who curse or blaspheme (Leviticus 24:16). When our sister is beaten in front us, let us offer the other rather than fight back (turning the other cheek). If an ox decides to attack us, let us stone it to death (Exodus 21: 28).

    Man, just for breaking the sabbath, let us stone people to death, as God relates to Moses in Numbers 15:32 – 56.

    The bible, once in a while, has some admirable moral teachings; but the rest of its “moral” laws and teachings are often extraordinary barbaric, as the above demonstrates, and the above is but a meager sampling of what you may find in that book. If you truly want to live your life by the book, you better pick up your stones. Don’t tell me I am “misunderstanding” what is there. The book literally says what to do with those stones. And frankly, if that is “misunderstood” “poetry,” I can only assume the verses you quote above, Pastor, are simply misunderstood poetry, as well, to say nothing of the infamous passages about homosexuals, non-Christians, etc.

    Why are these commentaries still being written?

    • Anonymous
      August 20, 2011

      tell dem brotha tell dem…lmaoooo

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