Thursday, January 12, 2012
|Sinulog - for God's glory?|
"The Sinulog is a religious activity and festivity. Therefore it must be pleasing and glorifying to God." Perhaps that is what you are thinking. Maybe that is the reason why you [join] the festivity. But think again. Not all religious activities and festivities are pleasing to God. In fact, He hates many of them. And why? Because they do not really glorify Him. We read in the Bible, "Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31)
Now, does the Sinulog glorify God? Any bold and honest enough to think this matter through will have to disagree. During the Sinulog, there is much wild party and many get drunk. For what energizes and gives life to most people in this religious revelry? It is no secret. It is wine or some other intoxicating substance, and not the Holy Spirit of God. This does not glorify God at all. The Bible says, "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit" (Eph. 5:18). The Holy Spirit should energize and control our lives and activities, not wine or some other intoxicating substance. For what happens when people get drunk? It leads to dissipation - a behavior which allows lack of concern or thought for the consequences of an action" (Louw-Nida Lex).
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