By Dickie Bradley
Belize Needs Jesus
Belizeans need Jesus, now more than ever, not the Jesus who will come again after the war of Armageddon after the four horsemen of the apocalypse unleash their supernatural powers against the forces of evil. When, the great whore of Babylon will fall because the nations of the earth drink the Wine of Formation. Not that Jesus.
The Jesus who Belizeans desperately need is the one who was a refuge from the corrupt government of Herod and his murderers. Remember Jesus’ Mom and Dad had flee to Egypt, a foreign country in Northern Africa as the government was going to kill baby Jesus.
We need the Jesus whom walked among the people. Who taught them there is a better life and we can live in harmony with each other.
All the laws and regulations that Moses taught, Jesus summarized in one of Moses’ sentence – “Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind”. Jesus then added “you shall love your neighbor as you love yourself”.
No one can make it any clearer than that.
If sinners and infidels were to separate the list of Jesus’ miracles and look only what he said, they would still be faced with the awesome power of his teachings, so clear and so true, which can make us better human beings.
Belize is in bad shape. No country in the English speaking Caribbean has been falling into the bottomless pit as rapidly as Belize. In the last ten to twenty five years Belize has lost its soul. It is now a haven for all manner of demons and foul spirits.
We are now between the devil and the deep blue sea of corruption and crime.
There is a lesson, it comes from the fabulous book we call the bible. It is Genesis, Ch. 23-33. God was making a decision to destroy a city because of the sinfulness of its people. Abraham asked God “will you destroy the righteous with the wicked, if there are fifty righteous will you spare the city”? God said he would spare the city it had even only fifty righteous. What if it be only 45 would you still spare the city. And God said yes. Abraham pressed his luck and eventually asked if there is only ten righteous and God answered if there is only ten righteous he would spare everyone in the city.
Did the Almighty God end up destroying the city?
Go read the Bible and find out.
Belize is being destroyed. I cannot say if it is the will of God that we are being destroyed. For I do not know. But I know our country is going to the dogs and it is wicked, crooked, corrupt politics that are contributing to our destruction.
Along with an immoral, incompetent and corrupt leadership who has turned their backs on the poor people of Belize.
And while it is true that we are not to blame the sheep but rather the shepherd, the people are not blameless.
Sometimes, I think if we understand where we came from, it can help us to understand why we are where we are.
One hundred and twenty three years after slavery legally ended in Belize mental slavery remained under a system called colonialism. The same slave masters continued to own us and control us. The children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of slaves cannot be on the same level as those who enjoy freedom for hundreds and hundreds of years. We were and remain at a great disadvantage. Family structures, role models, values, skills and institutional knowledge are in tatters. In 1934 Aldous Huxley said “if the world had any ends, BH would certainly be one of them.”
Party politics only emerged in Belize in the 1950’s. Our puny country did not begin to govern itself until 1964. By the time long delayed political independence arrived we were already scattered and confused. There was never any collective journey on the road to economic prosperity.
The social destruction of Belize, certainly of Belize City accelerated after 1961, following the destruction of Hattie. Large numbers of creoles started migrating to the USA. Many solid, dynamic, decent Belizeans left backward Belize for greener pastures. Family structures, already weak started to crumble.
By 1982 we were completely unprepared for the invasion of our minds, by American television. There is plentiful research which confirms that when American television enters a country the demons of materialism, pornography, immorality, drugs, crime and corruption arrive with permanent visas. They are here to stay. Belize is now awash in sin. The sinners run things.
The children whom Jesus warned …….
By the way, children, who are the future, have no place and no space in Belize. This is a whole topic in itself. But, as an example, when last you heard the government or the corporate Dons put a perk or a playground for the children?
They are sent to school because the law says so and then no more. Children of the wealthy and middle class go to primary school and thereafter move up to the next educational level. Children of the poor and unfortunate who don’t or can’t afford are thrown one side.
And this is in spite of what the man from Gal said, at Matthew Chp 18 verse 6: “But whose shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
I mentioned a few words about the creole tribe who are less than one third of our population. I won’t venture into the situation of our Hispanic brothers and sisters who are now 55 percent of Belize’s population. But it should be noted they are not as homogeny as the statistics indicate. They are several distinct nationalities-Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans and so on.
In July 2019, Belize and Belizeans are in the worst conditions they have ever been. Our situation is beginning to look hopeless.
We need Jesus now, more than ever.