I want to share about something else first at this part of this discussion because it is new and different but important. It is about the “vision” and “wisdom” of the Prime Minister which tells us the main reason why Samoa did not vote for the recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. What he said according to a news report by Samoa Observer is another confirmation of political disasters in our government.
Samoa Observer 22 January 2018 (Israel still paying for crucifying Jesus Christ, P.M. says) “That’s when Prime Minister Tuilaepa took the floor. He said “vision” and “wisdom” must be exercised in such decisions.” “Israel is still paying the price for their decision to crucify Jesus Christ, that’s why there is war night and day,” he said.
“Remember what the Jews said when they decided to crucify Jesus, they yelled ‘let this decision be on our heads and our children’s heads.’ Well that’s what’s happened and until the penalty for that decision is fully paid, then there will be peace.”
The message of the Prime Minister’s response to Laaulialemalietoa Leauatea Schmidt is so dangerous for Christianity in our country. The story about the Jews and their decision about the crucifixion of Jesus is true but it is not the message of Jesus or the truth of the message of Jesus that Jesus teaches us to spread.
The penalty and the price of the penalty are God’s responsibility. We have learnt from the Bible, only God can judge His chosen people according to His own will. Therefore, the Prime Minister’s reason about why Samoa did not vote is not correct because the Prime Minister is not God, not the truth and he is not the Ultimate Judge.
God is God, God is Truth and God is the Ultimate Judge of righteousness and therefore, only God knows the truth of His judgment for Jews and Israel. Unless God already revealed through prophecy a judgment (curse) and an authority for us to judge the Israelites and to defend God’s judgment for God then we can rightly count in that situation as part of the truth.
We have also learnt from the Bible that God already paved the way of the truth and life through Christ for the believers. It begins from God’s promise of salvation in the Garden of Eden to save man from evil because of the unfaithful and disobedience of Adam and Eve. The fulfilling of the promise of salvation involves faith, chosen people, chosen land (nation), chosen city, other promises, prophecies, covenants, judgment and fulfillment.
Jacob (Israel) is the chosen nation of God (Deuteronomy 7:6-7) “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people.” God gave Israel the exact land on earth which is Canaan (Deuteronomy 1:7-8) (Genesis 15/17).
Jerusalem is the chosen city of God (1 King 11:13) (2 Chronicles 12:13) (2 Chronicles 6:5-6) “Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither choose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel. But I have chosen Jerusalem that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.” The Scriptures as quoted above are evidences of Christian’s claim.
That is the truth and that is the basis of President Donald Trump’s faith. Any devout Christian like President Donald Trump cannot exercise vision and wisdom in order to change or to twist the truth because they are not un-decided.
They are certain about the truth (righteousness and love) because they are already saved and freed by the truth. Only the hypocrites like our Christian Prime Minister Tuilaepa and the Christian country of Samoa can exercise vision and wisdom in order to change and to twist the truth because they are un-decided. They are deciding between wealth and righteousness and between fame and love.
Faithful Christians are straight shooters and there is nothing can stand in the way of Christianity when Christians shoot the truth. In Christ’s time, when it comes to cases of right and wrong and good and bad, Christ just shoots the truth straight through into the hearts and minds of people and different religious sects in order to save and free them from wrong and bad.
He dies for it and the truth prevails at His resurrection and that is way we should be following. Straight shooter should be Samoa’s position in the United Nation. Samoa should shoot the United Nation’s vote on Jerusalem with a yes.
However, we missed our golden opportunity on the world stage because of the exercising of the “vision” and “wisdom” of the Prime Minister. What he already did to the people of our country about our customary land, is the same thing he also did to the people of Israel about their land and capital. Samoa as spiritual Israel is directly affected by the same sad situation.
This sad situation also reminds me again about this same person and the foundation of his new un-Christian tax law which is ‘give to Caesar what is Caesar’.
Furthermore, if Prime Minister Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi is correct, then the whole Bible is incorrect. Before the arrival of Jesus on earth, God foretold the remission of Israel’s sins in (Jeremiah 31:33-34). At the times of Jesus before Jesus’s crucifixion, Jesus foretold the remissions of sins during the last supper with His disciples. (Matthew 26:27-28)
“Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” On the cross, Jesus says this (Luke 23:34) “Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”” That’s the purpose of Jesus and the fulfillment of the promise of salvation for the world that God promised in the Garden of Eden.
Christ took the price of the world’s sin and paid it through His death on the cross. The truth about that situation was revealed in Christ’s resurrection. The truth prevails and the evil was defeated at Jesus’s death and resurrection.
After resurrection, Jesus says this to His disciples. (Matthew 28:19) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. The Jew’s message as quoted by the Prime Minister is not the good news of Jesus or a message of Jesus. It is not a Christian principle. So it is not a confession of the truth or righteousness and also, it is not a word of faith. (Romans 10:8-10) “But what does it say?
“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Moreover, according to the Prime Minister’s “vision” and “wisdom”, he believes, the price of the penalty of Israel’s decision to crucify Jesus is not fully paid. It means that Israel’s ongoing suffering under wars is the price of the penalty and it is not enough. Therefore, Israel deserves to be suffering more and more and forever.
That is the real meaning of what the Prime Minister stands for and it is also the main reason why the Christian country of Samoa did note vote during the United Nation’s vote on Jerusalem. Right now, the world just gets the right reason why Samoa did not vote.
Not only that but also, the world now understands from the Prime Minister’s “vision” and “wisdom” that Prime Minister Tuilaepa is a two-faced or a deceitful Christian leader because the world already knew, Samoa has just officially became as a Christian country just few months ago because of the professional, the Christian and the spiritual “vision” and “wisdom” of the same Prime Minister of Samoa.
Remember his beautiful Christian and spiritual song that he sang many times in the past in our Parliament about ‘no weight’ and ‘inadequate’ of the original reference of Christianity on the preamble. It was heard from every corners of the world.
However, Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s “vision” and “wisdom” at this time is the complete opposite of his “vision” and “wisdom” to declare Christianity as the official religion of Samoa in the Constitution. Why? If he thinks that Israel deserves to be suffering forever as the price of the penalty of Israel’s decision to crucify Jesus, then why did he support Israel and the Spiritual Israel (Samoa) regarding his aim to correct the Constitution with the huge move of declaring Christianity as the official religion of Samoa?
Because the Prime Minister’s “vision” and “wisdom” are contradictory therefore, the Prime Minister’s “vision” and “wisdom” is not Biblical but political.
There is only one purpose of political “vision” and “wisdom” and that is the covering up of transparency and accountability. What the Prime Minister always does to Audit Reports and O.P.C. Reports of our country, is the same situation the Prime Minister now applies to spiritual matters. Right now, his contradictory opinions on Christianity and the capital of Israel humiliate our country on the world stage.
He changes his “vision” and “wisdom” on different occasions on a one particular matter according to his own personal satisfaction and his own political satisfaction. Thank God for Laaulialemalietoa Leauatea Schmidt for his courage to raise the truth in Parliament. The vote for Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel is a Constitutional matter because it is about Christianity. The new un-Christian tax law of the Prime Minister and his disciple, the Minister of Revenue is also a Constitutional matter because it is also about Christianity.
Therefore, it doesn’t matter if the Parliament already passed the Act, the Parliament can still pause for their mistake about the Act because it is un-Constitutional. Also, we the people of this country who owned the country and Parliament, we can stop the Parliament’s works according to the Constitution and correct the Parliament’s wrong doings and corruption.
They should never continue on with their Parliament works knowing that they still have an unsolved problem of the Constitution on their hands. The E.F.K.S. or C.C.C.S. as well as the Methodist Church are still against the Prime Minister’s and the Minister of Revenue’s un-Christian tax law because it is wrong.
E le valea faifeau o Ekalesia fa’avae o le atunu’u. O lo o tula’i latou i le mea moni aua Ekalesia eseese uma i totonu o si o tatou atunu’u o lo soifua auauna ai le mamalu o si o tatou atunu’u. Fa’afetai o lea lava e fa’aaoga e faifeau le aia tatau o le Pule Aoao o le Atua, le aia tatau faa-Kerisiano, le aia tatau o le sa’olotoga ma le aia tatau o le palota e fa’asa’o ai le sese o le Palemene ona o le tofa taufa’avalea i le Susuga i le Alii Palemia.
Ia te a’u lava ia, talu mai le isi tofa taufa’avalea fou a le Susuga i le Alii Palemia e ala i lana mafuaaga mai le Tusi Paia na mafua ai na le palota Samoa i le palota mo Ierusalem, ua talafeagai tatau ai loa ma ona onomea ona fa’asa’o le fa’aletonu tele lena o le Susuga i le Alii Palemia.
Ua tatau ona taofi ma fa’agata e le manuia. Ua tatau ma onomea i Ekalesia ona aoa’i lona ma’ema’ea i le fa’aleagaina ma le fa’amatagaina o Galuega a le Atua, lana tofa papa’u, le tofa le saili ma le le fetala’i, le tofa tau fa’avalea, le utaga fa’amalepe fa’avae, fa’aluma atunu’u ma lona fia pulepuletutuina o le atunu’u ma measina ma meatotino a tagata.
That is not us the real people of Samoa. Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s “vision” and “wisdom” is not the vision and wisdom of the right leaders and the true leaders of this country. This is the vision and wisdom of the right leaders and the true leaders of this country. I quote this vision and wisdom from the Constitution of Samoa.
“IN THE HOLY NAME OF GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, THE EVER LOVING
WHEREAS sovereignty over the Universe belongs to the Omnipresent God alone, and
the authority to be exercised by the people of Western Samoa within the limits prescribed
by His commandments is a sacred heritage; WHEREAS the Leaders of Western Samoa have declared that Western Samoa should be an Independent State based on Christian principles and Samoan custom and tradition;…”
The total number of founding fathers who framed that declaration, the foundation of Samoa, is 169. These days, there are 50 representatives in our Parliament. There responsibility for Samoa is to always keep and protect the foundation of our country.
However, out of 50 representatives, it emerges only one person that goes against the foundation of this country and he has already destroyed the foundation of our country according to his own purposes.
He took over the Parliament, he took over the Court and he took over Samoa and also, he took over Church Ministers’ places in temples. He does it because he thinks he can outsmart the people of our country and Churches.
Nanai Malonuu Lealaiauloto Nofoaiga.