Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Short Note on the Anti-Cybercrime Law (R.A. No. 10175)

Of course I'm for improving the laws of the land. Let us repeal bad laws or at least revise/amend them. Yet I guess there were more oppressive laws in the first century and the Apostle Paul wrote:

"For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer." (Romans 13:3-4 NIV)


  1. Here was a man who had been in and out of prison for doing good things. Yet he still taught that the civil authorities are God's servants for rewarding good and punishing evil. He instructed the flock under his care that they have nothing to fear if they are good-doers.

  2. Another apostle, this time Peter, wrote: "Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened." (1 Peter 3:13-14)