God’s Sovereignty is not always Apparent

One of our problems with the sovereignty of God is that it frequently does not appear that God is in control of the circumstances of our lives. We see unjust or uncaring or even clearly wicked people doing things that adversely affect us. We experience the consequences of other people’s mistakes and failures. We even…

The TRC Report and Reconciliation

DEAR EDITOR – The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government, through its spokesman the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, said in the last few days the Truth and Reconciliation Report will be tabled in parliament during the government’s four-year term. It is noted that substantial budgetary provisions will need to be made to address the issues…

Change of mind set needed

Dear Editor – Over the weekend, Tony Hughes, a board member of Solomon Island’s Transparency Watchdog and a former Manager of the Solomon’s Central Bank, reportedly told Radio New Zealand International that Solomon Island’s Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has a lot of work to do if he is to live up to his promise to…

The Sovereignty of God – God or Chance

In my article two weeks ago, I introduced the subject for our discussion the ‘sovereignty of God.’ Last week, we went on to looked at another important aspect of God’s sovereignty and that is the sustaining action of God in upholding and preserving His creation. No doctrine is more despised by the natural mind than…

Reasons for optimism in 2015

EARLY January in Honiara is a good time to reflect on the previous year and think about the year ahead. With many Solomon Islanders and Australians still enjoying their Christmas holidays, things are relatively quiet and there’s a little more time for contemplation. Last year, of course, saw Solomon Islands face some significant challenges. The…

Yes, it would be too early!

THE opposition leader Jeremiah Manele has said the right thing yesterday that a motion of no confidence in the DCC government would be too early. This paper on Monday ran a front page article quoting a reliable opposition insider revealing an open plan by the opposition group of a possibility to move a motion once…

Don’t forget the disabled

DEAR EDITOR – I am elated as any Solomon Islander with the onset and formation of a new government under the leadership of Manasseh Sogavare, but not for political reasons I hasten to add. I have been encouraged by the words of the newly elected Prime Minister in his acceptance speech, when he declared that…

God is in Control

As we begin this year 2015, we don’t know what it holds for each and every one of us. There is no doubt that there will be challenges and difficulties on the way which could either draws us closer to God or takes us away from Him. Whatever we encounter on the way, let us…

Thanks, thanks, and thanks!

WE’VE come to the end of another year. When we wake up tomorrow, 2014 will be gone and we’ll have 2015. What a year it was! We take this opportunity to thank our readers and advertisers. You have been part of our journey this year. Without you, we cannot come this far. We also wish…