The irritating Bro. Eddie

I voted for this guy, primarily because I believe that a Christian of integrity is best fitted as a president. Now, after finishing last in the election, this brother in Christ is starting to irritate me.

He and his Bangon Pilipinas Movement started calling for President Arroyo to resign. Not only that, he wanted what he call a “revolutionary government”, not recognizing the vice president as a constitutional successor because according to him, the last election was a failure anyway.

A recent radion interview ran this way.

DZBB: Bro. Eddie, ano po ang gusto nyong mangyari pagkatapos bumaba si Pangulong Arroyo sa pwesto?

Bro. Eddie: Kailangan natin ng isang revolutionary care-taker government para buwagin ang corruption at isaayos ang ating bayan.

DZBB: Sino po ang magdedesisyon kung sino ang magiging miembro nitong care-taker government?

Bro. Eddie: Ang bayan ang magdedesisyon nyan.

Duh!?

Who will decide? The people? How? As far as I know, the only way to ask the people who they want to govern is thru the election. But they don’t believe in our COMELEC. So they want to establish a new “COMELEC”. Who will establish a new COMELEC if no one is leading? Who will appoint? The care takers? But there isn’t any care takers! How can we know who the caretakers will be? Thru the people? Ang gulo.

Last week, he had a “prayer rally”. I saw him on TV mimicking his election speech. “Kailangan natin ng mga mamumuno na walang vested interest, walang pinagkakautangan ng loob, may moral will…” blah, blah, blah… As if he was pointing to himself, at least according to him. So does he now want to be the care taker?

And, he is now calling for people to go to EDSA. For a prayer rally? Or to try to mobilize his supposed 3 million supporters? (Btw, his total national votes never reached 3 million)

I’m willing to be corrected by my brothers in Christ for openly rejecting Bro. Eddie. But, really, if he continues to do this while using the name of God in his rallies, he is misrepresenting the entire evangelical community.

Speaking of evangelicals, let it be known that other evangelicals are not supporting his stand and his cause. I heard in DZAS, the recognized official evangelical radio station in Manila, the other night their official stand. And it does not come close to his.

  • john issachar

    why? as a filipino citizen, who loves his country, does he not have that right to do so? cory, drilon, the 10 cabinet members, the mbc, the pcci, the ibp, different colleges and universities, and many others, have called for gma’s resignation. did they irritate you? bro, don’t get carried away by your emotions. the devil caters to man’s emotion to put a smokesreen before his eyes and disable him to make sound decisions. focus on the issue: do you honestly believe, behind the backdrop of all the lies and attempts to cover up and muddle the gloriagate scandal, that gma won in a clean and honest election? hello, hello, garci, este, arnold? will you let her get away with it? ganon na lang ba yon? ganon ba ang christian approach?

  • john issachar

    why? as a filipino citizen, who loves his country, does he not have that right to do so? cory, drilon, the 10 cabinet members, the mbc, the pcci, the ibp, different colleges and universities, and many others, have called for gma’s resignation. did they irritate you? bro, don’t get carried away by your emotions. the devil caters to man’s emotion to put a smokesreen before his eyes and disable him to make sound decisions. focus on the issue: do you honestly believe, behind the backdrop of all the lies and attempts to cover up and muddle the gloriagate scandal, that gma won in a clean and honest election? hello, hello, garci, este, arnold? will you let her get away with it? ganon na lang ba yon? ganon ba ang christian approach?

  • http://arnoldgamboa.com Arnold

    I’m for Gloria to resign. But I’m irritated for anybody who calls people to rise up against the governement, acting like the only saviour of the nation — especially if he’s a man of God.

  • http://arnoldgamboa.com Arnold

    I’m for Gloria to resign. But I’m irritated for anybody who calls people to rise up against the governement, acting like the only saviour of the nation — especially if he’s a man of God.

  • neilsia

    hello bro, just wondering, why did you vote for bro. eddie last election?

  • neilsia

    hello bro, just wondering, why did you vote for bro. eddie last election?

  • ERIE GARZON

    THSE WHO DO NOT BELEIVE BRO. EDDIE YOU ARE A HOPELESS

  • ERIE GARZON

    THSE WHO DO NOT BELEIVE BRO. EDDIE YOU ARE A HOPELESS

  • bhuboy

    heyy…. arnold
    u said it right…
    u hit ur target right…
    im sure your’e one of those who profess themselves christian yet afraid to take action, move out & take a stand for what is right for the nation..

    i still hope that your mind will change..

  • bhuboy

    heyy…. arnold
    u said it right…
    u hit ur target right…
    im sure your’e one of those who profess themselves christian yet afraid to take action, move out & take a stand for what is right for the nation..

    i still hope that your mind will change..

  • bhuboy

    heyy…. arnold
    u said it right…
    u hit ur target right…
    im sure your’e one of those christians who profess themselves as such yet afraid to take action, move out & take a stand for what is right for the God & nation.

    i still hope that your mind will change..

  • bhuboy

    heyy…. arnold
    u said it right…
    u hit ur target right…
    im sure your’e one of those christians who profess themselves as such yet afraid to take action, move out & take a stand for what is right for the God & nation.

    i still hope that your mind will change..

  • redenson

    yes, i agree with bhuboy… kung sa tingin mo ay mali ang ginawa ni bro eddie at tama ang garapalang pandaraya ni gloria, stand firm with your belief. For an evil to triumph is for a good man to do nothing… hope na hindi ka kasama ng mga taong declaring they are christian & yet nangunguna sa character assasination ng isang taong lingkod ng Dios na walang ibang adhika kundi mapabuti ang bansang pilipinas. matagal n sa katungkulan ang mga aquino, villar, estrada, cojuangco pero may mabuti bang naidulot sa pilipinas? wala, lalo lang tayong lumubog sa pusali ng kahirapan… if you want them, vote for them BUT PLEASE, STOP WRITING AGAINST BRO EDDIE…

  • redenson

    yes, i agree with bhuboy… kung sa tingin mo ay mali ang ginawa ni bro eddie at tama ang garapalang pandaraya ni gloria, stand firm with your belief. For an evil to triumph is for a good man to do nothing… hope na hindi ka kasama ng mga taong declaring they are christian & yet nangunguna sa character assasination ng isang taong lingkod ng Dios na walang ibang adhika kundi mapabuti ang bansang pilipinas. matagal n sa katungkulan ang mga aquino, villar, estrada, cojuangco pero may mabuti bang naidulot sa pilipinas? wala, lalo lang tayong lumubog sa pusali ng kahirapan… if you want them, vote for them BUT PLEASE, STOP WRITING AGAINST BRO EDDIE…

  • redenson

    YOU dont know exactly who bro eddie is… kapag nakilala mo sya, masasabi mo sa sarili mong: MERON PALA TLAGANG TAONG GANITO, MAY MALAKING TAKOT SA DIYOS AT MAY TUNAY NA PAGMAMAHAL SA BAYAN… let us support him…. marami kang matutulungan sa blog na ito… walang ibang makikinabang sa pagbangon ng PILIPINAS KUNDI TAYO RING MGA PILIPINO…. Let us support him again. HOPE NA MAKASAMA KA MULI NAMIN SA PAGSUPORTA SA KANYA. GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES… REDENSON OF DUBAI

  • redenson

    YOU dont know exactly who bro eddie is… kapag nakilala mo sya, masasabi mo sa sarili mong: MERON PALA TLAGANG TAONG GANITO, MAY MALAKING TAKOT SA DIYOS AT MAY TUNAY NA PAGMAMAHAL SA BAYAN… let us support him…. marami kang matutulungan sa blog na ito… walang ibang makikinabang sa pagbangon ng PILIPINAS KUNDI TAYO RING MGA PILIPINO…. Let us support him again. HOPE NA MAKASAMA KA MULI NAMIN SA PAGSUPORTA SA KANYA. GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES… REDENSON OF DUBAI

  • iwabaki

    he 's the only one candidate who fights for justice and moral recovery for the govt. i will vote him even if he has to run for elections a couple more times after loosing. i dun care if he's a man of god or what. he cares for the people and thats what matters.

  • iwabaki

    he 's the only one candidate who fights for justice and moral recovery for the govt. i will vote him even if he has to run for elections a couple more times after loosing. i dun care if he's a man of god or what. he cares for the people and thats what matters.

  • Emmanuel

    Arnold, previously you've been one of the millions who supported for Bro. Eddie. Why are you blatantly and unscrupulously spreading your hatred for him? You're professing that you're a Christian. In the way you frame your comments and ideas, you're trying to reveal that YOU are very very righteous. DO YOU THINK YOUR HATRED CAN PLEASE GOD AND HEAL OUR NATION? This one man is fighting for the emancipation of our land from dire poverty due to inveterate corrupt practices of our leaders.

    Arnold, I don't know if you're paid for this or if this is just really how you express your disappointment for failure of winning of your once loved presidential candidate. But please… Show respect as a Christian. You're declaring yourself as a Christian, yet your actions – which were obviously coupled with lack of love – seem degrading. I hate to ask this but, is this what your pastor taught you? – To spread hatred for a fellow Christian…

    I hate to say this, but for our nation's sake, stop your arrogance.
    I suggest that you pay attention to things which would better help our country. If you don't really like Bro. Eddie, I'm not forcing you to vote for him. I'm urging you to pray for the good of our nation…

  • Emmanuel

    Arnold, previously you've been one of the millions who supported for Bro. Eddie. Why are you blatantly and unscrupulously spreading your hatred for him? You're professing that you're a Christian. In the way you frame your comments and ideas, you're trying to reveal that YOU are very very righteous. DO YOU THINK YOUR HATRED CAN PLEASE GOD AND HEAL OUR NATION? This one man is fighting for the emancipation of our land from dire poverty due to inveterate corrupt practices of our leaders.

    Arnold, I don't know if you're paid for this or if this is just really how you express your disappointment for failure of winning of your once loved presidential candidate. But please… Show respect as a Christian. You're declaring yourself as a Christian, yet your actions – which were obviously coupled with lack of love – seem degrading. I hate to ask this but, is this what your pastor taught you? – To spread hatred for a fellow Christian…

    I hate to say this, but for our nation's sake, stop your arrogance.
    I suggest that you pay attention to things which would better help our country. If you don't really like Bro. Eddie, I'm not forcing you to vote for him. I'm urging you to pray for the good of our nation…

  • http://www.facebook.com/arnoldgamboa Arnold Gamboa

    Hi Emmanuel,

    Nicely said, but a bit out of context, I guess. This post was made in 2005 and not recently. In the first place, the post is not based on hatred. It is based on love — not wanting a brother to hurt himself more. And, if you actually followed Bro. Eddie after the 2004 defeat, and I did, it was him who was bitter and angry. I had some news from the inside of evangelical leadership circles, and I know why.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arnoldgamboa Arnold Gamboa

    Hi Emmanuel,

    Nicely said, but a bit out of context, I guess. This post was made in 2005 and not recently. In the first place, the post is not based on hatred. It is based on love — not wanting a brother to hurt himself more. And, if you actually followed Bro. Eddie after the 2004 defeat, and I did, it was him who was bitter and angry. I had some news from the inside of evangelical leadership circles, and I know why.