Editorial Cartoon by: Gillian Alison Jao
As we step into the edges and borders of our philosophy, we build composite depictions as we live in the delicate balance between traditional and contemporary human values. Is there really a formula in dissolving boundaries?
The accentuating existence of all media platform nowadays are really hypnotizing. It severely curtails our freedom. It recognizes no given path as it transgresses the porous margins of every choice. That is why people hardly differentiates between use and abuse of such freedom as they illicitly crossing the aesthetic triumphant pleasure of what this media offers.
OPIF Digest adheres to its slogan “Reaching Souls Beyond Boundaries”. As it crosses the frontiers of new normal, our page wants to create a solid line to connect and bring all readers the Word of God face to face. We write, we deliver, and we let the word of God speaks to every reader. Not by our own expertise but by the power of the Holy Spirit that whispers every word we write. OPIF Digest sketches a geometric layout which draws frames as it creates stories to every mind. We want to bring every reader closer to the place where it all began – the Bible. Proverbs 14:25 A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies. As one of the witnesses of the Gospel, that is why we deliver them into the truth and to be a witness not just by plainly seeing but by living in this life changing experience -The Gospel. Only the truth and nothing but the truth.
As the world delivers mischief designs to influence every people, OPIF Digest focuses on the diagram of the Plan of Salvation through the Gospel. When the light passes through a prism it gets refracted and dispersed that is why people are easily blinded by its colors. Like our generation today, what made people blind to truth? It is because of ignorance – separating the authentic to counterfeit. They follow the unknown horizons. That is why we live up to challenge of crossing no bounds because OPIF Digest sees this as major concern of every souls nowadays.
By compounding emphasis, OPIF Digest continues to deliver evangelism through writing. Overcoming its limitations by introducing the right way to move forward. As the celebration of its first anniversary, we bound to committing our pens in propagating The Good News to a wider scope, conquering now Facebook, Twitter and Instagram here and abroad. As we promote healthy boundaries for these social media platforms. At par in posting photos, original and via free photo sharing online, (acknowledging and giving credits to the owner). Posting original and owned exhortations that will surely encourage and uplift the readers spiritually. OD also adheres in the Canons of Journalism; all articles are originally written to steer clear with plagiarism.
When the year 2020 was shaken by a global pandemic because of the killer virus -CoVid, OD has joined the world wide web in spreading encouraging messages to all our readers. A news that brings realization to every people that God is in control. More than being informed of the current events, OD wants to tail off the fears, worries and dreadful experiences of every reader. Yes, it’s true, what is happening now is frightening, causing chaos and panic to people. Not only us, but even the government, every country is in total bedlam. Flights are cancelled, airports were closed, businesses where shut down, jobs were terminated, and thousands of lives were perished. Despite the odds, OPIF Digest continues to comfort the world though the Word of God.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. This emphatic statement brings us into the brim of reality about us without God in our lives. It illustrates that life in the world is nothing but just a physical existence and can only be seen by human naked eye, but true life is living and having communion with God that gives us salvation and eternal life in heaven.
Going back to the question, is there really a formula in dissolving boundaries? It is not the art, nor religion, nor science it is the Word of God – The Bible. The Word of God does not dissolve but restores every boundary. What set mankind apart from God is SIN. This creates a huge cliff that breaks the bridge towards God and open the gap towards heaven and John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”. Stated predominantly, there is no other way, only Jesus. This is what man needs to cross, the boundary that separates us from God – wrong way, ignorance to truth and disobedient life and through The Cross we can cross every boundary. That is what OD is here for. To be one of the platforms in spreading The Gospel through writing.
Crossing no bounds because OD wants to cross boundaries of ignorance to truth while closing the gap between differences, races, ages, religions and status. To unite every people into one way, one truth and one life -Jesus. Suffice it to say, that this is not the work an instant, it takes commitment, dedication, time, bravery and courage to bring the message of the Lord to everybody’s ears, inject to everyone’s hearts and inculcate to everyone’s minds the essentially of The Word of the God broad and deep. But God says in Matthew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you and see, I am with you always even to the end of the world. Amen” Imperatively, God says, OD follows - It is all about obedience!