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CoI: ‘The devil doesn’t show up as the devil’- Bishop John I. Cline

- Virgin Islanders told to look deeper @ all the possible reasons for the Inquiry & the implications for VI
Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola has called on citizens to get out of the ‘slave master mindset” that everything the UK does is right, without asking questions for themselves. Photo: Facebook/File
Bishop Cline’s conversation centred around the House Speaker, Hon Julian Willock Monday, April 19, 2021, who stated that the UK Secretary of State Dominic R. Raab indicating that the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) (Amendment) Act is being further being delayed due to the ongoing CoI. Photo: Internet Source
Bishop Cline’s conversation centred around the House Speaker, Hon Julian Willock Monday, April 19, 2021, who stated that the UK Secretary of State Dominic R. Raab indicating that the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) (Amendment) Act is being further being delayed due to the ongoing CoI. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has called on citizens to get out of the ‘slave master mindset” that everything the United Kingdom (UK) does is right without asking questions for themselves.

“This whole slave master mentality and this discriminatory behaviour from white brothers and sisters and rulers, it has trickled down even to now where they continue to see themselves as superior to us as people of colour and of African descent,” he said on the April 27, 2021, edition of the 'My BVI' show streamed on Facebook.

Bishop Cline questions the real reason for the CoI 

Bishop Cline’s conversation centred around the House Speaker, Hon Julian Willock's statement on Monday, April 26, 2021, which disclosed that the UK Secretary of State Dominic R. Raab had indicated that the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) (Amendment) Act is being further delayed due to the ongoing CoI.

Hon Willock also indicated that when he wrote controversial ex-governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert on the matter, his inquiries were largely ignored.

According to Bishop Cline, the behaviour has convinced the VI that "if the white man doesn't do it, it's not well done,” he said. 

“It [slavery mindset] still lingers in a lot of the minds of our people so when they hear Commission of Inquiry or the Governor taking over, some people are actually happy… they do not understand that then the devil doesn't show up as the devil,” he said.

Devil in Disguise 

“I'm not calling them the devil, I am just making an example. You have wolves in sheep clothing or you have an angel of darkness being presented as the angel of light,” the clergyman said.

He called on Virgin Islanders to look behind what is happening and investigate all the possible reasons why the CoI is being called.

“Let us be careful in embracing these things because on the other side of the inquiry we could be facing a challenging uphill battle that we would have to fight for again,” he said.

59 Responses to “CoI: ‘The devil doesn’t show up as the devil’- Bishop John I. Cline”

  • Tada (28/04/2021, 18:44) Like (1) Dislike (24) Reply
    If you all cannot accept what is doing, telling them its time for us to be on our own simple. We will paddle our own canoe and done with this nonesense.
  • Oh Well (28/04/2021, 18:48) Like (48) Dislike (13) Reply
    All of them frighten.
  • whatever (28/04/2021, 18:49) Like (54) Dislike (12) Reply
    Just more religious propaganda and political riff raff because people who have been getting away with fattening themselves via the public’s pockets and tricking people into making hefty donations in the name of “religion” are being looked at under a microscope.
  • o (28/04/2021, 18:50) Like (39) Dislike (6) Reply
    Theres alot of devils in disguise in the BVI, not just this CoI fiasco.. let the chips fall where they may..
  • Very True (28/04/2021, 18:56) Like (101) Dislike (11) Reply
    The devil doesn’t show up as the devil..... sometimes he shows up as the pastor
    • @ very True (29/04/2021, 14:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Kudos! My exact sentiment when I read the headline. "Sometimes he shows up as the Pastor"
  • @ bishop (28/04/2021, 18:58) Like (35) Dislike (8) Reply
    Looks like some temperature start to rise ☝️
  • Rubber Duck (28/04/2021, 19:12) Like (26) Dislike (30) Reply
    Hope they start educating the people about this white racist mob trying to take over the bvi based on gossip
    • Rubber Duck (28/04/2021, 20:24) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you dislike caucasians so much, why do you copy the name of what you believe to be one of the most eminent in these parts.
    • Hey Rubber duck (29/04/2021, 14:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      It is good to know you are in remembrance of the white man that created the rubber duck George H Nye. Remember this every time you use that user name......joke on you ha ha.
  • Youth (28/04/2021, 19:17) Like (38) Dislike (30) Reply
    The Brits are up to no good.
  • omg (28/04/2021, 19:17) Like (27) Dislike (36) Reply
    I don't always agree with John but he is spot on here.
  • facts (28/04/2021, 19:19) Like (41) Dislike (29) Reply
    The CoI is staged. The UK already write what they want to come out of it regardless if the evidence shows otherwise. Slavery all over again.
    • Slavery (29/04/2021, 11:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      yup just the same....oh no. wait. You haven't a clue. Educate yourself. IDIOT.
  • People (28/04/2021, 19:20) Like (45) Dislike (27) Reply
    People of the BVI wake up. The people from the UK do not have any good plans for us in the BVI. They love our land but not the people. Look out.
  • trrefdrfds (28/04/2021, 19:22) Like (36) Dislike (8) Reply
    He may be right about the historic and current imperialism of the United Kingdom; but I think he’s a little nervous about the CoI too.
  • Clearly (28/04/2021, 19:23) Like (38) Dislike (16) Reply
    Clearly this UK Commission of Inquiry is a tool being used to get a desired outcome to try to justify their actions of what they always wanted to do.
  • BuzzBvi (28/04/2021, 19:37) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Pastor is a tool. An expensive one that we all pay for. Anyone see anything for the money yet. Looks like COI found the Devil in he details.
  • tell me (28/04/2021, 19:50) Like (35) Dislike (5) Reply
    If the COI is suppose to be independent then how come the UK staff assisting the Commissioner of the Inquiry? It is clear who influencing what hence no democracy.
  • talk all (28/04/2021, 19:52) Like (48) Dislike (7) Reply
    Go get the former top cop and his boss and make them part of the CoI & we all be shock what we find on them but they will never be part of the Inquiry. This clearly is a wild goose chase.
  • Ghost (28/04/2021, 20:03) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    I partly blame Csc for this COI by the Uk.. yes other things have been going on and I’m not calling the UK the devil by any means but he wouldn’t rest.. there’s an old adage that says when you keep knocking on the devil’s door eventually he will answer.. I’m also not saying that they have good intentions towards us but Csc didn’t help the situation either.. I kept telling him he needed to use his platform to try to win more souls for God but instead he kept putting his pot spoon in “EVERY” pot and now his roosters are coming home to roost..I am still wondering what exactly our Gov’t is paying him this exuberant amount of monies for???.. for to me all he does is talk talk and divide..
    • @ghost (29/04/2021, 20:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      He was their fanning the flames a n d relentlessly sowing the seeds of discord.
      Mr Premier bringing up the rear not missing a beat.
  • Rubber Duck (28/04/2021, 20:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Skelton Kline Light.
  • Goat skin rug (28/04/2021, 20:22) Like (24) Dislike (15) Reply
    You guys just don’t know when to stop. RELIGION AND POLITICS DONOT AND SHOULD NOT MIX.
  • Question Asker (28/04/2021, 20:26) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Are you sure thar your plan is not to try to distract our attention away the main issues that matter more for our well being? And How come you know so much about the devil, and know so little about the God that regularly preach grom the pulpit?
  • Goodbye (28/04/2021, 20:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • No Bishop (28/04/2021, 20:59) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    When your own have marginalized and victimized you and caused you suffering, you will turn to even the enemy for reprieve. We want to decry the COI now but allowed our own people to hurt and destroy our own people. Some of you are living above the fray with your wealth and influence regardless of political party. But those of us who feel the wrath know the wrath. Enough is enough.
  • Just saying (28/04/2021, 21:06) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    unless we as human growing and cultivate our own daily diet. in the end we will forever be subjected to the mercy of those in control.

    money controls everything, and i do mean everything.

    even for those who think they actually own land and house. that title is only awarded to you. and yes by right it is yours.

    but in a whim, that can be taken from you. and also they can give a good valid reason to take it as well and you can not fight back to take what you work so hard for in life, only to be compensated for it.

    in short, it's all about world control. and trying lower the amount of humans on this planet. COVID 19 is just the beginning. many more like it to come
  • lol (28/04/2021, 21:12) Like (4) Dislike (13) Reply
    the bvi bridge is falling down
  • wd (28/04/2021, 21:13) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    A lot of you don’t believe that our government’s behavior had anything to do with Commission of Inquiry; the UK will get things going on the right foot and will be gone in about a year. I can’t understand how people who say that they are pastors are still holding on to pass and use it as a tool in order for people to see your point of view, Shame on you.
    • @wd (30/04/2021, 09:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You Probably One Of Them That Get Fooled Into Taking The Vaccine So You With Them Just As Bad No Different...Don't Try Make It Look Like You Ain Part Of Them And Their BS...Setta Clowns Out Here UnEducated Fools!!!
  • ccc (28/04/2021, 21:15) Like (36) Dislike (17) Reply
    John you are correct these governors are up to no good!
  • good news (28/04/2021, 21:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    the Good News, quoted, (note my quote is not word for word) "before you try clean my house, make sure your house is clean." simply put, DO NOT judge me if you are no better. Sadly we as humans will forever do such.
  • @ those HYPOCRITES (28/04/2021, 21:26) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    These clines are so bare faced its amazing and how come only them blowing off steam ? and why the other popular pastor over cane garden is Quiet like a lamb church mouse / am sure if he is what he preaches he should know that he has to tell the truth
  • Hittinbottom (28/04/2021, 21:35) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why why can't 13 representatives, a speaker, clerk and orderly (and maybe a steno-grapher) fit in our house of assembly but have to be spending on rent at savedaseed. they can't go to the regular building but they can go to other places and events and sit together. Why
  • ighfhzvfjh (28/04/2021, 21:38) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
  • ppl (28/04/2021, 21:39) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    INDEPENDENCE, our own country defence force, police, prime minister, minister and ministry of national security. Grow our own food, have NHI, Tourism and Financial Services and print our own VI$$$$. Which will 50cents to US$1.00. They all will envy us more.
    • Self interest. (29/04/2021, 05:35) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      They all looking out for their own interest, they are not genuinely care about the people.. Govt hands out keeping them relevant..
  • Eagle Eye (28/04/2021, 23:05) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    These so call pastors ain't plan to stop teaching nonsense. There is no devil, neither jesus. Stop it now, no more brainwash teachings. Man is who determines what is good and bad, simple.
    • @Eagle Eye (29/04/2021, 10:38) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      EXODUS 20:2

      • Eagle Eye (29/04/2021, 15:19) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

        @Exodus. It's white men who wrote the bible don't be stupid.
        • @Eagle Eye (30/04/2021, 09:58) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
          REVELATION 1:8


          • Eagle Eye (30/04/2021, 17:21) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
            @Revelation. God ain't said s##t. It's the authors who is saying. Prove me wrong cause I can prove you is dead wrong
            • @Eagle Eye (01/05/2021, 01:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
              PROVERBS 29:25

  • Billy K*** (28/04/2021, 23:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    That’s what I’m saying Bishop! Just the other day I said the same exact thing about YOU. Wow deja vu it something like that.
  • UK is not OK (29/04/2021, 03:09) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
    The UK sees the positive direction this country is going and have potential to go and they are using the CoI to try to justify their claims that we are not responsible and incapable of taking care of our own affairs. This is an attempt to try to take away our democracy while claiming that it is justified. Clearly this is modern day slavery.
  • Hmm (29/04/2021, 07:06) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Before this COI came I shouLd have been selling diapers, seems I would have made a killing in the next few months..........
  • @UK is not OK (29/04/2021, 08:07) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hahahahahaahahahahahahahaha thanks for that great laugh. The UK has much better things to do than make up stuff about BVI. If only BVI WAS going in a positive direction.... we may all want it to be positive, but that doesn't make it so.
  • Doctor No (29/04/2021, 09:23) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every crook plays the race card when the handcuffs come close.
  • resident (29/04/2021, 10:31) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    the coi is needed because both vip and ndp have stolen so much from the people, enough is enough
  • duck (29/04/2021, 11:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How much is he collecting for use of save the seed center? What is wrong with the council chamber? Ministers must teach love, integrity and all truth. A person does no wrong has nothing to fear.
  • Shorty (29/04/2021, 11:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not a real bishop
  • woow (29/04/2021, 13:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is one time i am agreeing with you, but let also add this its true that the devil doesn't but he does in the in the form of false ,Bishops ,pastors , and also companies , organization etc ,
  • Men of God (29/04/2021, 14:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    These Holy ones paying more attention to the wORLD than the WORD. Referencing the COI more than the BIBLE.

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