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‘Stop the crime & turn to God’- BVI Christian Council

- said gun violence becoming ‘a national disgrace’
The BVI Christian Council (BVICC), which regards itself as the watchdog of the nation and the conscience of the community, has condemned the recent increase in gun violence and 'barbaric acts' in the Virgin Islands and has called for the Virgin Islands to turn to God. Photo: VINO/File
The BVI Christian Council said there has been an increase in gun violence in the territory and it is heartless, senseless and slowly becoming ‘a national disgrace to our beautiful Virgin Islands where we should be maintaining BVI Love.’ Photo: Facebook
The BVI Christian Council said there has been an increase in gun violence in the territory and it is heartless, senseless and slowly becoming ‘a national disgrace to our beautiful Virgin Islands where we should be maintaining BVI Love.’ Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Christian Council (BVICC), which regards itself as the watchdog of the nation and the conscience of the community, has condemned the recent increase in gun violence and “barbaric acts” in the Virgin Islands and has called for the Virgin Islands to turn to God.

The Council in a press release on April 22, 2021, said it stands strong upon the word of God which tells us in John 15:12 … ‘Love one another…’

National disgrace

It said quite recently there has been an increase in gun violence in the territory and it is heartless, senseless and slowly becoming “a national disgrace to our beautiful Virgin Islands where we should be maintaining BVI Love.”

The BVI Christian Council also offered condolences to the family of Catherine Pickering, who died on April 19, 2021, after she was shot during a robbery in Paraquita Bay the night before.

“May they find comfort and strength in this time of bereavement.

“We, as the “Watchdog of our Territory and the Conscience of the Community” condemn, in the strongest way possible, all forms of violence and barbaric acts which is becoming a mental health crisis and this therefore, demands a proactive effort to address root causes.”

Turn to God!

The Council said its plea to the citizens of “these beautiful Virgin Islands is to stop the crime and turn to God.

“We pray that Almighty God brings healing to our land as we call upon the Righteous Intercessors to arise in prayer and fasting for our land. May the God of Peace rule over these beautiful Virgin Islands.”

15 Responses to “‘Stop the crime & turn to God’- BVI Christian Council”

  • Rubber Duck (23/04/2021, 16:24) Like (9) Dislike (33) Reply
    Ah yes, that almighty, all powerful, old man in the sky who is always short of money. That will be the answer.
  • The hustle (23/04/2021, 16:40) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Never stop .....way ur voice on this evil agenda...? Useless
  • Ghost (23/04/2021, 16:50) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is great that the council finally came forward asking persons to pray for our country, but what took you all so long???.. only God can intervene on our behalf and stop all of this violence, so yes we all need to pray continuously..Prayer connects us to God and it changes things.. His Word says that if we repent of our sins, He Will Heal the land.. this is what we need to do.. we are supposed to be a “Christian Society”; somehow with all that’s happening this phrase sounds distant.. we the children of God also need to rise up and March in the streets condemning this violence..
  • Hmmmm (23/04/2021, 16:56) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Interesting seeing a Christian organization with pagan symbol....says much!!!!!
  • See (23/04/2021, 17:07) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    More wasted breath
  • Great! (23/04/2021, 19:59) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Amen
  • check it out (23/04/2021, 21:07) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    your so-called Christians are also a part of the problems here in the BVI issues within the BVI Government body.
    BIAS
  • REAPING TIME (23/04/2021, 21:34) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I think it was in 1742 when Quaker, Governor John Pickering was asked by the king of England to raise a militia in the Virgin Islands he respectfully refused claiming that it was against his religion to bear arms. The treatment that was meted out to him was horrific he was bound and drawn behind a horse from Fat Hogs Bay to Road Town where he was subjected to the most infradig and relieved of his title. Throughout the years the population seem to have added insult to injury by constantly taking advantage of the Pickering lineage and would always cut down anyone that aspired to any position of leadership. Anything Pickering seemed to be taboo. Pickering's Old Plantation became Greenland and even the burial places of the Quaker ministers from England and Pennsylvania Thomas Chaulkley, John Cadwallader and John Estaugh have been bulldozed and sold to clueless political cronies to erect houses. I often wonder what will history describe our esteemed political leaders who were the architects of this folly as. One of our most sacred historic ruins being trampled under foot like pearls to pigs. Is it any wonder that we are being served a cup of the wine of the wrath of God's indignation. Before we jump up and down whooping, hollering and snorting let us do the right and sensible thing or stop with the senseless charade. God cannot be mocked. Someone has certainly proven that they are nothing more than an empty kerosene pan.
  • waste of time (23/04/2021, 23:18) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Y'all can pray from now to new years, that white European made up god has know power
  • Help Me !!!! (24/04/2021, 07:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    sit back and wait till the horse out the stable now running to close the door.
  • HISTORY BEFORE THE BIBLE ! (24/04/2021, 09:11) Like (5) Dislike (19) Reply
    Just in case you didn't know Christianity is a lie . We were colonize and brutally forced to believe in this false truth of a man coming to save the world one day . How much more decades do we have to wait . How much more of our people are going to die thinking they are going somewhere ? Truth is energy dont die and the minute you don't fear death is the greatest achievement of the mind . Death is just a restart . There will always be life . Please people do your research about the "Bible" and you will be shock to know that the white man came and saw the land, told us to kneel and close your eye and gave us the book and after we open our eyes they had the land and we had the book . This God thing is bullshhhh .. There's no one person coming to save the world because if its so what is going to have to "non chosen ones" are they just going to go hell because they weren't colonize like we were ? . COME ON PEOPLE Voodoo is not a demonic thing .In Fact VOODOO and OBEAH is what led HAITI TO INDEPENDENCE and that why the white man demonize it ! They did so because they know the force of voodoo is real the healing of voodoo is real and the energy of voodoo straits back to our ancestors and indigenous tribes before the illusion of jesus . Adam and eve had cane and abel . Cane killed abel . Cane was then punished by God and had to leave the garden and then Cane got kids . I count 4 minus 1 so where and who did cane got children for . I think this is an important aspect that people look over from the book and when you ask a pastor he assumes and give you some bull SH"t story . The bible is full of "ALLEGORIES" . Yes go ahead and research the world . Please my people the only person that can save us is ourselves life is about reproducing and using natural things not closing your eyes and giving the pastor money be GOD send to give 10 percent of your income . COME ON now why are people still buying in to this ? DO you know why the HAITIANS are not scared to die ? ITS because they know and found some Truth about life and the Fact is LIFE WILL NEVER END ! ENERGY WILL JUST BE RECYCLED .. I AM MY ANCESTORS MY ANCESTORS ARE ME !! STOP BELIEVING AND BEING SCARED OF THE FORCE THAT PROTECTS YOU > LIVE LIFE MORE NATURALS !!! .
  • oh boy (24/04/2021, 12:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The VIP had several prayer sessions and the crime rate keeps on going up.......... especially the member for the 6th because crime is the worst in her district
  • Servant of the most high God in Cbrist Jesus (25/04/2021, 18:43) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Violent crimes that have upsurged lately in tbe B.V.I will not bigly decrease unil we first reject Satan's way, and accept God leading. Only then will crimes in the B.V.I dramaticully reduce to a low level. The way of the transgressor is hard. Sin transgresses against God's law of love. God is love. Only love has the power to defeat crimes totally.


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