If you want God’s forgiveness, you should make reparation at once and pay the hundreds of that have been affected, whether they are individuals or institutions.
Moreover, there is another evil, Mr. President, which you have brought upon the country: Your inexplicable preaching of hatred and violence that has brought to all the cities of our country a painful river of blood that flows daily through our streets.
As a Head of State, you have the most gravest of obligations, first and foremost, to procure the peace and security of Venezuelans, beginning with all those who illegally bear arms, and to attack firmly and decisively all violent groups, after a serious study carried out by the many competent experts on this question in our country.
Unfortunately, you have been very weak and negligent in confronting this most serious of problems. If you don’t step up to solve this terrible evil with decisiveness and courage, God will hold you accountable for your negligence.
Mr. President, there may be other sins I should bring to your attention, but I don’t want to conclude without making you see your fault in your inexplicable negligence in decisively confronting the horrific corruption that is plaguing Venezuela, so much so that many believe you are an accomplice in these matters.
This has resulted in the corruption of the majority of our judges who issue unjust rulings and the decisions taken by the most powerful officials of the State, whom you manipulate according to your own pleasure, without any control or respect for the Constitution and our laws. God will hold you accountable for all of this, if you do not immediately correct these grave faults.
I am sending you this long letter publicly because I want your followers to read it as well. They too, if they wish to save their souls, have the gravest of obligations to ask for God’s forgiveness with the greatest sincerity of heart and to make reparation for all of the abuses and injustices that have been committed.
As you can see, my esteemed President, I have addressed you, perhaps very coarsely, but with the holiest and best of all wishes that some day we may meet each other to enjoy eternal happiness in the Kingdom of our God and Lord.
Eduardo Herrera Riera
Bishop Emeritus of Carora
“As I live – oracle of the Lord GOD – I swear I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.” Ez 33:11