Luke 13:22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ 26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ 28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”
There were at least 6 million Jews who died in World War Two by the hands of the Europeans, three million alone in Poland. The PLO/Hamas denies this and even calls Zionism a creation of the Europeans! who were effectively going to kill all the Jews if World War II haven’t ended. The Jews died because of their allegiance to the God of Israel, founded on the Freedom of Zion, the freedom and hope that Jerusalem will have peace and prevail against her European and Arab captors and occupiers. God allowed this because the time of the budding from the fig tree has not come. It came a few years later in 1948, in the creation of Israel. The Arabs attacked the very next day, but were not able to harm the Jews whom Hitler, a type of anti-Christ who had almost hitherto annihilated the Jews.
Psalm 91:5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day
As the battle drums of the aggressive people of faith in Gaza Strip fired over 700 Iranian made rockets into Israel with money supplied to the Jihadist by the Iranians, I find it odd that the liberal mainline newspaper missed out the magnitude of the masses of rocket attack on Israel. The rocket attack was downplayed to a mere mention whilst the spin was on the mother and baby killed, and even then the evidence showed that it was a mis-fired rocket rather than a air counter attack. Fake news was not the issue but extremely biased reporting of factual events, no sequence of events given that the Jihadist fired first their massive volley with response from Israel against the launch areas.
As I was wandering my way to the fish shops in Clementi in Singapore, I went passed the church of Our Saviour in Singapore, with the large anti-gay banner. I just wondered if I ever have a church, the only banner I would put up would not be due to cultural wars or discriminatory action against a minority, but “Jesus is Lord and Saviour”. Because to put a defining banner for a church in something which is not a sure foundation and a unchanging rock will undermine the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The bible in Ps 90.12 encourages us to count the time, or to number of ours days so that we will not act foolishly and use our time wisely. The ex-gay ministry is simply a waste of time, will cause incredible harm, and denies people basic rights to love and be loved. It imposes an unnatural religious dogma which will create much resentment and self loathing. It is not that Christians care too much, rather gays are so naturally same sex attracted that Christians fear it will undermine the bible. However, the biblical world view is in the context of fallen man worshipping hordes of spirirtual deties, and being one through sex. That is the abomination and not gay sex.
The Liberal Christians talk about love, but when the Sri lankan bombings occurred you could not see the likes of the gay metropolitan churches putting a statement of solidarity with the affected Christian churches whilst they went out of their way to proclaim solidarity with the minority faith in Christchurch when the terrorist actions occurred there including highlighting white supremacist and religious phobias. Even when the faith community there sickeningly blame the Jews, there is no condemnation of the antisemitism.
Christians in many 3rd world and developing countries are persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ. At the Sunday School, the teacher asked whether the children were willing to die for Christ? in a few moments later, many were dead being killed by faith based terrorist. For Christianity, it is a sacrifice for standing firm in faith to believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This firm standing to the end caused their deaths, not any religious wars or causing harm to others. Just standing is a fight of faith.
The problem with liberal Christianity is that it is guilty of the most basic failures that it blames others – issues with honesty, consistency and hypocrisy. It is broken much more than whom it condemns.
- In the recent terrorist attacks on a religious place of worship in New Zealand, the response from the Prime Minister was hailed as exemplary. The issue of white supremacist, phobias and racism were broadcast very loud and wide until it reached the United Nations. But when the Chairman of the faith institution that was harmed then accused the Jews of causing the attack (which is utterly sick and disgusting), there was absolute quiet among the liberals. It just does not fit their faith construction.
- When a small South East Asian nation declared the death sentence for gays, the liberals quickly call the law archaic but the big elephant in the room was not mentioned at all in that a) the laws were motivated by faith, b) the King of the nation has many wives, divorced many women, and has a royal harem of beautiful ladies. If I have the money, I would likewise have many boyfriends!
- According to a Wikileaks, Iran executed between 4,000 to 6,000 gays and lesbians because of their faith positions. Yet, there is little condemnation from liberal Christians because of their faith construction. There is not even an outcry at the United nations nor protest at Hong Lim Park.
- There are thousands of Christians wounded/killed every year by faith based groups, yet not a word of support and solidarity from their liberal Christian brethren. It just does not fit their faith construction where the faith is about love.
In UK, in a reversal of roles, under the strong liberal influence, and increasingly Christophobic due to the wide scale immigration from other faiths, it is reported that Christians fleeing from persecution by people of faith in Iran when they converted to Christianity have been denied entry by British authorities quoting the bible.
There is always the danger of using the bible out of context eg when Christians rally against gay marriages using the clobber bible messages. Others could easily reverse it, use other bible verses incorrectly just as Christians do, to persecute Christians.
The long historical and grave harm caused by Christians against gays could not be ignored. it has consequences. The manner you judged will be used against you. When Christians operate under the law, a false witness will result in four times the penalty. Just because gay marriage is now permitted does not negate the sins of the past. It is time for Christians to reflect with a contrite heart to ask for grace and mercy.