Christmas 2014

Is 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

The coming of Christ, two thousand years ago and his corresponding death three decades later changed history, his birth marks the junction of time and dates AD and BCE. It was not a story or a legend but actual events with deep meanings and had its beginnings from the start of time itself.

There are those who fear the slippery slope of Gay marriages invoking the coming of Jesus Christ leading to the destruction of the whole earth! But the only sin is unbelief in Jesus Christ. For Christ has come and is coming back again. Continue reading

An inclusive invite to the wedding feast of the Lamb

Luke 14:23 The master said to the servant, ‘Go to the highways and back alleys and urge people to come in so that my house will be filled.

Matt 22:8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’

One of the greatest call of the Bible is the open invitation. It is an inclusive invitation regardless of whether gay or straight, rich or poor, whatever pagan faiths we believed in.

The Gospel message of salvation in Christ alone has gone out to the ends of the earth. They are all invited to a wedding feast. Continue reading

Not forgetting the End Times

Mat 24: 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Mat 24: 15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Mat 24: 32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Mat 24:34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Mat 24: 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.

On 26 June 2013, the Charisma Magazine in the US reported that “Satan’s End-Time Strategy to Outlaw Traditional Marriage in Full Swing” in an attempt to stop gay marriage. The term “End Time” here refers to the Bible End times and the same illogical messages being reported in SIngapore. However, this is not blibical. We fear the end times, hence we blame gays for it. Continue reading

The wise virgins saved by Grace

Mat 25:1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

Matthew 25 concerning the ten virgins is a provocative picture of a fallen church, waiting too long for Jesus, forgetting her first love and the power of the Holy Spirit. It also reflects together with the other parables in Matthew 25, the make-up of the church – with sheeps/goats, virgins with oil/no oil, a very wide and inclusive makeup until the day when Jesus comes back when it all does not matter, for the gate is Jesus and not our own righteousness. Continue reading