Rom 3:21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Love Singapore/FCBC is encouraging their members to wear white on 13 and 14 June 15 in support of “natural” family in opposition to the Pink Dot 2015 planned for 13 June 2015. Wear white is not natural for who is righteous and sinless? Indeed, the church should wear black for the incredible harm done against the gay community. Continue reading
Pro 28:6 Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity than he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways, though he is rich.
It was albums not enough at the mega church. Members buying multiple copies of secular CD of their pastor as giftaways, church buy back as gifts to other churches or at events, large marketing expenses to improve the dance chart ratings. It was desperately loosing and they knew it but still maintain a cover of 4 million albums being sold in Pastor Kong’s Shallow Wholesome blog entry. Continue reading
John 20:19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
A new study by the PEW Research Center in the US showed that the overall Christian share of the population has declined from 78.4% to 70.6% from 2007 to 2014 over 8 years. This equates to a fall from 178.1 to 172.8 million Christians. (US adult population grew 227.16 to 244.8 mil). Continue reading
Isa 1:17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.
The IKEA support for Pastor Lawrence Khong of Love Singapore Magic shows has resulted in a strong protest by the GLBT groups.
IKEA is unfairly singled out as Khong’s other ministries such as Touch Community Services are widely supported by hundreds of companies. The only difference is that the Community Services do good rather than useless magic to enter into the market place of the mountain of entertainment.
In response, Bertha Henson reminded GLBTs that IKEA also supported gay artists and it was a matter of diversity. She questioned whether we are instead the bully? Continue reading
Mat 6:31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
The Bali 9 has become Bali 7 with the execution of Andrew Chan, and Mayuran Sukumaran.
Andrew Chan was married to Febyanti Herewila on the eve of his execution as his final wish. The ceremony was conducted by David Soper, a Salvation Army minister. (unlike gays who would have no right to marriage even without prison bars). Continue reading
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it wasgood; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
In Nepal, the davastating earthquake and the subsequent landslides in the Himalaya mountains in the peak of the climbing period have caused a very high death toll of at least 10,000 people.
Are the Nepalese totally innocent and righteous before man and God as to prevent the quake? No, neither are we. We are all sinners. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Continue reading
Ex 23:9 Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of astranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Mat 7:12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
The news of a minority Burmese Muslim Bangladeshi group also known as Rohingya being very brutally treated in Burma Rakhine state and even forced to flee via boats is an attrocious act against common humanity. Malaysia and Indonesia each with over 100K of refugees seemed reluctant to accept more despite being of the same faith. Continue reading