1 Kings 5:15 Solomon had seventy thousand who carried burdens, and eighty thousand who quarried stone in the mountains, 16 besides three thousand three hundred from the chiefs of Solomon’s deputies, who supervised the people who labored in the work. 17 And the king commanded them to quarry large stones, costly stones, and hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the temple. 18 So Solomon’s builders, Hiram’s builders, and the Gebalites quarried them; and they prepared timber and stones to build the temple.
Solomon’s quarry was a place where large stones are carved out at very great cost and work, and then transported to be placed in the temple. I could imagine the cost of such works, tons of rock without modern lifting tools. Today, if you visit the quarry, there are some stones left behind, incomplete by the workers. Solomon’s quarry or Zedekiah’s cave is a 20,000 sqm quarry near the old city of Jerusalem. Continue reading
It has thus been widely said that the real tragedy is when we are afraid of the light, and if they choose not to come into the light they do so for fear that their deeds will be exposed, as they surely will in time. Judge See
For many, 21 Oct 2015 will become a day long remembered in Singapore where Pastor Kong Hee and five other leaders of the once biggest mega church City Harvest were convicted of serious financial related crimes of over 50 million. It is a sad ending but justice at last for those who were misled by Kong Hee into giving to the building fund with large stadiums being displayed but ended to promote Sun Ho China Wine videos. Continue reading
Exodus 15:11 who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
It was in the morning, and the word of God came to me “who is like unto thee amongst the nation?”. When we say God is a mystery, unknown, and unknowable, we are running and hiding away from God and makings gods in our own image. They are like Adam who hid from God. He saw the devil and came to the dark side not seeing the light of God. Continue reading
John 2:2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4 Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
John 19: 25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
The stance against gays at the Vatican was confirmed when Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa was sacked at the Vatican when he outed himself. He claimed that a large number of priests at the vatican are gays and they make good hard working priests. So much for the praises of the Liberal Pope at Huffington Post and Patheos and every excuse given by them for the meeting with Kim Davis, the multiple adulterer. This is not christianity but a religious ideology where we go to God through the Holy Father and not to Jesus. If the the Holy Fathers are gay? Then is God gay?
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
What is a Christian community? and what is justice, mercy and humility for the gay christian community. I believe that community and social justice are not two separate boxes. We don’t have community first and then social justice. It is in fact the reverse. Doing justly, having love, mercy and humility to help each other within the same gay christian or gay community gives us our community. Social justice is a ministry in the outer court with Jesus still at the centre. The open doors bring people in. Continue reading
John 5: 39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. 40 But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. 41 “I do not receive honor from men. 42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. 43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. 44 How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God? 45 Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you trust. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.
It was incredible to see that the Pope was well accepted at the UN and the joint US houses. He is not only the head of the small Vatican city state but the head of a one billion strong religion with incredible wealth and old money.
In the UN, the Pope greeted the dignitaries not the greeting that you would normally expect, in the name of Jesus, but in his own name ie under his own standing. It is a reflection of John 5:39, where the Jews accepted religious leaders who came proclaiming a new kind of teaching on their own standing, yet when Jesus come in the name of the Father, they rejected Him. Both the liberals and the conservatives applauded the Pope so did both warring houses in the US. Continue reading