Pink Dot 2017 is here again but this time with higher security and only citizens and PR. The “no foreigners” theme was conjured by the Christian Right who obviously failed to see that their churches are frequented weekly by foreign pastors.
Just in the news, the Catholic Cardinal George Pell was called back to Australia being charged for sexual abuse of minors way back in the 70s. He was 3rd in charge of the Vatican. And yet, no gate keepers called for the expulsion of the Catholic Church whose allegiance is sworn to a state overseas no different than Google or the major banks. But alas, the church hierarchical is richer, bigger, more powerful and have an ancient history.
Freedom to Love? Are we really free? there is no freedom in our lives until we give others their basic rights and freedoms. By limiting the rights of others, we loose our humanity and consistency in our morality. We loose our conscience when we cannot be touched by love. There are no boundaries to love but the boundaries in our hearts to love and be loved.
Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
For the last 50 years, the trumpet of the shofar was blown on June 7, 1967, the power of the Holy Spirit went forth around the world from Jerusalem with a message that Jesus Christ is coming back. During the last 50 years, Jews have been returning to Israel, the boundaries of the state expanded to cover ancient Israel, and the Jewish nation re-built from the ashes of World War 2.
Fifty years earlier in 1917, General Allenby entered Jerusalem setting the scene for the return of the Jews to the promised land. The last 50 years of Jubilee has been a time of separating the tares from the wheat, a time of revival and purifying the body of Christ, a return to a Christ centered theology.
The trial and the verdict of the CHC case is over, and the judgement passed and those sentenced in prison for a short while. But the grace of God is so amazing. The church is still perhaps 10 to 15K strong and have a large ownership of Suntec. CHC had started from a cell group in the late 80s. Some churches i know are still well below 100 after 1 to 2 decades but their focus is solely on the social justice gospel rather than standing on the solid Rock.