“to Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ Our Saviour” Titus 1:4
“Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and acknowledgement of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time begin” Titus 1:1,2
If our lives were to be bonded, what is our message or manifesto? the conservative may proclaim a Trump like support whilst the liberals will rage on about Clinton. But the manifesto for Paul is that he is a servant, a bonded servant for life ie an eternal slave to the cause, and this cause is to be an Apostle, to preach the Word of God of salvation, of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Paul was upward looking, whilst the modern the church is downward looking, condemning the sins of those outside the church as if these sins are far greater than those within the walls of the church.
There was quite a furore of a 3:16-church located at various locations – auditorium 115 Eunos Avenue 3 #02-04 Singapore 409839, 178 Payar Lebar Road 409030, 19 Toronto Road Singapore 574440 with their gay conversion ministry. The description by many liberal Christians of how disgusting this is and deceptive using the rainbow imagery. But really, the church is kicking against a rock which will not move and will hurt them. But, they too are part of the Body of Christ, a body which by enlarge has rejected the gay community. This is no “safe” space but a very dangerous manipulative endeavour who cares not for the people but just to maintain their theological construction irrespective of harm.
After the forum on homosexuality and Christianity in Amara Hotel 2007 debated amongst the esteemed pastors even from Trinity, i saw young gay guys holding hands in the quiet alleyway outside the Amara hotel as i was leaving. God was talking! And today after reading the reports from the gay activist against the 3:16 church, i again saw young gay guys holding hands in the busy public places in Somerset. God is again speaking. There is no turning back…