Gen 15:6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
Matthew 18:6 If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Luke 17:2,3 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. So, watch youself.
As i was in the MRT going passed Church of Our Saviour with its large anti gay posters, it is a reminder of their earlier ministry such as Choices led by Sid Rogers and real harm caused. In Matt 18:6, It is the only time in the bible where Jesus calls for immediate and harsh judgement, for the faith of young believers in their believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour are stumbled. The evangelical charismatic churches in Singapore is guilty and deserving judgement. That is why latter rain revival has not been coming. We have stopped an entire people group, the gay tribe from coming to Jesus Christ! Just because we perceived that they are the worst sinners!
John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus did not come for a hieracheal religious system. He did not come so that we can better follow the law better, even the way of love. There would be no need for Him to die at the Cross to be lifted up in John 3:14 because Jesus was totally sinless and innocent. He didn’t deserve to die. At the end, it is not what we do, for all of us are dying, bitten by the snake, because all are destined for death for we have sinned before God and man. Good works of love could not cover our sin. The learned who would often say that a loving God could not send them to hell or send snakes, have forgotten that God allowed His Son to go to the Cross. A righteous God could not just overlook our sins. Love alone could not wash away or forgive sin, because the law does not pass away which means that judgement for our sins cannot be negated.
Many would deny major events in the bible eg a loving God wouldn’t have killed millions by the flood they claimed, and yet called themselves people of Faith. I called it unbelief. If they could only feel the pain and suffering Jesus chose to bear at the Cross when He holds the world in His hands and could have sent legions to destroy the Romans. There was no other way to redeem our deaths.
They were waiting for him at City Harvest to welcome back the hero who had suffered two and a half years so that the church could move to the next level. Sorry for the pain but not much repentance of any guilt, Kong Hee has indeed served the judgement by the law of the land albeit truly by grace because of the very short term in light of the monetary sum. And for those outside the faith, it appears to be injustice at face value, hence the many negative comments. But to City Harversters, Kong Hee remains their hero and saviour and saint. For them, Not fallen by any means, and still the Senior Pastor.
There were no call for kong’s resignation from the Christian Gate keepers at the National Council of Churches nor FCBC who were quick to condemn anything gay reminding me of the law based religion condeming the small splint in the eye of gays but not the giant logs in their own eyes. There is one standard for their own but no grace nor mercy for others.
Kong Hee was released early for good behaviour, and it looks like he has been similing, praying and reading the bible all this past 2 years. His hair became white, hopefully with more humility. However, for the wider church in general, it is a lost of integrity and innocense, a loss of a good name. The church in Singapore only cares about being anti-gay with gays the greatest sinners, never mind that the greatest bible sin is against pagan worship.
In the height of the court case, a cab drivet asked what was my opinion of Kong Hee? I replied that since it is church money, the congregation should be free to decide! the lame argument of church funds for church purpose. But I smiled as I replied because Sun Ho’s China wine was not the red wine Jesus poured out at the wedding at Cana! If it was, the cross over would have been a success.
Gen 22:2 “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”
Sometimes God refuses to acknowlege a reality based on the flesh or human effort, versus a reality based on faith. Isaac was born out of faith, whereas Ishmael out of human effort or the works of the flesh to bondage. God still loved Ishmael and provided for him, but the promise and inheritance went to Isaac. Until this day, Ishmael is still trying to grab this inheritance from Isaac by their determination to destroy the Jewish nation and take away Jerusalem. Ironically, it is said, that Abraham took Isaac to Jerusalem to be sacrificed. It is this very place appointed that Israel has its everlasting inheritance.
Luke 13:22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ 26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ 28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”
There were at least 6 million Jews who died in World War Two by the hands of the Europeans, three million alone in Poland. The PLO/Hamas denies this and even calls Zionism a creation of the Europeans! who were effectively going to kill all the Jews if World War II haven’t ended. The Jews died because of their allegiance to the God of Israel, founded on the Freedom of Zion, the freedom and hope that Jerusalem will have peace and prevail against her European and Arab captors and occupiers. God allowed this because the time of the budding of the fig tree has not come. It came a few years later in 1948, in the creation of Israel. The Arabs attacked the very next day in a war of genocide, but were not able to harm the Jews whom Hitler, a type of anti-Christ had hitherto almost annihilated.
Psalm 91:5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day
As the battle drums of the aggressive people of faith in Gaza Strip fired over 700 Iranian made rockets into Israel with money supplied to the Jihadist by the Iranians, I find it odd that the liberal mainline newspaper missed out the magnitude of the masses of rocket attack on Israel. The rocket attack was downplayed to a mere mention whilst the spin was on the mother and baby killed, and even then the evidence showed that it was a mis-fired rocket rather than a air counter attack. Fake news was not the issue but extremely biased reporting of factual events, no sequence of events given that the Jihadist fired first their massive volley with response from Israel against the launch areas.
As I was wandering my way to the fish shops in Clementi in Singapore, I went passed the church of Our Saviour in Singapore, with the large anti-gay banner. I just wondered if I ever have a church, the only banner I would put up would not be due to cultural wars or discriminatory action against a minority, but “Jesus is Lord and Saviour”. Because to put a defining banner for a church in something which is not a sure foundation and a unchanging rock will undermine the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The bible in Ps 90.12 encourages us to count the time, or to number of ours days so that we will not act foolishly and use our time wisely. The ex-gay ministry is simply a waste of time, will cause incredible harm, and denies people basic rights to love and be loved. It imposes an unnatural religious dogma which will create much resentment and self loathing. It is not that Christians care too much, rather gays are so naturally same sex attracted that Christians fear it will undermine the bible. However, the biblical world view is in the context of fallen man worshipping hordes of spirirtual deties, and being one through sex. That is the abomination and not gay sex.