Friday, June 29, 2012

The scary thing about the power of brain washing.

Head Pastor Lawrence Khong urges fellow pastors to pray for Kong Hee and to speak ‘well’ of CHC

Posted by temasektimes on June 28, 2012

Influential Head Pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC) and Chairman of ‘Love Singapore’ Pastor Lawrence Khong (pic left) has called on fellow pastors to rally behind disgraced founder of City Harvest Church (CHC) Kong Hee and to pray for him.

Kong Hee was charged in court yesterday together with four others for misappropriating up to S$50 million dollars of the church’s funds and diverting them to further the music career of his singer wife Ho Yeow San.

Despite being condemned roundly by many Singaporeans including Christians, a senior figure from the Christian community Lawrence Khong had spoken up publicly in defence of Kong Hee.

In a note posted on his Facebook, Pastor Khong urged fellow pastors to unite behind Kong Hee:

We read with sadness the charges brought against Pastor Kong Hee and four senior leaders of City Harvest Church.

“We must stand ever more united in love and stronger in prayer for Pastor Kong Hee and the church. This is a time of testing for the Body of Christ. Truth is, we are all on trial before a righteous God. We must ask ourselves: Do we truly love the Body? Let there be a powerful prayerbuzz—on earth as it is in heaven! Let’s tell our members to talk more with God and less with others, especially on social media.”

He reminded them that Kong Hee is ‘innocent until proven guilty’ and implored them not to ‘prejudge or make baseless assumptions.’

“We must seek every opportunity to speak well of City Harvest Church. Its impact on the youth of Singapore is phenomenal. Its community service is outstanding. Its social arm meets a wide range of needs,” he added.

This is another joker who is getting his priority wrong. I am really shocked that he can actually become a pastor.

Yes Kong Hee is “innocent” until proven guilty. But should Lawrence be asking the community to pray to Jesus for the truth rather then pray for Kong Hee.

So what if Kong Hee is proven guilty? Is Lawrence asking the people to pray for the thief?

One thing to ask yourself, is it morally right for a pastor to stay in a multi millions dollar home in the first place? Something is already out of place if the pastor live a life of luxury.

Mark 10:21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”

I think Jesus must be quite sad now.

Monday, June 18, 2012

An weekend event

The Community Centre of my constituency held a charity “BaZhang” making event over the weekend from 15 till 17th June.

I don’t have the exact details on how or who is buying the finished product or maybe they just delivered to some charity organisation, but let me share what I observed.

The even started on Friday evening when the contractor set up a stage and tent. Early Saturday’s morning I already saw many “aunties” volunteer making the “BaZhang” in the makeshift tent under the hot sun throughout the day.

They wrap, cook, and had their lunch and dinner in the makeshift tent all in name of charity. To me they are the true hero of this event.

Now early Sunday, the band came and set up their equipment, dragon dancer were hired to welcome the VIP DPM and many boot licker starts to turn up on Sunday to make sure the area is fit for the VIP.

I guess money must had been spent for this elaborate welcoming party.

So what is the VIP role in this charity even? Did he help with the making of “BaZhang”?

What was he purpose for gracing this event? I am sure the charity even can go on without him being around?

So how much was spent of the welcoming event? Should his money put to better use for the charity? Or at least buy the helpers better lunch and dinner.

To me something is being misplaced here. Pubic money and effort from volunteers are somehow used to publicise the PAP MPs in the constituency.

To the volunteer aunties I salute you and to the balls licking RC and “VIP”, you should be ashamed of yourself.