Wednesday, October 2, 2013
To The Courts: Luckily Lawrence Khong has no courage
This Pastor Lawrence Khong is increasingly a menace. He along with his compatriots at City Harvest have contributed mightily to sully the reputation of Christianity here. He lives in his own narrow world completely oblivious to the negative public perception of him. How do you bring a deeper understanding of one another using the courts? Beyond the fact that the church is rich enough to buy legal advice, I have a simpler and more obvious reason why he is doing this: to repair his pride and nurse his big ego badly thrashed by the public. There is no chance on earth he will prevail because we are a secular state. Our aim is to widen the space between the different religions and races, i.e., it means nobody gets to assert itself at the expense of others. Today it is the Christians, tomorrow it would be some other religion, but of course I just forgot that to him his version of Christianity is the one true religion, all others are false but he might wiggle out of that with semantics if you invite him for tea at the ISD offices. Fortunately he has no guts to go to jail over this because at the end of the day he is success seeker not a conviction preacher and believer. Martin Luther King isn't his role model.
Pastor Khong keep pushing and you will surely get to have tea with the ISD eventually. We do not need you to defend Christianity and we are just so fortunate that the Roman Catholics have produced a Pope Francis. He is very different from you in the sense that he is more like Jesus Christ.
Update: October 3, 12:45pm
See, hear, understand and learn Lawrence Khong. This is what President Obama said about Pope Francis. Unlike the Pope you are one divisive creature. You are so unlike Jesus Christ. What do you have for your flock to learn from you? Perhaps all the wrong things.
The same goes for so many pastors out there. Hijacking the the name of Christ, misappropriating scripture and cheapening God's grace for your career ambitions.
Update: October 3, 3:30pm
Lawrence Khong Facebook note because I found a link to it from a Breakfast Network article.
I was interested to read his church members' response. Such people always have a sizable number of supporters. We had also seen that at City Harvest at elsewhere.
Looks like the adverse publicity the church is getting, may be Lawrence Khong can forget about trying to proselytize using magic shows. Perhaps he can forget about growing his large membership hereon. He should be worried about members leaving instead as was the case with CHC.
I have known Lawrence Khong since I was 15 but I don't think he remembers me anymore. I never expected he would turn out this way then. But over the next ten years or so as I mature and could judge better, I found so many protestant pastors more keen to succeed with bigger congregations, big buildings, more money and success than anything else.....to cut a long story short, I eventually left my church after my pastor blackmailed me. He told me to go find another pastor to officiate my marriage just because I made the mistake of not informing him that I have registered the marriage at ROM. We did that to secure our HDB flat. At the end of the day it is all about power over you isn't it? And with that power as that influence grows bigger they could get you to cough up money to finance their ambitions but all dressed up as doing for God. This is no God in all these. They were making use of Him for their own selfish purposes. It is examples like George Mueller, Sadhu Sundar Singh, CS Lewis, Martin Luther King, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa etc., and now Pope Francis that inform me what the people of God are like and not quite a few of the pastors we have here today. And I thank God for Francine Rivers too. She wrote many of the Christian novels which allow my kids to learn the difference between God's grace and the fakes in our churches.
Not all pastors are bad but far too many are and also very good at pretending. So many that I am having a hard time thinking of exceptions during those years I was in church. All too hungry for worldly success and boy they sure knew how to sell it like it is all so God glorifying and holy but they forgot what Abraham Lincoln said about conning people all the time.
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