So this was the big news in Singapore today: The City Harvest Church case. The reactions to the final verdict - and reduced sentences of all the accused - span the whole gamut of emotions: from relief (understandably so from the congregation) to outrage (understandably so from the general public). My personal reflections concerning the … Continue reading Aftermath of the City Harvest verdict
She had suffered physically for 12 years, 12 long years. She had visited physician after physician, in hopes of getting better. She had exhausted her life savings. But healing eluded her. Her hopes seemed extinguished. And yet... The talk of the town was this person called Jesus. Word had it that he was doing miracles, … Continue reading Faith in God’s healing and faith in God’s timing
One of the most oft quoted (misquoted) verses I've heard from friends is 3 John 2, "Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers..." It is a popular verse used to justify a certain theology (Word-Faith/Health-Wealth-Prosperity). So, the line of argument goes like … Continue reading The Blessing and the Responsibility
The world may be freaking out to the news that Mr. Trump is America's president-elect. I'm feeling pretty phlegmatic about it. Of course, that does not mean that this is not earth-shaking news. I can emphathise with people who sense either great dread or great elation (depending on whose camp you are on). A Trump … Continue reading My reaction to US President-elect, Trump
Next year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This term, I have been privileged to attend a TTC (Trinity Theological College) night course about the Reformation. Suffice to say, it has been enlightening learning a little bit more about the history behind our Protestant Reformation. Tonight as I was ironing some clothes, it struck me … Continue reading A New Reformation Needed?
This is a rant. Sort of. Because it's been a long time coming, and I do hope therefore, it's not personal. First of all, thank you church media crew for your time, your sacrifice, your countless hours of service; without which, our worship services do not happen. You are barely noticed, when things go well … Continue reading Sorry church media crew, it’s not your fault
This is going to sound strange initially (especially for those who have read my posts with regards to Joseph Prince), but here it goes. The answer to the question, “Is it always God’s will for all believers to be healed?” is YES! But, here’s the qualifier. Sometimes He chooses to do so in the coming … Continue reading Is it always God’s will to heal all believers?