|They shall know us by our hate|
The action by mega church Christians from Love
Singapore has resulted in the following children's books being burned
from the shelfs of the libraries in Singapore in the disguise of
The action by mega church Christians from Love Singapore has resulted in the following children's books being burned from the shelfs of the libraries in Singapore in the disguise of pro-family:-
Whilst Pastor Lawrence Khong congratulates the Library Board, it is a kind of amusing and ridiculous that a true story from a zoo concerning gay penguins is banned.
The penguins and the baby penguin are so cute, and their cuteness makes the actions by Christians seems more nasty and extreme. They even go after same sex animals.
The world will know us by who we are against rather than the Jesus that we worship. We are not shinining for Jesus, but became the zealous disciples who wanted to burn down the Samaritan village.
Luke 9:54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save
Such kind of extremist Spirit is not of Jesus but of the devil.
The spirit of the devil wanted the disciples to burn down the Samaritan village because they will become one with the devil with their hands bringing bad news and harm rather than the light of the Gospel Good news.
Hence, the Gospel Good News have been reduced to burning the homes of non Christians, and in the case of modern Antioch Singapore, burning the books of two gay penguins raising a baby penguin.
The Samaritan village had rejected the Good News Message. Yet, the GLBT community did nothing to deserve the animosity by the Christian mega churches.
The Christian Community is within their rights to be anti-gay but only within their religious mountain. But their actions are extreme and an over reach to restrict the basic rights of gays, put gays in jail, and now even ban children books well outside their domain.
Such an extreme over-reach could only result in a backlash that see the community turning against the church. Like a rubber being streched so tightly, the rebound will be strong.
The church will not be known for our mercy nor grace or even basic empathy but for our harm and nastiness, without any consideration of the rights and basic space of others. There is no mid-point or middle ground for the church.
It's a counter productive action by the mega churches. Banning a relatively unknown children's book is a advertisement for the book which will no doubt be brought in from Amazon online in their hundreds by curious library patrons.
The church may have burned one book, but hundreds of copies will come into Singapore as a result. Not only the battle will be lost, but soon even the war.
It is good that the Libraries be burning the penguin book, to the rejoicing sounds of Christians. For the world will see our true colours which are not of the rainbow, the colour of God's grace, but a vindictive, angry and judgemental people of faith that would turn off many to the Gospel.
If Jesus had not stopped His disciples, the Samaritan village would be burned to the ground, and the Christian faith never reaching the Gentiles. The Christians in Singapore are burning their destiny as the Antioch of Asia.
The Samaritan villages are burning in Singapore..... and whilst the modern day disciples rejoiced, they don't really know what kind of spirit are they following.
Let us show God's grace, mercy, and Love in Jesus Christ. For God did not condemn us, why are we so quick condemn others. Let us be known for our empathy and generous heart, for love and not of hate, for God is love.