Tuesday, February 23, 2010


"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent GAY MAN who understood human problems," he told the publication. "On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East - you're as good as dead."

The above words are spoken by world renown singer Elton John in an interview with a magazine. Elton John is openly homosexual and is currently married to David Furnish.

When we sinned against God, deep inside of us as Christians, we feel bad. We know we need to confess, ask God for forgiveness and build up enough resistance to avoid the same sin. The danger in sinning against God is when we begin to justify why we sin.

"I abuse because I was abused!"

"He made me so angry!"

"She said evil things against me!"

The devil made me do it!"

The most problematic ones are those who...

1. Do not accept practising homosexuality is sin.

2. Twist the Word of God to justify their action.

3. Slam others who disagree with them to make them look normal

4. Use their talent and fame given by God to promote homosexuality.

5. Use charity as a platform to make themselves look good in the eyes of the world.

The church should...

1. Look to homosexuals as human beings created by the same loving God.

2. Not condone practising homosexuality but realise that there is such thing as homosexual tendency

3. Let God do the judging while we do the loving and forgiving.

4. Dare to speak out against anyone who twist the Word for their own gain.

5. Provide a platform for those who are willing to change their orientation and homosexual identity.
PS: I do give Elton John the credit however for saying the other things right about Jesus except that GAY MAN thing.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I went to a movie on Chinese New Year with my wife and her family members - almost 15 of us. It was a Jackie Chan's movie which I used to enjoy when I was young. I was fascinated with his daring acrobatic skills and his funny action scenes. And my wife and I did not know the movie was in Mandarin and we have no synopsis whatsoever.

When I came out of the movie, I was deeply impressed! Normally I see Jackie Chan's movie only for the action scenes but this show, it is for its content. The story is about two warring states, the Liang and the Wei, fighting each other during China's darkest days. It ended out in one fight that all was killed except a Liang foot soldier (JC) and a Wei's general. The general (Wang Lee Hom) was hurt and the little soldier helped himself to being the victor, capturing the prize possesion, the general.

The determination of this little foot soldier in maintaining his stand that war was never a solution won the heart and mind of this general. This little soldier did not even want to become a soldier but was enlisted by force.

To cut the long story short, when he arrived to his homeland, he decided to let the general (who would become king of Wei later) go. The last scene was dramatic that when he stepped onto his land once again, he found out that his state was taken over by another army in China called the Qin. He refused to give up Liang's flag he brought back and was shot to death.

History tells us (if it's true) that when Qin's state tried to conquer Wei where the general had ascended as king, the former general did not want to fight, simply surrendering to Qin state, thus uniting China. There was peace in the land where once the little soldier held so dear. Never had he imagined that as a little soldier, he was involved in the peace process of the whole land of China by convincing the general about the ugly truths of war.

When we do God's work, thinking it could be insignificant, we will never know how God can use it for greater things. Paul never knew Mark would one day write the Gospel when he took back little young Mark as his co-worker. Philemon never knew slave Onesimus could become a Bishop of Ephesus when he chose to forgive him. Someone could have influenced young Billy Graham, David Livingstone or Mother Theresa and thought they could be insignificant but what they did change the world!

The point: Don't despise small things!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


John Terry, the Chelsea star and England Football Team captain was caught commiting adultery recently with Vanessa Perroncel. John's wife found out about it and brought her two children to Dubai to think things over. Vanessa was formerly the live-in girlfriend of Wayne Bridge, another former Chelsea football player who had a child through her. Ironically, John Terry was voted as the best dad the year previously and all that ended when the sex scandal broke out.

The first game after the news, Chelsea against Hull, the fans began jeering him. They were shouting, "Terry! Terry! Where's your wife?" and when one of his teammates came on as a substitute called Ashley, another famous football star, the crowd was shouting, 'Ashley! Ashley! Watch your wife!" I believe that has devastated him! Thank God his club manager and the teammates are really supportive of him. The club released him to go to Dubai to secure forgiveness from his wife and perhaps heal the marriage.

The last home game that Chelsea played Arsenal, John found out that his fans at Chelsea remained loyal to him. They gave him a standing ovation after the game! It was something that John would cherish for the rest of his life. Friends in need are friends indeed.

"On a personal note I'd like to thank every single fan today, it's a really emotional day for myself and the way the fans have been with me for the last two weeks, honestly it's incredible, I didn't expect that today,' he told the club's official channel.

Things we can learn...

1. Sin has its consequences! It brings pleasure for a short moment but pain that could last a long time, even a life time!

2. When someone is down and out, please refrain from jeering him/her because you will never know when will be your turn. Point one finger at others, four are pointing back at you!

3. We need supporting friends around us when we are down and out! Let us learn to spur one another on and render help to your friends who are hurting.

4. Being famous and rich come great temptations!

John Terry, do not let your wife, children, club, fans and most of all, God, down again!

PS: I am a Liverpool fan and even though I may not like Chelsea but I love people!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


They came to rescue the children from suffering hunger, violence and preventing child trafficking from kidnappers for prostitution! But the group of 10 Christians (from Baptist churches) who came from Idaho, United States were caught by the Haitian authorities for taking the children without permission to a neigbouring country. They did it in order to bring the children to orphanage homes in a safer neighbouring country. Their dedication for God and the love for children are supposed to be praised but somehow was perceived as child trafficking and kidnappings.

What went wrong?

1. They thought the authorities didn't mind as the country was plunged into chaos after the terrifying earthquakes. They were lots of uncertainties everywhere in the country and only the right minded people would save the children first.

2. They felt it is urgent to save as many children as possibly so did not check with the authorities first. Those who know the will of God shall not make haste. They were hasty but they have good hearts.

3. The Haiti president was angry because he thought the Christians came with evil intent to kidnap those children for adoptions. And all they did was to love the children who are affected by the earthquake. They already prepared homes for orphanges in a neighbouring country which could be safer for the children at the time being.

4. And then there was a Haitian pastor who helped them and that another reason their confidence was strengthened further.

Let us pray for our ten brothers and sisters who for the love of God and love for the children got caught in a times of confusion. Let us pray that they would be released to their families, clearing their names that they came without any evil intention at all.

May the Lord God grant them and their families grace and peace in this time of uncertainty! The Lord sees your commitment and sacrifice of love!