In the nation of
Singapore, a strange thing has happened. When former prime minister Goh
Chok Tong visited the FCBC church whose leader Reverend Lawrence Khong
is the head of Love Singapore, a coalition of Christian churches, the
pastor's main highlight was to inisist on the maintenance of 377a law
which criminalises gay relationships.
The 377a law was so
important to the vast majority of Christians in Singapore, far above the
pressing needs of the poor, helping the sick, the care of the elderly,
the high cost of living, the poor treatment of foreign workers, and the
court cases where sex between straight people resulted in corruption,
abuse of power, and abortions.
Apostle Lawrence Khong
is a legitimate apostle. Senior Pastor Lawrence Khong was commissioned
as an apostle by Dr Wagner in year 2000. He was also the chairman of
Love Singapore who organised the Transformation 2009 event. The vision
and plans was laid well back in 1995, in a "vision 2001" as part of Love
Singapore. The committee for Love singapore event advocating the
Dominion Theology basically represents the entire spectrum of the
Evangelical and Charismatic Churches in Singapore
Some time ago, I have
read about and listened to Ed Siloso and Peter C Wagner on their master
plan for Evangelism, which basically involves taking over the secular
world in a theology called the Seven Mountains Theology - to conquer the
seven mountains of Business, Government, Religion, Family, Media,
Education, and Entertainment. The word "Transformaton" is
misleading as "Dominion Theology" was essentially preached. It should
have stated "Domination 2009". This theology is nothing new with Ed
Silvoso being a regular visitor to Singapore eg in 2006, as part of the
Festival of Praise organised by City Harvest Church. The Seven Mountains
Theology or the Dominion Theology of bringing the Christian Kingdom of
God on earth is championed by Dr C. Peter Wagner. He is the President of
the Global Harvest Ministries, of which a subsidiary is the New
Currently, the only
outspoken activist we have is the lone Alex of the Yawning Bread web
site which is not much coming against Apostle Khong and his legion.
Where are our militant and agressive activists chasing down the church?
Why the rethoric to
stir up a non existent threat or the denial of religious rights which
they equate as rights to insist on legislation limiting the basic rights
of others! because in all cases where gay marriage was a done deal,
there was no adverse impact as was claimed otherwise by FCBC. Straight
people continued to have divorces and abortions.
I guess Singapore
would still be the same if 377a were to be removed - ie there will still
be the large red light districts of geylang, bintam, batam, and 15,000 a
year abortions! It's Geylang and not Gaylang after all.
How strange, for they
know that the Tsunami tide is coming from the US where they are likely
to legalise gay marriages in a large scale manner within next few years.
And yet, FCBC is insisting that gays be criminalised let alone be
allowed to get married!
In Fort Siloso in
Sentosa, there are some jail cells, and a very spooky corridor. You can
still hear the sounds of screams, gun battles, and deaths! The church is
locking themselves up in a cell which they would never be able to come
out of. It's a moral and spiritual liability for the church one day.
It is not the non
existent gay activists that the church should fear but the hand of God.
It's God moving because the Gay tribe is far too weak and voiceless
unlike the church to do much.
We are not loving
Singapore with 377a, but putting a barrier and causing harm to a small
minority group which will hinder the nation as a whole to greater wealth
and prosperity in being fully welcoming and inclusive of all their
talents and gifts.
ESM Goh's final remarks
- "You'll be fine..." is very telling for as Singapore changes and
embrace the GLBT tribe as her sons and daughters, the church will still
be fine and not impacted.
From FCBC Web Site, 17
SP Lawrence Khong's statement at ESM
Goh Chok Tong's visit to TC
Mr Goh, it's my pleasure to welcome you once again to
Faith Community Baptist Church. The last time we met was
during the Marine Parade light up.
We are so honoured by your visit again this morning.
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you
my heart and the heartbeat of the people in this church, as
well as committee pastors of LoveSingapore which is an
informal, relational network of some 100 churches with a
membership of at least 40,000 Christians.
One, we believe that the building of Singapore is an
Two, we feel passionately that Singapore is a place worth
Three, we want to create a Singapore we are all proud of.
Sir, we are convinced that there's no better starting
point for this noble endeavor than the Family.
Therefore, we are committed as a church to build strong
families in Singapore.
We affirm that the family unit comprises a man as Father,
a woman as Mother, and Children. This is the basic building
block of society, a value foundational for a secure future,
a premise fundamental to nation-building.
We see a looming threat to this basic building block by
homosexual activists seeking to repeal Section 377A of the
Examples from around the world have shown that the repeal
of similar laws have led to negative social changes,
especially the breakdown of the family as a basic building
block and foundation of the society. It takes away the
rights of parents over what their children are taught in
schools, especially sex education. It attacks religious
freedom and eventually denies free speech to those who,
because of their moral convictions, uphold a different view
from that championed by increasingly aggressive homosexual
We love our nation. We sincerely pray for and look to the
Government to provide moral leadership in preserving this
basic building block and foundation of our society. And with
that, to robustly protect our constitutional rights to free
speech and religious liberty; so as to ensure that social
cohesion and religious harmony are maintained in Singapore.
Mr Goh, thank you so much for the great work you have
done for Singapore and for this constituency. We will now
pray for you, your family, and your continual work among us
in this nation.
Strong Families Build Singapore's Future - Reverend Lawrence Khong tells
ESM Goh Chok Tong at TOUCHCENTRE Marine Parade Visit
Singapore, 13 January 2013 – Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC)
warmly received Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at TOUCHCENTRE
during its Sunday morning Celebration Service today. The visit was part
of Mr Goh's walkabout to connect with Marine Parade residents and the
Welcoming Mr Goh into TOUCHCENTRE's auditorium, FCBC's Senior Pastor
Reverend Lawrence Khong re-affirmed FCBC's commitment and long-term
vision of 'building a Singapore that we all can be proud of'. He added
that underlying this commitment begins with strong traditional nuclear
families who establish their foundations on sound moral values and
Reverend Khong also defined the composition and role of the
traditional family – which comprises of a man as Father, a woman as
Mother, and Children. This serves as a "basic building block of society,
a value foundational for a secure future, a premise fundamental to
nation-building," he added.
Significantly, Reverend Khong used the opportunity to highlight to Mr
Goh that homosexual activists have been increasingly stepping up to
challenge this framework, especially in their efforts to repeal Section
377A of the Penal Code – a move detrimental to family and family ties.
"We see a looming threat to this basic building block by homosexual
activists seeking to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code. Examples
from around the world have shown that the repeal of similar laws have
led to negative social changes, especially the breakdown of the family
as a basic building block and foundation of the society," he said. "It
takes away the rights of parents over what their children are taught in
schools, especially sex education. It attacks religious freedom and
eventually denies free speech to those who, because of their moral
convictions, uphold a different view from that championed by
increasingly aggressive homosexual activists."
He added that the Church in Singapore will continue praying and
looking to the Government to provide moral leadership in preserving key
tenets of a progressive and morally upright society. "This is to
robustly protect our constitutional rights to free speech and religious
liberty; so as to ensure that social cohesion and religious harmony are
maintained in Singapore," he added.
ESM Goh Chok Tong responded to Senior Pastor Khong by saying, "You
stand by your belief, and you'll be fine!"