Rev Moses tay and Gays

Extract from "Prayer Team: Some Local Church Leaders have Compromised with Homosexuality" @ Christian Post SG dated 08 Oct 2008

Retired Anglican Bishop Moses Tay, who is one of the directors for Transform World Connections, indicated that homosexuality has entered some quarters of the Church in Singapore and that church leaders have actually “compromised” with this.

After the prayer meeting, Bishop Tay, who was also present at the meeting, explained that some Christian leaders here do not know that the Archbishop of Canterbury holds two different opinions.

“Officially he affirms his stand for biblical authority and biblical morality with the ‘orthodox’, but privately he questions or holds different views, necessitated by his intellectual honesty as a theologian, on a variety of subjects e.g. the homosexual issue, the uniqueness of Christ, Jesus as the only way, the virgin birth, the bodily resurrection of Jesus, inter-faith issues, Sharia law and many others,” he said. “In practice he condones the homosexual lobby and facilitates their place in the church. In the final analysis, this could be due to the lack of a deep personal relationship with the Lord.”

The Bishop also pointed out that the Archbishop of Canterbury is trying to use the proposed Anglican Covenant to keep the Anglican Communion together.

“It is like drawing a bigger circle to include two irreconcilable circles of people, irreconcilable on fundamentals of the Christian faith,” he explained. “It is like trying to keep truth and error together, insisting that light and darkness must remain in fellowship, for the sake of unity! Foolish human optimism has gained some leaders to go along this path and try to reform from within the denomination. But history tells us that no real Reformation could be contained within the structure. The current reality is that The Episcopal Church (TEC, the Anglican counterpart in the United States) has deposed Bishop Bob Duncan for abandoning the church, something which he had not done, at least not yet. It should be noted that Bishop Duncan was the leader of the group that tried to bring reform from the inside.”

He also showed deep concern about the present situation of the Singapore Church.

“The gay lobby in Singapore has the support of a former Methodist bishop, and now the sympathy of the Anglican bishop, who has white-washed the Archbishop of Canterbury as orthodox,” he said. “It is imperative for Christian leaders to be aligned with God and His purposes, and not with false teachers. Otherwise you let yourselves become instruments for advancing the kingdom of darkness.

“The word of God is clear and insistent: ‘Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? … Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.’ (2 Cor 6:14, 18, 19)”