Congratulations to all those who have prayed hard for a new government in
Malaysia which we believe has been wrought through hard work, prayer and
intercession for our beloved nation. Miraculously it returned a 92 year old man to
power, and ended the 60 year long rule of Barisan Nasional. For the first time in
Malaysia’s post-independence history, the opposition is in power.
Ex Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been pardoned and released from
prison, enabling him to eventually take the helm of the country, paving the way for
deep political reforms. We can see God’s Hand in all these events. Glory to God.
Meanwhile as good citizens let us resolve to support and pray for the success of the
new regime. It is impossible for a believer to be a good Christian and a bad citizen
at the same time.
We are to recognize and accept that the powers that be are ordained by God. "Let
every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except
from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." (Rom 13:1).
This truth applies even to ungodly human governments unless, of course, the law
is anti- scriptural. In that situation the believer must obey God rather than man
There is bright hope for the future as we welcome a new era of transparency,
meritocracy and righteousness. Let us continue to pray also that among the
reforms, for freedom of worship and choice of religion will become a reality for all
Happy Mother’s Day. Mothers are responsible for many successful people in the world today. Academy award winner Denzel Washington is one of the most successful actors in the industry. “I was growing up in the Bronx, New York, and I was running with the wrong crowd.
The actor’s parents divorced when he was 14. “What would have happened to me had it not been for my mother? I don’t know – but I would not be living this kind of life, that’s for sure,” he added. He said he was playing truant school and slowly heading towards the streets, when one of his teachers told his mother, “He is a smart kid – get him out of here.’”
Washington’s mother, Lennis Washington, managed to save enough money to enroll him to a private school and during holidays would send him to camp.
“My mother took a look at my friends and could see where I was heading,” he added. “One friend eventually did 15-years in jail. Another did 10-years, and a third died through drugs.”
He went to university and acting college.. His mother brought him up to be successful actor and a strong professing Christian.
Washington is married to Pauletta, and they have four children. The eldest, John David Washington (29), is a professional footballer, and his daughter, Katia (26), has a Yale Law Degree. He also has 22-year-old twins, Olivia and Malcolm.
Thank God for all mothers in our midst who have brought us up with love.
Some people have funny ideas of Jesus. We believe that Jesus was God in human form. Some say Jesus was simply a good man who started a new religion. However, C. S. Lewis put forth the following “Lunatic, Liar, or Lord” argument:
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. … Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God.
Who is Jesus? He is our Saviour, Redeemer and God.