16th Day

Posted On August 6, 2006

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CHURCH & NATIONAL UNITY
On Sept 29th 2001, Malaysia was pronounced as an Islamic State by the former Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. While it was intended for political expediency, it has resulted in government bureaucrats interpreting and implementing policies with a religious slant. Racial polarization increases, starting from children in schools up to the universities. This unilateral reneging of the social contract (established by our founding fathers) is probably the single most serious cause of disunity and will nullify all government efforts to establish national integration and unity among the ‘rakyat’ of all ethnic/ religious background. How can the Church engage in light of this?

Rev. Johnson Chua

Deuteronomy 16:19

PRAY
1. Church will be willing to dialogue and engage, build linkages with other religious groups and civil society, and bridge differences.
2. Church be bold to seek justice & mercy for the marginalized and the poor (e.g. come alongside the government in eradicating poverty)
3. Church to “nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to that of the dominant culture.”
4. The Kingdom of God to be established not only in the hearts of men but also in the socio-political and economic structures.

“Prayer is not mere words out of our mouths but the very breath of the Holy Spirit within us that touches the heart of God” – Pr. Taipin Molidoi

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