The following is an edited duplicate of my post at http://comment.straitstimes.com/show...615#post420615
Originally Posted by rufino1995
[the original of this post is at: http://comment.straitstimes.com/show...58#post420558]
At the basic level, you are the head of the household with 2 kids, and has been comfortably housing them in a rented house, but Alas, your are very "fertile" and start having more kids
- If people come to you and obey your instructions based on falsified/ misrepresented facts/ promises on your part, this is called deception- a criminal offense. U should be sitting in Changi 'free accommodation, free food, court appointed incarceration' rather then fathering more children and destroying lives!
|and logically you would like to continue to house them in one bigger location.... and you realise that your rental payout is growing, as you need a bigger house to comfortably "house" your Loved ones and wisdom would dictate that,|
|" ... Hey, it makes more sense to buy rather than rent, ...|
|... and from the savings you could help others! ( Wisdom will indicate that to help others you need to be "healthy", first )...|
- "wealth" is what is meant here by "health", for which 'helping others' is only an excuse and facade in your quest for your unrestrained accumulation of wealth through fraudulent means.
|So, is it greed that this Head of household starts saving to Buy a bigger house and Is it greed, if he can afford to buy a bigger and more appealing house?|
|There are many here who has condemned and declared that these "Heads" are greedy and love money? On what basis is this conclusion made?|
|A Bigger permises to House their flock for fellowship? Is it wrong to house your flock in comfortable surroundings, who contributed towards the purchase of the bigger and better place. The head did not appropach other " heads" of households for funds to purchase the new permises.|
|As the bible has indicated give what is due to ceasar's to ceasar, Yes follow the Laws of the Land, no issue there.... but as long as the Laws of the land is followed,|
|Then how these "mega-households", so decide to handle their funds is their perogative.... in this earthly context, they are accountable to their flock!|
'accountable' : your flock would indeed declare you 'accountable', you are their 'leader' after all, by virtue of the criminality of your deceptions and lies and your ability to monopolize their attention so that they have little if any reason/ opportunity to access the Bible holistically/ adequately. In this earthly context, you are a criminal by any measure.
|If the flock is agreeaable to the comfortable lifestyle of their "Heads",|
|then why, you who is not a member of that household, "throw stones" at the "Head"?|
This is because judgment day will ultimately come, and true Christians want to remain in the good books with God, carefully obeying His commandments, beginning with His greatest commandment in the Law,
Matthew 22:37 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.', they may at times falter, but none I believe, have the audacity to so embarrass Him through deception and mis-representation for lust of personal gain to so hideous an extent.
By our faith in God, we would rather die trying, then live in regret- please stop testing our patience with your silly little 'homely stories' of crime and incest.
|... Just because your opinion is that, This "Head" of household should not have the "right" to live comfortably due to some pre-conceived idea, does not mean your view is right for this "household"!|
- Holy Bible text is the same, whether read in the bedroom or studied at doctorate level, it is the commitment of the reader to a holistic interpretation of the Bible that counts. You are being judged based upon an interpretation of the Word, albeit I believe a holistic one.
What is seen in the video is non-biblical (a grossly misrepresented interpretation of the Holy Bible), something the learned pastor knew or ought to have known and defies the very basis by which the said Church is granted registration as a licensed Charity with tax exemption status.
This is blatant profiteering through misrepresentation of the Bible cannot and must not be allowed to continue, let alone fester under the privilege of state endorsed tax-exemptions.