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Friday, January 8, 2010

Call to maintain peace and security

By Christian Federation of Malaysia

THE Christian Federation of Malaysia strongly and unreservedly condemns the violent attacks and attempted fire-bombing of several churches in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya in the early hours of 8 Jan 2010.

We are against such actions that seek to intimidate people and also to rend the country's peace and fabric of goodwill.

Thus far this afternoon, we have been informed that there were two torchings and another attempted torching of churches. The administrative office of Metro Tabernacle in Desa Melawati was completely gutted. The Molotov cocktail thrown at the Church of the Assumption along Jalan Templer in Petaling Jaya did not explode. But The Life Chapel in Section 17, Petaling Jaya suffered some damage to the church's front porch area.

We call on the government and all peace-loving Malaysians to stand against such violence and not to give way to extremists in our midst who want to throw our country into chaos.

We call on the police to continue to maintain peace and security in this land we all cherish and love. May the police bring to justice quickly those who have been involved in such acts of torching churches which is a violation of the houses of God.

Christians are a peace-loving people and so we will remain calm and rely on our police officers to investigate and arrest the criminals involved and to protect all Malaysians against violence and criminal intimidation. We are concerned that the hacking of the judiciary website is an act of criminal intimidation against the judiciary and this shameful act along with the acts of violence against churches must not be condoned.

Let us as Christians and with our fellow Malaysians pray that despite such atrocious acts perpetrated upon the churches, good sense will prevail. Let us not allow those who want to foment animosity among peoples and the religious communities to triumph in their plans. May we stand together against the tide of violent people and their evil plans.

We will continue to pray for peace in Malaysia.

Bishop Ng Moon Hing

Christian Federation of Malaysia

8 Jan 2010

Linundus says ...

As a Catholic-Christian, I am sad but surprisingly am not angry over the burning and bombing of Christian churches in West Malaysia. I am reminded by what Jesus has said to his prosecutors: 'Lord, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.' Luke 23:34

However, "the cowardly and utterly senseless act of a group of misguided, chauvinistic bigots in torching at least three churches in the Klang Valley this morning must be condemned in no uncertain terms by all peace-loving Malaysians" - The Nut Graph.

4 comments:

  1. Christians however are expected to react peacefully as violent reactions are not part of the Christian culture. But it leaves us wondering, what about the culture of those who perpetrated this action. We therefore asks readers to pray for the perpetrators so that God shall touch their hearts.

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  2. francisariffin@yahoo.comJanuary 8, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    we must not react to this senseless provocation and play into their hands !
    We must adopt an attitude of "passive resistance " and not be easily "Confused" !!!
    Our faith in The Lord Jesus Christ will save us !
    We shall overcome !
    Remember His words : " they will destroy my Temple and in three days I shall raise it up "

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  3. Prayer for our cousins that they may know Christ not just as a Prophet but the "Word and Spirit of God", the returning King of kings, Lord of lords and the Endtime Judge and Eternal Hope.
    "For this cause I go down on my knees before the Father,
    15 From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
    16 That in the wealth of his glory he would make you strong with power through his Spirit in your hearts;
    17 So that Christ may have his place in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and based in love,
    18 May have strength to see with all the saints how wide and long and high and deep it is,
    19 And to have knowledge of the love of Christ which is outside all knowledge, so that you may be made complete as God himself is complete."
    Ephesians 3:14-19

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  4. If the late Peter Mojuntin is still alive, this sad incident will never happen. I wish the people of Sabah esp. Penampang revive the spirit of '70s.

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