FEBRUARY 3 — The churches are shocked at the reported statement made by the Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor that sermons in churches are used to spread “lies” and “fake news” which put the government in a “bad light” (as reported in The Malaysian Insight on 3rd February).This is an unfounded statement and calls into question the spiritual integrity and witness of the church in imparting the faith in line with the Gospel as revealed in the holy scriptures.
It is an affront to the Church for the Minister to insinuate that our religious duty in preaching during worship services are “lies” because it is critical of societal issues.
Christians believe that the Gospel speaks to every aspect of the spiritual, social, economic and political lives of Christians in society.
I do not think the Minister knows that churches spend more time praying for the nation and leaders that they act and rule justly which is what God wills from human beings on earth.
It is sad that the Minister has decided to make such a derogatory statement about Christians when the government is observing the World Interfaith Harmony Week. He should be applauding the fact that religious communities in our country teach their people of justice, peace and harmony which has helped to make our nation what it is today.
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