CHC is just a small church
It is good and natural for the believers of CHC to pledge loyalty to Kong Hee. They know him, a friend, a pastor and a servant of God. Never mind about the indiscretion he is facing in court.
Does anyone want to think and ask a few questions like why they listen to him and go to his church? The Church, in layman terms or in believer’s term, is the house of God. They go to the church to seek God which is believed to be infallible and will not err, and will not indulge in money acquisition as an important part of spiritual uplifting.
Sinkies are legendary for being unthinking. Several generations have gone by with this spirit in them. They went to the election booth to vote for a party, not the person, not the policies. Perhaps the person is mixed up with the party. The believers of CHC are also voting blindly, not interested in questioning anything, the act, the person, the whole belief.
Did they know that God will not allow usurers and tax collectors or money lenders in his church? But what to do? The unthinking Sinkies will just vote and support blindly, as they are brought up that way. Blind following and blind obedience are what Sinkies have been indoctrinated with. The Bible said, ‘Seek ye the truth and the truth shalt set you free.’ How can one seek the truth if one refuses to think? Christianity is not meant to be a blind faith. Or is it?
In the wider context, Sinkies are resigned to buy atrociously priced public housing, quietly accepting the fate of their life savings as tax and would not even think of taking it back. My God, it is not $2 but hundreds of thousands! They are resigned to their fate and would accept any fate with empty promises. They embrace hope even knowing that it is hopeless. The believers of CHC are good representatives of the whole population, except for those in Hougang or those wanting to be Hougangkia. Many in the population will just vote blindly for the bigger church.
‘Watch out for false prophets. They will come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, of figs from thistles?’ Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.’