It is a message to the Church that we must arise and move as one on our convictions regarding personal purity and public morality, Marriage and Family. Howard Hendricks said: “A belief is something you will argue about. A conviction is something you will die for.” This was quoted by Lawrence Khong in his sermon on the LGBT.
I am not going to discuss Lawrence Khong’s crusade against the LGBT in
and the wear white
movement, to wear white as a sign of purity, as a sign of support for the PAP,
family and morality and all the jests. I will just touch on the difference
between belief and conviction as quoted by Lawrence Khong. He rightly said that
a belief is a belief and is something that is for people to argue about. A belief
is never the truth and you can argue till the cow comes home, it is still a
belief. Hong Lim Park
What is important is a conviction, something that one can die for. One can have a conviction to want to defend a country like being a Singaporean and believing that this island belongs to Singaporeans. On the other hand one can have a contrary conviction that this island belongs to anyone that comes here. There are thus two elements, believing and conviction. Of course conviction is more important. If Singaporeans only believe but do not have a conviction to want to defend this island, the island will go to those who are here to take it. And the job would be much easier if the Singaporeans are willing to give the island away, or happily inviting the foreigners here to share their island.
One can also have a conviction on the right to free speech and may even die for it. One can have a conviction against gambling or any kind of crimes and wanting to fight and die for it. And of course one can have a conviction for a belief and wanting to die for the belief, like the crusaders and the IS believers.
The important thing is the conviction, not the belief or the cause one believes in. No conviction there will be no cause, no belief to die for.