Archive for March, 2011

CFM Rejects Government’s Proposal on Seized Alkitab

March 30, 2011

CHRISTIAN FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA 
(PERSEKUTUAN KRISTIAN MALAYSIA)
CFM MEDIA STATEMENT – 30th March 2011

PROTECT AND DEFEND CHRISTIANS’ RIGHT TO USE THE ALKITAB

We are grateful to Almighty God for bringing together Christian leaders from across churches in Semenanjung, Sabah and Sarawak to address the current controversy surrounding the impounding of Bahasa Malaysia Bibles, the Alkitab, at Port Klang and Kuching. This decision weighs heavily on us because of the implications not only for Christians but for all Malaysians.

We are united in our reaffirmation of the freedom of religion and worship. Therefore, our position is that there should be no restrictions, proscriptions or prohibitions whatsoever on the Bible or the use of the language of our choice in the practice of our religion, as it was in the days before and after the formation of Malaysia. (more…)

Response to Press Statement by Datuk Seri Idris Jala

March 24, 2011

On 23 March 2011, Datuk Seri Idris Jala, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, issued a press statement in The STAR which gives the impression that the government has made a great offer to Christians in solving the Alkitab issue. Christians should remain guarded about the terms of the offer. (more…)

Why Defacement of the Alkitab is Desecration

March 21, 2011

Some government officials have claimed that Christians are making an unnecessary fuss over the recent stamping of the Alkitab seized in Port Klang and Kuching. After all, they say, the Government also requires copies of the Quran to be chopped/stamped with a notice of government approval before they are sold in the shops.

Even some Christians also wonder why such a big deal is being made about the stamping since Christians, unlike Muslims, do not regard printed copies of the Bible with reverence. It is just a printed text. What matters is the message conveyed by the Bible.

This article seeks to address the failure to understand the reason for rejecting the stamping of the Alkitab. (more…)

Desecration of the Holy Bible: What If this is the Spirit of the AntiChrist?

March 19, 2011

First, an update to the Bible Desecration Crisis.

After stamping 5,000 copies of the Alkitab without seeking consent from Christians, Putrajaya went full throttle with the stamping of another 30,000 copies even  after receiving strong protests from Christian leaders. (more…)

Malay Bibles Desecrated by Malaysian Authorities

March 17, 2011

“Oh No! They killed our loved ones even though we paid the ransom.”

This is the worst nightmare experienced by people who paid ransom to kidnappers  only to find their loved ones returned to them executed.

“Oh No! They desecrated our beloved Holy Bibles.”

This is the heart wrenching experience of Malaysian Christians who found their Holy Bibles returned to them defaced and desecrated. (more…)

Shhh…Don’t Let Neighbors Know We Abuse Children! We are a Respectable and Religious Family

March 15, 2011

Shhh…Don’t Let the Neighbors Know of Our Child Abuse! We are a Respectable and Religious Family

Child abuse is not only wrong. It is repulsive. How scandalous then if the neighbors get to know that children in the house are being abused! Of course, the children have been warned with threats of punishment should they leak out the dirty family secret. After all, we are one family…ahem, I mean… 1Malaysia. The abuse becomes more hurtful and the injustice more unbearable if one child is favored while the rest of the children are abused. (more…)