Monday 27 June 2016

Why I left City Harvest Church

I reproduce below a worthy comment from "Annoymous" on my post "God & City Harvest Church"   (Link) for your reading pleasure:

"Hi Uncle,

I've just left CHC and in fact I never regret making this decision to leave CHC for these reasons:

- Prosperity Gospel

- Mismanagement of funds & the mismatch of the church's report on how the funds were being misused & the media, which is based on the evidence presented in the court.

- Lack of remorse from the church leaders as Kong Hee's apology in the church service days after the court verdict was released are not genuine.

- All 6 charged appealed for lighter sentence, which I find it absurd because if they are truly repentant, they should accept this punishment as a consequence for their actions as though God forgives them, but yet He wants them to accept their punishment as a consequences for their actions before moving on to walk right with Him.

- Obligating members to give tithes and offerings (as the church tithes and offerings envelope on the front side which looks like a corporate envelope, and on the back of the envelope, there is a form indicating to write your personal particulars and cell group name and cell group leader, and also with the option to pay tithes using credit card payment (which I find it intrusive especially when it is supposed to be privately between you/I and God)

- Crossover project, even if right now they did not proceed with that anymore, but their emphasis on "cultural mandate", which they termed it as, are tied and often they "justified" it as God's mandate over cultural mandate through the means of the crossover project, which I felt contradicted especially when a wife of a senior pastor (Sun Ho), sang secular pop songs and dress scandalously that it is too revealing and stumbles many for her so-called faith in Christ.

- Sun Ho's ordained as reverend pastor in CHC is indeed disturbing to me as well as mentioned in my previous point which has her name tarnished in 2007, and eight years later in 2015 she was being ordained as a reverend pastor is "total absurd" especially when her controversy has not waned due to the 5 year long CHC court trial.

Lastly, I agree with all the previous comments as basically this has to be warned as though CHC currently has 39.2% of Suntec shares, and I felt that members of CHC are still ultimately God's people, just that they are being steered into the wrong direction as they were mislead by their leaders, thanks to this fatal doctrine of prosperity gospel & their emphasis on materialism and status, which is contrary to God's standard of being wholehearted unto Him by fully focus on Him instead of these temporal things on earth, which these people have all failed, and that is that CHC members have failed to understand that their treasures and riches are all stored in heaven, and not on earth."


Anonymous said...

Religious liars and a city in denial. A corrupted entity doing good is like the mafias doing good - absurd, outrageous, fatalistic, misleading and with an intend to corrupt minds and spirits.

However, such corruption is permissible because we need to grow gullible and stupid people to keep Sin going.

Anonymous said...

There is a video of the dear reverend dong a 3 some with 2 black dudes. Based on that she sure has some big ass lips and she really took it all in, almost 10 inches and tithes were inserted into all 3 holes. Guess her hubby makes all the money but has a small little dick

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Anonymous said...

Brother Cabby please take good care, I would like to share with you that everyone has a past and even the saint has a past too. Nobody is without sin in this world. In a church, there are always good and bad people around. Treasure the good people that you have encountered as good memories and forgive those bad people you have encountered. You can try to go to another church for your faith. There are a lot of churches in Singapore. All the churches worship God also. Try to find a suitable church and continue your faith journey. Don’t hold your bitterness and blog about others mistakes. It is definitely won’t do you any glory also. By the way, i am a Catholic believer, Christians should try to love Christians. If cannot love then don’t hate. Life will be better when we have peace in our heart. Let the people at the CHC church experience themselves. Don’t bring them down using the internets. It is very damaging to the CHC church and those people who truly love the CHC church. Every church is not perfect and every human being is also not perfect. Let don’t judge them. God love you and may you find a church whom you love. Take good care. I would rather you use your mouth to curse and scold. After all your anger is vented out already. You can start a fresh. But to blog in the internet, will have a long damaging effect on the church and people. Hope you can do some good deeds for God. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Taxi Uncle, I really hope you can have peace and joy always. Faster go and join another church in Singapore to experience God again. There are many churches in Singapore. There are bound to have bad feelings when one person had left a place. Maybe is disappointment with something in our heart that is unable to make peace with it. Giving is voluntary. Can give then give, don’t want to give then don’t give. Those persons whom you mentioned had already went to jail. A lot of members had left also. The name of the church had suffered. The people in the church had to bear all kinds of verbal abuse, internal abuse, cursing, swearing and etc. I have personally left the CHC church after the pastor had finished his jail terms. There are a lot of churches in Singapore, join a church to continue your faith. Human beings always fail you but God won’t fail you. My personal opinion in giving offerings is always voluntary. You can don’t give if you don’t like. You can always exit the church if you don’t like. Life is simple and easy. I am not speaking up for the CHC church. I am only sharing with you on what being Christian means to me. Choose Love, choose life, choose peace, choose joy, but however you can choose war in your heart also. You can decide to choose which is more meaningful for a Christian yourself. Power, status, money, high quality life, etc or a simple and meaningful life. Please choose a church that you are comfortable with. You can throw the first stone if you think you are sinless. I will pray for you brother taxi uncle. Take care. By the way I am also a part time taxi driver and I am not ashamed on being a part time taxi driver. Happy with my life. Rocket driver or taxi driver all will die one day and God give all 24 hours a day. I don’t think rocket driver will live forever and taxi driver will live shorter life span. Cheers !