Sunday, 10 April 2011

A call for patience and careful consideration


To the Christians of Sarawak.


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7th April 2011

CFM Media Statement

The statements of regret and appeals for forgiveness expressed by the Government of Malaysia with respect to the impounding and stamping of the Bahasa Malaysia Bible, the Alkitab, resonate deep within the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM).

As a body that brings together a wide cross-section of the Christian community in Malaysia, we know about the sinfulness of man and have experienced the forgiveness of God. As such, we receive these expressions with all the sincerity with which they are offered.

We believe the Government's proposals represent a basis for further dialogue and engagement towards a viable long-term and comprehensive solution.

As such, CFM feels that this process ought not to be hurried. Its constituent bodies are currently undertaking their own internal consultations prior to responding collectively to the 10-point resolution proposed by the Government.

We call for patience and perseverance, and continued prayer and quiet reflection, as we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in our deliberations.

Yours sincerely,
Bishop Ng Moon Hing
Chairman and the Executive Committee,
Christian Federation of Malaysia

1 comment:

  1. "The statements of regret and appeals for forgiveness expressed by the Government of Malaysia.."

    Haven't read them as "appeals for forgiveness". Are these factual or an interpretation by the CFM Executive C'tee?

    If the former, it's unbecoming of the Government. Regret is sufficient, as the issue has valid views that represent the majority of the population - the Muslims. Why so condescending?

    If the latter, it shows the exploitation of the CFM C'ttee of anything said by the Government that they can use to their advantage.

    A lot has been said and authorities quoted on why the word Allah should not be used by Christians in this country. It may be used by the Arab Christians in the Middle East because it's a word their language.

    In Malaysia the Malay word Tuhan already serves the purpose of referring to the Trinity of The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost.