Kong guilty but not sorry for his crimes against City Harvest Church (Part 1)

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Jesus Christ calls false teachers and prophets “lawless ones.” Even before God’s throne, they even try to convince Christ Himself of their innocence. (Matthew 7.) By now, it is plain as day, that Kong Hee is a criminal before God and man. He is to BE REJECTED by Christians for unrepentance and sins (1 Corinthians 5(. To embrace him his to partake in his wickedness and to unlovingly destroy him eternally.

The world is seeing the lawlessness of Kong Hee and City Harvest Church. Christians MUST excommunicate Kong Hee from the Christian community of faith, strip him of his false credentials and have nothing to do with him until he comes to grip with his numerous crimes. To endorse a criminal is to make God himself look like criminal and will only promote a spirit of lawlessness in the church.

To allow Kong Hee and CHC to revel in their sin is to to spit in the face of God’s law and saving grace.

The Mother.sg reports*:

City Harvest founder Kong Hee’s first post-guilty verdict comment on Facebook shows he’s still not sorry

He also at no point admits he has done anything wrong.

In the moments after Judicial Commissioner See Kee Oon read his guilty-as-charged verdict to a packed courtroom in Singapore’s State Courts on Wednesday morning, City Harvest church founder Kong Hee, when approached by reporters outside, said, “No, not now.”

Some 30 hours later, he finally broke his silence on Thursday afternoon with a post to his public Facebook page that looks suspiciously like the statement his wife published on their church’s Facebook page and website a day earlier:

Dear Church and friends,

By now, you would have heard that the judge has rendered his decision in the long-running trial.

This is a difficult time for me, and especially for my family, just as it is for the other co-accused persons.

As was the case throughout these past three years of court trial, and the earlier two years of investigation, I have put my faith and my all in God, and trust that whatever the outcome, He will use it for good in His time and in His way (Rom. 8:28; Eccl. 3:11). My family and I are continually assured and strengthened by the love and support shown to us during this entire time. We thank you for your prayers and encouragement, as they mean a lot to us. Please keep praying for me and those involved in the trial, for our families, and especially for the congregation of City Harvest Church, which I love so dearly with all my heart.

The days and steps ahead are challenging, but with God’s grace and love, I have no fear. The Lord Jesus, my Good Shepherd, will lead and guide. I will obey, I will follow, by faith.

Love in Christ,

Kong Hee

親愛的弟兄姐妹與朋友:

現今,你應該已經聽聞法官為這漫長審訊發表的裁決。

對我而言,尤其是我的家人,這是非常困難的時期;我相信對於其他被告也是如此。

在過去三年的法院審訊與早前兩年的調查中,我將一切完全擺上信靠神,不管結果如何,神要按祂的時機、祂的方式叫我們得益處;現今也不例外(羅8:28;傳3:11)。我和我的家人常常因為你們在這段時間所給予的愛和支持得到肯定和力量。感謝你們的禱告和鼓勵,這對我們而言非常重要。請繼續為我和所有受審的人以及我們的家人禱告,尤其為我深愛的城市豐收教會會眾代禱。

前面的日子與道路崎嶇難行,但有神的恩典與慈愛,我不畏懼。主耶穌,我的好牧者,會帶領引導我。我會憑信心順服、跟隨。

基督愛裡
康希

[Source: Kong Hee, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/konghee/posts/10153027422951895, October 22 at 7:28pm. (Accessed 15/11/2015.)]

Now, well and good for him to say what he wants to his followers, but we’d like to highlight a couple things he posted:

1. Kong: “Please keep praying for me and those involved in the trial”

Well, Kong, the trial is over, and as even you admitted, the tribe judge has spoken. You, and your five friends (okay four friends and one ex-friend) are guilty. And convicted. Of all the charges that all of you faced.

Sure, you guys  might appeal the decision, but the fact remains the trial is over. There is no more trial to be involved in. Unless you’re referring to the five-year “trial” all of you are going through?

2. Kong: “I have put my faith and my all in God, and trust that whatever the outcome, He will use it for good in His time and in His way (Rom. 8:28; Eccl. 3:11)”

Here’s what Romans 8:28 says:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been calledaccording to his purpose.

(Which may or may not be yours. Here’s a comment on your post, too:

Screenshot from Kong Hee's Facebook postScreenshot from Kong Hee’s Facebook post

… yep.)

And here’s what Ecclesiastes 3:11 says:

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3 is a famous passage now commonly titled as “A time for everything”. If you take a look at it, a bit further down, you’ll also notice the following:

From verse 15:

Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account.

And from verse 17:

“God will bring into judgment
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
a time to judge every deed.”

Sure, God will use the outcome (which was already determined yesterday, if you remember — weren’t you there?) for good, and yes, in his time and way.

Which isn’t necessarily yours.

3. Kong: “The judge has rendered his decision”

Yeah, what’s with not even saying what the “decision” was? (It’s guilty, by the way.)

All the way till now, are you truly still convinced that you and your fellow church leaders have done no wrong at all?

People reading your post were unable to understand what you meant, for instance:

Screenshot from Kong Hee's Facebook page
Screenshot from Kong Hee’s Facebook page
Screenshot from Kong Hee's Facebook page
Screenshot from Kong Hee’s Facebook page

Why the vagueness? Don’t you want to come clean even to your faithful followers?

4. Kong: “This is a difficult time for me, and especially for my family, just as it is for the other co-accused persons.”

The meaning of “accused”:

Screenshot from Google search
Screenshot from Google search

Correction: you’ve all been found guilty. Which means you’ve been convicted. The issue of whether or not you guys committed a crime is no longer in question, therefore you are no longer accused.

The meaning of “conviction”, as defined by Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers:

Screenshot from AGC website
Screenshot from AGC website

Kong’s post was followed by more than a hundred encouraging comments, and this one from literary critic and poet Gwee Li Sui, which was later hidden from the thread:

Screenshot from Kong Hee's Facebook page
Screenshot from Kong Hee’s Facebook page

And all that’s left are prayers and encouragement.

Surely, this is a difficult time for Kong, his family and his five fellow convicts. We shouldn’t be beating them when they’re down. But one only has to look at their comments and posts in the hours following their conviction to see that they still don’t think they have done wrong, much less committed serious crimes.

And that bears some contemplation indeed.

Source: By Jeanette Tan, City Harvest founder Kong Hee’s first post-guilty verdict comment on Facebook shows he’s still not sorry, http://mothership.sg/2015/10/city-harvest-founder-kong-hees-first-post-guilty-verdict-comment-on-facebook-shows-hes-still-not-sorry/, Published 22/10/2015. (Accessed 15/11/2015.)

* Sources added to quotes. Screen grab of Kong Hee’s statement added below.

proof_FBKongHeeStillInnocent_15-11-2015

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1 thought on “Kong guilty but not sorry for his crimes against City Harvest Church (Part 1)”

  1. Mavis Chionh Spore COC/CAD DPP: ” Kong Hee is a well prctised liar.” He persists with his lies and putting a twisted spin on the fact that he is a convicted criminal. If one reads the honourable Judge See’s 270 page report it’s blatantly obvious that the judge just comes short of calling Kong Hee a lying conman.
    By Kong Hee’s own admission he is where he is today because of one Phil Pringle.
    In Changi prison, Kong can daily declare “Thanks Phil, for all your warped twisted teaching that created this mess for me.”

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