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Dear God, this is why Singapore needs you…

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In Singapore there is a form of godliness that is rooted in materialism and it’s called “Christless Christianity”…

At “Miracle-Seed Sunday” in Singapore’s New Creation Church last month, the pastor’s sermon was preceded by PowerPoint and video presentations, and donations were overseen by auditors.
[ Singaporeans] are flocking to a new species of churches making appeals more in common with “Material Girl” pop-singer Madonna…
Wearing a white leather jacket and jeans, Senior Pastor Joseph Prince asked God to reward a crowd of about 1,200 with houses, cars, jobs, pay raises and holidays if they contributed to New Creation’s multimillion-dollar funding drive.
Prince’s 24,000-strong flock belongs to a flourishing breed of churches from Houston to Sydney winning followers with a focus on personal well-being. As the rise of so-called mega churches helps make Christians the fastest-growing religious group

in majority-Buddhist Singapore, their fundraising prowess is also making its mark, allowing groups including New Creation and City Harvest Church to invest in some of the island’s biggest commercial properties…
Worship and Holy Communion were followed by a video about a woman who donated on Miracle Seed Sundays even when her husband’s cancer treatments saddled the couple with debt. Images of a Volkswagen and a condominium showed the rewards that came to them for giving…
The special session sought to raise funds for the church’s half of a S$976 million ($783 million) retail and entertainment complex, which includes a 5,000-seat auditorium. The venue, which will double as New Creation’s meeting place, is set to open in November with concerts by musician and producer David Foster and friends including Chaka Khan and Babyface, according to a statement from the theater.

Dear God, please turn Singapore back to yourself. Bring a revival and turn the hearts of these people back to righteousness or else these people will perish in their insatiable lust for money, materialism and a Christless form of Christianity without ever hearing about the gospel of grace and forgiveness of sins through repentance and faith in Christ alone.

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2 responses to “Dear God, this is why Singapore needs you…

  1. Jesaja 66:2 September 5, 2012 at 05:31

    Too sad…
    However, good that there are still some faithful churches in Singapore!

  2. John H January 12, 2014 at 08:45

    The gospel of opulence.
    Not by Might, Nor by Power but by my Spirit saith the LORD

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