News and Views

March / April 2016 Religious Listen to audio:  The City Harvest Church (CHC), which had a congregation of 33,000 followers, got embroiled in one of the biggest corruption cases in Singapore’s 50 year history, when its founding pastor Kong Hee and five of his senior staff were charged with misuse of church funds. Singapore’s District Courts found all six guilty of acting dishonestly in conspiring to misuse church’s funds running into millions of dollars. Kong Hee was found guilty of secretly funneling $18 million (U.S.) dollars of the church’s funds into sham []

Today in Prophecy

March / April 2016 An Urbanized World “So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city” (Genesis 11:8 NAS). Listen to audio:  The human population has lived a rural lifestyle throughout most of history. The world’s population today, however, is becoming “urbanized” as people migrate to the cities. While the definition of an urban area varies from country to country, the United Nations defines settlements of over 20,000 as urban, and those with more than 100,000 as cities. []

Let us Keep the Feast

March / April 2016 “Do you not know that a little leaven ferments the whole mass? Cleanse out the old leaven, that you may be new mass, as you are unleavened; for our paschal lamb, Christ, was sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of vice and wickedness, but with the unleavened principles of sincerity and of truth” (1 Corinthians 5:6-8, Emphatic Diaglott). Ernie Kuenzli Listen to audio:  Keeping the Memorial When Paul speaks about putting away leaven, he is []

Our Lord’s Resurrection Appearances

March / April 2016 Ten is the Sum of Seven and Three “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched–this we proclaim concerning the Word of Life” (1 John 1:1 NIV). Richard Doctor Listen to audio:  The Bible records ten post-resurrection appearances that occurred following Jesus’ resurrection. (1) This is significant because in Biblical numerology ten is associated with completeness, perfection and fullness, in human affairs. Hence, there are ten fingers, ten []

He Is Risen

March / April 2016 Jesus’ Resurrection and the Ransom “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20). Robert Goodman Listen to audio:  In Matthew 28:6 we have the proclamation by the angel to Mary that “he [Christ] is risen.” This was a message of good news to deliver to the disciples. As a result, Christians everywhere repeat the words “he is risen” during the Easter season. But what does this mean and what are the implications []