Eld Ho Yew Kee

A True Church in Confusing Times

The apostle Peter gave a very solemn warning to the readers in 2 Peter 2:1.  He said, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves”.  Peter taught the readers that false prophets and teachers will be part and parcel of the Christian community.

 

A Time Traveller

We are all time travelers in a sense as we exist in time.  However, the challenge is that our time travelling is unidirectional, namely, we can only go forward in time but never able to return back to the past to amend our episodes.  This makes time travelling perilous because it means that we only pass each time marker but once.  We cannot go back to a missed graduation or undo a bungled careless action.

 

Test the spirits

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

(1 John 4:1)

Beware of Covetousness

“Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

Fallen Man – Financial Prudence Abused (Matt 6:19-34)

This pastoral letter applies the sermons we had on man and connect this with wealth – a matter we cannot live without.  As an accountant, I have been schooled in the art of stewardship and accountability in wealth and I am characterized by prudence.  I embrace the values of older Singaporeans who are savers.  I work hard to make a decent living, careful in spending and will squirrel away the excesses to provide for the future.  The Bible does exhort prudence (Proverbs 10:4-5; 30:24-25).  However, when does prudence become greed and is abused?  These are real questions as I traverse two camp

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