Entry: Government, Politics and Patriotism Dec 8, 2003



7th December 2003
Government, Politics and Patriotism
John Chung and Dr. Goh Chee Leong



Be politically aware – you’re not too young to be.
The students are the conscious of the country – Chee Leong
As citizens, we are in touch with politics every day of our lives. The university students of other countries rose. We can because we’re idealistic. The important thing here is that your passion is not lost.

Recognizing the authority of the government doesn’t mean we follow (blind allegiance). In Paul’s age, the people respectfully disagreed with the government. “You have the right to have the law that I can’t preach but I can choose to disobey that law because of God’s law. You would have to put me into prison but hey, I choose to submit to God’s law”. Here’s principle against God’s law. Stand up when you need. We love the country, yes, we do.

When I’m patriotic, I’m loyal to the country and I fight for the people. When you respect the government, the authority, you do things within the boundaries of the law. Martin Luther King Jr. was a politician. His ministry was politics. His ministry naturally flowed out to his politics.

Very few people have convictions to get into politics. How can we be salt and light to the world when we don’t know our world? You must be aware to be sent. Know what’s happening in your country and in the world – not for knowledge’s sake but for ‘making difference’ sake.

The church was complacent when it came to WW2. Many Christians closed one eye when they knew. Don’t play ignorance. Open your eyes and respond.

   1 comments

Hedonese
June 9, 2007   02:09 AM PDT
 
Wow, that's a great topic! Thanks for sharing it... christians need to be aware and do their part in being salt and light in society.

I was an ex Help CF treasurer hehehe

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