The Convention's theme "Spreading Scriptural Holiness, Transforming The Nation" is also the GC's theme for the next four years.
Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong expounded the theme exceedingly well, manifesting conciseness and clarity in his points, and was unreservedly straightforward in putting forward his views which were perceived to be sensitive.
Bishop divided his theme talk into two parts. I regretably missed part 1. From some of the church members I spoke to, I was made to understand that the theme talk was well received.
The theme talk (2) was scheduled on day 2 of the Convention. It was equally an eye-opener and it raised the eye-brows of many. I followed through with note-taking to the best of my ability. At the end of Bishop's talk, an urge rose high up inwardly to share the message in my blog.
Boldness and openness were two of the main features of the theme talk. Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong essentially opened up the mindset of the audience, taking them to face up to the challenge of standing firm as Christians in this era of reform.
Thank God for speaking to us through Bishop!
Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong's theme talk was translated by Rev Dr. Tie king Tai (on the left ). Photo: Wong Meng Lei