Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong quoted David Aikman, saying, "The Christian moral foundation of social cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics".
Bishop then touched on what transformation would involve. Saying there is much that we need to do, Bishop outlined the following points:
1. Christians must be committed to this country (Malaysia). What implications does this have for emigration?
2. How then shall we live? Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong quoted 2 Peter 3 : 11f, saying:
-Holiness and integrity in private and public lives
-Avoid dishonest gain; and resist and expose corruption wherever possible
-Get involved if God is calling you
3. Be prepared for the long haul.
Wilberforce's battle in the British Parliament took 46 years!
Bishop then put to the congregation two thought-provoking questions:
1. What plans do you have for your children?
"Bear in mind that, in history, a lot of movements started with the young people," Bishop said.
2. The power of prayers
Pray hard to let God use us to make Malaysia a better country!
The picture shows The Hoover Mission House and Hoover Square. Photo: David Ling