"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"I want to remind them to not be excessive in their demands,” said Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali

Are we not witnessing how Muslims excessively demand for mosques built  in our cities and the Qur'an being translated to local languages even Muslims are minorities? While we, non-Muslims living in their cities have to live in constant fear from threat and violence from its own people according to the dictates of their secular laws? Sensitivities demands equal sensitivity so please do not think that a translation of the Bible to local Malaysian languages could make a Muslim a convert. Our Bible is a "corrupted book" right? So there is nothing to be afraid of.  All we wanted is to share with non-Christians a "best selling novel" called THE BIBLE and maybe some would want to believe in a book that has been "corrupted" according to the Islamic teachings. -CD2000
Don’t test patience of Malays, Perkasa warns Christians Comments @ JihadWatch  By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal 
The Perkasa chief accused Christians of exploiting
sensitive issues ahead of the Sarawak elections.
KUALA LUMPUR (The Malaysian Insider) — Christians should be wary of making unreasonable demands such as asking that bibles be printed in Bahasa Malaysia, Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali said today. 
The Malay rights group president said that Malays have been patient for “far too long” and have allowed non-Malays to make excessive demands. 
“How many Malays are Christian? Why do you have to have bibles in Bahasa? Why not use bahasa Iban, or Kadazan? 
“This is a problem of national security ... we (Malays) have been far too giving, I want to remind them to not be excessive in their demands,” said Ibrahim. 
“They are not the majority of the country,” he stressed.
The Pasir Mas MP said that the reason why the Christian community were making demands now was because Sarawak elections were underway. 
“They are taking advantage of the elections, they raise these things and we cannot object ... they are trying to exploit sensitive issues,” added Ibrahim. 
“We have not brought up the issue of our rights,” he said. 
Christian groups have been locked in a dispute with the government over the usage of Malay language bibles, or Alkitab, and over the 35,000 new copies that have been impounded in Kuching and Port Klang by the home ministry. 
The ministry then allowed the bibles to be released on condition of being stamped with serial numbers and the phrase “For Christians only”. Christian groups had initially refused to abide by these conditions and have not collected the copies. 
The Najib administration said yesterday that the Malay bible importers have now agreed to collect the 35,000 copies impounded in Port Klang and Kuching. 
However, the importers of the books in Port Klang have said the bibles will not be sold or distributed, but will be preserved as museum pieces to illustrate what Christians have called the “defacement” of their holy book. 
Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Mahmood Adam said the 10-point solution proposed last week had “paved the way” for the importers, Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) and The Gideons, to collect the books. 
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein himself had also been quoted as saying that the latest move was a “positive response” to the Cabinet’s collective decision in drawing up the 10-point solution.

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