Archive for June 2011

The Bible and Homosexuality

Some time ago, I was involved in a discussion with a friend on the topic of homosexuality.
Recently, New York has legalized gay marriage. (http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIStory_684091.html)
In Singapore, I heard gay marriage was not legalized. The reasoning was as follows:

1.) Society consists of families.
2.) Gay marriage will be risky to the concept of family.
3.) Gay marriage will compromise to the stability of society.

What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
My favorite website creation.com has written a number of posts on this matter. For instance, one can see this article: (http://creation.com/homosexual-behaviour-v-the-bible)

Firstly, let’s consider moral value.
Who has the power to decide the truth? On what basis can we say murder is wrong?
If we start from the framework of humanism (i.e. there is no God), then our sense of right and wrong is just collision of atoms in our head. What makes atoms going to the left any morally valid than atoms going to the right? For instance, do we think murder is wrong? Yet, Hitler absolutely believes murdering the Jews is morally right as he was a firm atheist.
Doesn’t it make more sense if the Creator instead decides what is right and wrong? God created the universe and decided it to run in a certain scientific laws. Wouldn’t it make more sense if the Creator of human being decides how human should behave? And indeed, God has explained His sense of right and wrong in the Bible.
Remove the Bible from the picture and we will have no objective basis on moral value. Public opinion then defines the truth.

Hence, it is understandable that gay marriage is legalized nowadays.
America is a Christian nation? I doubt that.

Am I saying the law of a country has to cite Bible verses?
No. There are many ways in which one can apply Bible verses in making regulation without citing the verses.

And now, let’s consider about homosexuality itself.

Having tendency to like the same gender is not necessarily a sin. However, acting out that tendency is a sin.
This tendency is not fundamentally different than any other sexual temptation like pornography.
We might be tempted but it is not a sin. Once, we give in to pornography, then it is a sin.

I don’t think this tendency is encoded in DNA. But even if it is, they can still choose not to act out that tendency.
For example, some people have genetic tendency toward diabetes. Yet, they can still choose to fight diabetes by consuming healthy diet and by having healthy lifestyle.

At least there are two alternatives for homosexual people:
1.) If it is indeed extremely difficult for them to live like heterosexual people, they can choose not to marry. Marriage is only for heterosexual people. Homosexual people who live in celibacy do not break God’s law.
2.) If they are really determined to live like heterosexual people, they can seek help from Exodus International or any other ministry taking care of homosexual people.

There are pastors who have found freedom from homosexuality, for example Pastor Sy Rogers.

God hates sin. God loves sinners.
Homosexuality is a sin. Homosexual people are sinners.
Hence, God hates homosexuality. But still, God loves homosexual people.

And so do we. We must never approve homosexuality.
However, we can still befriend the homosexual people and lovingly try to win them for Christ and pray for them.
It is a tough love indeed. We love them enough to tell them that homosexuality is wrong and they can find freedom in Christ.

Posted June 27, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bible Study, Thought

PicoQuant Workshop Day 5 24, June, 2011

The last day of the workshop.
The last day to enjoy free nice food, that is.

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Anyway, it is time to eat healthily in terms of quantity.

A fire performance of the floor to entertain the guests while they were having dinner.

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Smile with tongue out

Posted June 26, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food

PicoQuant Workshop Day 4 23, June, 2011

I am getting fatter..?
No problemo, I can always exercise to get rid of all the unnecessary fat.
Food everywhere. My my my. Who can resist? Smile with tongue out Smile with tongue out

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Posted June 24, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food

PicoQuant Workshop Day 3 22, June, 2011

Food everywhere!! Saved plenty $$$$!!!
But not least..
I sharpened my photography skills Smile with tongue out Smile with tongue out

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You can see the complete collection on FB, btw.

Posted June 24, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food

PicoQuant Workshop Day 2 21, June, 2011

It was only lunch.
Nevertheless, I ate a lot so that I did not need to eat dinner.
Elastic tummy. Very elastic.
I think I have gained weight because of all these free foods.
Nevertheless, as I always emphasize, losing weight is easy.

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Praise the LORD!!! Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile

Posted June 22, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food

PicoQuant Workshop 20, June, 2011 Day 1

I was supposed to be there, listening to lecture and learning new things+refreshing my memory of fluorescence technique.
After all, Einst boss sponsored my colleagues+me for this event.
Yet due to hunger and lack of sleep and unfamiliarity with the biological system, I could not focus.

Conclusion, what was I there for?
FOOODDDD!!!

Lunch time.

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Dinner time

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Praise the LORD for such a food-ful event!!

Posted June 21, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food

FB Status of the Day: GO Naruto

‎”We are fighting dreamers,
with high ambitions,
swallowing up everything,
not caring about appearances
because we believe.”

– Go (Naruto)-

You will seriously laugh until you drop.
Anyway, stay jiayou for the week ahead, ok?

The opening is here: http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/naruto/narutogo.htm

Smile with tongue out

Posted June 21, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff