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CHC Trial 28, January, 2014 (Day 37-Day 11 Tranche 3): Start of 13th Witness’ Testimony

Today the 13th witness, Kevin Han, began his testimony.
He was the officer in charge from CAD and he recommended that charges be brought to the church leaders.
He did not seize certain financial records from the auditors.
I heard it was a matter of debate in the court today.

The defense would like to know why he did not seize the documents.
The prosecutors argued the documents did not affect the investigation.

Now, I am reaaallly wondering what is going to happen.
If the documents reaaaaalllly do not affect the investigation, why would the prosecutors object them?
After all, wouldn’t everyone want to know the truth regardless of its relevance???
Why not let the judge decide whether or not the documents are relevant???

Tender Love. Tough Love. God is Love

Love has to be tender. Love has to be tough too. Both of them run hand in hand.

God is love. Lord Jesus, being God Himself, demonstrated this love during His earthly ministry.

Tender love.
He opened the eyes of the blind and strengthened the legs of the lame.
He restored the withered hands and cleansed the leper.
He fed the multitude and cast out demons.
He even raised the dead Lazarus.
He accepted the sinners and bringing them back to the truth.
He loved the unlovable and blessed the people around Him.

So tender.

Tough love.
He had no qualm confronting the Pharisees right at their face.
He even pronounced cursing to them: “Woe to you!!”
He publicly challenged their erroneous teaching about the Sabbath.
He drove out the merchants as they were making the Temple “a den of thieves”.
He sometimes indirectly insulted the Pharisees through parables (e.g. Luke 20:19).
He corrected (self-righteous) people around Him.

So tough.
Why did He do that?
Because He loved them and He tried His best to make them repent.
He loved them enough to tell them they were wrong.
If He had not loved them enough, He would have better spent His time doing other things.
If He had not loved them enough, He would not even have thought about them in the first place.

Such is love:
Blessing as many people as possible, yet at the same time lovingly correcting people who may not even realize they are going in the wrong path.

Posted June 17, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bible Study, Character, Thought

A Day of Discipline

Managed to delay gratification today.
Although this body said no to hard work, I still managed to force it to move and drag these feet.
Shall do it again tomorrow.

Posted June 6, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Character