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Kong Hee pleads to God to ‘protect’ him

Posted by temasektimes on July 11, 2012

Disgraced founder of City Harvest Church (CHC) Kong Hee has called on God to ‘protect’ him in the face of his legal troubles.

Kong Hee was charged along with four other board members of CHC for misusing up to S$50 million dollars of the church’s funds to further the music career of his singer wife Ho Yeow Sun, a charge which he has strenuously denied.

In a post on his Facebook, Kong Hee pleaded to God to ‘protect’ him:

His call was answered by many fellow CHC members who prayed for him:

“Amen! Because of His great love for us, God who is rich in mercy.. who give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.. Amen! Keep believing and trusting in Him, Pastor Kong!” – Karen Kwan

“Amen! God will hide you under the shadow of His wings and bring to nought all your adversaries…” – Constance Wong

Kong will return to court again on 25 July. If convicted, he could face life imprisonment.

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83 Responses to “Kong Hee pleads to God to ‘protect’ him”

  1. From A Distance said

    Don’t worry so much Mr Hong Hee….God is “watching” you closely!

  2. dy2lyv said

    Thou shall not call the name of the Lord in vain

  3. weak justice said

    I will pray to god to help him…GO TO JAIL FOR LIFE!!!

    • Singapooran said

      I will pray together with you. Hope his wife will join him too.. Since they are so LOVING!!!! Amend!!

  4. Singapore Talent said

    Interesting…if he is really innocent…need God to help meh?…

    • jo said

      Kong Hee would not be in trouble if he had been praying to the god of no mercy as well as not imitating god of no mercy’s brainwashing activities for personal benefit.

    • Cool said

      Interesting ! After cheated God $$$, then ask God to protect him !

      OMG !

  5. derp said

    I think he pray to Satan better la. God’s territory got no place for devil wannabes and whores in disguise.

  6. Tsk Task said

    He’s dragging in an accomplice?
    Misuse of religion and continue to be supported by his brainwashed followers. How sad ….

  7. If he knows there is today why do it. 早知有今天何必当初。

  8. Jin said

    Seriously, some of those people are hopeless.

  9. JamesCK said

    Lets not waste any more money and lock him up for good.
    Believe many inmates need his sermon & lets see how those inmates can get their prayers come true with no tithes.
    Hahahaaaa.

  10. Dan said

    Kiong Hee needs to pay more tithes in order to get the blessings, orelse it will all be empty prayers

  11. Busybody said

    Good beget good n bad beget bad. Dare to do then he shld dare to take responsibility. Why hv to ask for protection if he had done the right things. God will not intervene in human biz.

  12. Vanessa said

    God will be the good justice… Put him to jail for life….amen.

  13. waaaaad said

    go jail pls go jail pls go jail pls

  14. kbkb said

    I do wrong thing also go kwan im temple ask for protection. Obviously I think he also think he do wrong thing. Otherwise ask god protect what?

  15. P Koh said

    God help those who help themselves. God cannot interfere with the Law of Nature and the behaviour of Human Being who has to take full resonsibility for his own actions. Many fail
    to realize that God does not protect or punish human beings who are themselves responsible
    for their own pain and pleasures. Human beings can only pray to God for strength and have
    Faith in God and through their prayers find solace or solutions to their problems. If God interferes
    then He has to decide who should or should not be helped and that is favourtism and the world
    will be chaotic.

  16. patin said

    我相信..上帝只保佑..誠實的人
    I believe .. God … ONLY..bless .. honest

  17. lolkey said

    He has 439 likes in 3 hours from his ardent fans, who need God?

    Check through the 439 likes to see if there’s one named God?

    • mahbok tan said

      ha ha ha…..thats funny….but hor kong hee can’t afford to laugh liao….he is dreaming to be in Changi Resort ALONE for life…..so how to laugh …!!!

  18. pay said

    God knows all your deeds and given we know he works in mysterious ways, sometimes salvation for his servants may come in unlikely forms. Like in a prison cell, cleansed from all and born again. Amen.

  19. patin said

    有人說..信仰..宗教…是一種迷信 . 但有許多信徒信他..到底是信他什麼 ?? 信他的法力.他的誠實..為人.甜言蜜語..行為還是他迷人的風釆??? 值得這許多人還在支持他…???… Oh My God

    Some people say that .. belief .. religion … is a superstition, but there are many followers believe him .. in the end is believe to him what?? Believe in his magic. His honesty .. man sweet .. behavior or his charmingimpress the wind??? worth so many people still support him …??? … Oh, the My God

  20. Zero responsibility said

    Then who protects the church funds?

  21. Kenny said

    The Bible says to tell the truth.
    So why is Kong Hee still professing that he is innocent? The right thing to do is to come clean with his followers whom he has deceived and also misused the money they entrusted him with and to ask for their forgiveness. If he is innocent, why does he need to pray to God to protect him? Perhaps he should follow the path so many desperate Christians have done : they have tried to cover all bases by going to the Chinese temples and even seeking black magic via bomohs.
    I hope the law will come down heavily on him and sentence him to a life sentence, as what Kong Hee is doing by claiming that he is wrongly accused, is to tar the Christian religion in the eyes of non-Christians, as well as to stir up ill sentiments against the government.

  22. Martin said

    After scientists declared the confirmation of the existence of the ‘God particle’, you people still believe in God meh?

  23. Crap said

    Strange y need god to protect him if he think he has done nothing wrong.. Ohh I know he feel guilty.. If not guilty then y waste time that few second or minutes can do a few push up and pick litter that is more healthy..

  24. Ben said

    如果他真的是有犯罪,神真的會保護社會斯文敗類嗎?神真的不會只保護好人,還社會公義嗎?無知的迷途羔羊,還是知名的神父,日後分曉!!!

  25. Bernard Deng said

    God will send him to prison for a long long time to preach. Hopefully he does not reach the inmates the “Finer Art of Conning.”

  26. watuthinking said

    These CHC really no logic. Obviously god wanted KH jailed, why else would it turn out this way.

  27. True BLUE Sinkie said

    GOD cant protect him cos the court of law in Singapore will decide if he is is guilty, and he will be. Only GOD can forgive his sins, while the court will not. Kong Hee can go to Changi Hotel to write his book

  28. Blue Nights said

    What if the prosecuting team members are also Christian and praying to the same god to help them win the case. This is tricky isn’t it?

  29. people liberation army said

    早知如此何必当初!
    换来的只是一埸悪梦!
    还是回归原点。
    俗话说:是你的就是你的,不是你的锁定铁夹萬也会飞掉!命中注定,福贵在天!强求不得!

  30. Religious freak said

    Read Psalms 38.

    A psalm of David, asking God to remember him.

    1 O Lord, don’t rebuke me in your anger
    or discipline me in your rage!
    2 Your arrows have struck deep,
    and your blows are crushing me.
    3 Because of your anger, my whole body is sick;
    my health is broken because of my sins.
    4 My guilt overwhelms me—
    it is a burden too heavy to bear.
    5 My wounds fester and stink
    because of my foolish sins.
    6 I am bent over and racked with pain.
    All day long I walk around filled with grief.
    7 A raging fever burns within me,
    and my health is broken.
    8 I am exhausted and completely crushed.
    My groans come from an anguished heart.

    9 You know what I long for, Lord;
    you hear my every sigh.
    10 My heart beats wildly, my strength fails,
    and I am going blind.
    11 My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease.
    Even my own family stands at a distance.
    12 Meanwhile, my enemies lay traps to kill me.
    Those who wish me harm make plans to ruin me.
    All day long they plan their treachery.

    13 But I am deaf to all their threats.
    I am silent before them as one who cannot speak.
    14 I choose to hear nothing,
    and I make no reply.
    15 For I am waiting for you, O Lord.
    You must answer for me, O Lord my God.
    16 I prayed, “Don’t let my enemies gloat over me
    or rejoice at my downfall.”

    17 I am on the verge of collapse,
    facing constant pain.
    18 But I confess my sins;
    I am deeply sorry for what I have done.
    19 I have many aggressive enemies;
    they hate me without reason.
    20 They repay me evil for good
    and oppose me for pursuing good.
    21 Do not abandon me, O Lord.
    Do not stand at a distance, my God.
    22 Come quickly to help me,
    O Lord my savior.

  31. Pantatko said

    Pray hard hard lah dol…before sentence eat pig many many

  32. mahbok tan said

    If I were KH , at this moment i would have take leg run fast fast or swim fast fast to JB or Batam and make for the open world or the thousands island in philipines……!!!
    Coz in Sgpore unless ur surname is LEE u are save….!!!!

  33. cc chia said

    God’s plan may not be to “save” Kong Hee, but to have him in jail for life so that he can minister to the many non-believers also in jail.

    Wonder why CHC and Kong Hee always stress so much on money and riches? This is not what Christianity is all about. Anyway, for a rich man to go to heaven, it is as difficult to do so as “a camel passing thru the eye of a needle”.

  34. Crime and Punishment said

    yea guilty, that’s why need so much protection. he already has members protecting him and CHC on the internet

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/ronald-wong/the-last-16-months-of-my-life/10150286461957127

  35. jf said

    What? Kong He does not want God’s will for him? Jesus was also against God’s will when he was on the cross. At the last, bo bian, he said “ok God do what you want no matter how painful.” CHC members, pray that Kong Hee will accept God’s will. For God’s glory.
    Bus seriously, there is a Chinese saying about how “a hero cannot overcome the wishes/temptations of feminine wiles.” If HYS did not seek vainly for her own glory, then no pressure on KH in this direction.

  36. kaypoh said

    Maybe he can start a new Changi Huat ah! Church later….. fellow inmates can tithe 10% of their ____ & he can bend over to receive it? :)

    • Actualization said

      Satan Kong currently began to feel the date to his superbly upgraded God House is closing in and dooming in. God loves him so much till his Sentosa Cove will be upgraded so swiftly to vastly huge God House at Changi vicinity. He need not even have to spend a single cent ! as a matter of fact, this ashore will be provided , free food, free drinks, free medical treatment except that medical check up, he has to be in shackles and handcuffed.

      • mahbok tan said

        and all his followers would love to follow him or visit him at Changi H. C. ….!!! Wow those warden will have a hell of time later to choose the best of the best …..wakakaka…!

      • kaypoh said

        free sodomy too?

  37. Kong hee dun forget god always have a plan for u! Must always trust god, maybe god send u as his servent to changi prison to be a full time pastor there than u can share the gosper with ur in mates i will pray hard for u.!! Start a changi prison chc lo no bad what!!

  38. Ray said

    I think let us get something straight: he is charged, he is accused but he is not yet sentenced nor found guilty. He has not disgraced anyone, yet. As much as I do not like him nor how his CHC does things, I think TT is just too much calling someone disgraced when he has not been proven guilty.
    I think TT is the one disgraced here.

  39. Yayrhah said

    In the Jail cell, would Kong Hee still be able to post on Facebook?

  40. hachoo said

    I recall a saying that goes like this; ” religion is not a spare tyre that you pull out in case of emergency, its rather the steering wheels that help steer you in the right direction”.

    therefore, if you make the wrong turn, too bad….just make sure you know how to detour or make a U-turn and start your journey all over again.

  41. spotlessleopard said

    Every Minute a SHEEPLE is born…Pastor Kong will not have to worry there are insufficient sheeple to pray for him……meanwhile give until your heart aches and God will reward you 30 fold, 60fold, 100fold…Amen

  42. Daft Peasants said

    He should sing 陈小春’s song: 神~啊,救救我吧,这把年纪了,还是得去蹲监牢……..

  43. dred said

    let’s get real…how many of us have prayed to “God’ to rescue us in times of trouble..even to pass an exam we were too lazy to study. So , this poor guy is just doing the same thing.
    And the ‘jokes’ of receiving 10% protein tithes etc from fellow in- mates , obviously show some do not understand the trauma of rape..regardless of whether you are male or female.Grow up.
    As Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery..’Let anyone of you who is without sin throw the first stone at her.” Same goes for this guy. I do not agree with what he has done at all with his ministry, but then even the apostle Paul wrote..” The good I want to do I do not do, the evil I do not want to do,this I find myself doing…What wretch I am. But praise be to God , there is no condemnation for me , who is in Christ Jesus.”
    Perhaps the Lord will send him to start a new CHC..’Changi Harvest Church.”…that is because Jesus also gave His life for every single prisoner in Changi and all around the world. Nothing is wasted by God. And if indeed this man is guilty of breaking man’s law, then it is also the law of God that mercy prevails over judgement. As Jesus said to his future murderers,’I desire mercy , not sacrifice.”
    Wouldn’t it be an incredible come back for him, if he does convert all in Changi, from sinners to saints.
    If I were satan, I would not want him sent to Changi.
    If I were Jesus, I would want him sent to Changi.
    It will be God’s mercy to the inmates if He sends one of his pastors to prison to reach out to the lost in this manner..and in so doing,allow the pastor to work out his own redemption….practicing what he has preached…walking the walk he has talked about.
    We should all likewise repent of our sins, less we die in them…even if we are godless, we can repent to one another..humans to humans.

    • kaypoh said

      Perhaps, and I believe you are a good Christian…. but SIN is a peculiarly Christian concept.

      So IF Hitler repented after killing 5 mil Jews & causing some 10 million deaths…. then, God forgives him?

      With good behavior, maybe he can come out in time to enjoy his CPF? And as an FT, we should help him “reintegrate” into society?

      • dred said

        Sin is not a christian concept at all..it is common to all man, for it is in all of us…what is sin? It is as defined by the story of Adam..disobedience to your God.(whatever your understanding of god maybe).
        No, God does not and did not forgive Hitler of his war crimes, but had Hitler not committed suicide, but committed his life to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and faced the punishments due for his war crimes, his body may perish but his soul is salvaged.
        That is the true message of Jesus..God is the judge, but through the life and death of Jesus, there is salvation through the judgement…not before.However if we judge ourselves, then God does not need to judge us.That is why the tax collector who prayed at the back of the temple,”God have mercy on me, for I am a sinner” went home justified, but the religious leader who stood in the front of the congregation and said,” I have not done such and such ” and boasted of his integrity remained guilty before God.(Consider the man we are reading about..it would have been better for him to remain silent and wait on the Lord’s decision, and if he were to pray and plead, he should do so in secret as Jesus taught his disciples)
        All will be judged by God..christians included, however, through faith in the vicarious sacrifice of Jesus, those who put their faith in Him, find salvation through the judgement.
        However , the forgiveness comes only after repentance…and , as a sign that , Jesus has the authority to forgive sins, He healed those who are sinners..and declared that all who has faith in Him can do the same.(John 14:12).
        Whatever, will face this man the rest of his life is irrelevant..what is relevant is this, with repentance and unwaivering faith..he will yet see the salvation of Jesus Christ in his life, despite being a sinner.
        My prayer is that you , will find Jesus in your search for meaning and justice in this fragile and chaotic life.
        ps..I am not a ‘good christian’..for no one is good except God alone..and i am not even a ‘christian’.Just another sinner who knows Jesus is the Son of God.

      • Fruit tree said

        Sin is a religious concept ……. Sin is a wrong doing** that is abhored in the eyes of God. So different religion have different definition or sin. Catholic consider divorce as a sin but other Christians don’t !!! …… Christians (not all who profess to be one is one, nor all church is one too) believe that sin is inherent to the human race due to our first father, Adam.
        We live our lives and make the various decisions …………. some help others and some hurt others. All of us have our ‘reasons’ – including Hilter !!! In the eyes of the Christian God – we are all equal and equally loved by God (including Hilter and all the human ‘monsters’) …….. coz, God’s love is perfect. He has no favourites ……….. this is where it gets difficult for non-Christians to understand, appreciate and accept ………. coz, we look at the world through our own human eyes. God looks at us differently …….. some things we do hurt others and also him but yet he would not stop us ………. he merely gives us the freedom of choice to decide.
        God is like the gentlest of breeze and the softest of prompt in your heart ………. against the hurricane of passion and drums of the world. Be still and know that I am here ………. its here where He resides and hope that you heard him and make the decision out of love for him and your fellow beings.

    • dan2429E said

      ….faith to believe is a gift from God….
      ….therefore you do not choose whether to believe or not…..
      ….it is God who does the choosing…..

      • Fruit tree said

        ………. but woe to the false phophet. There will be many who comes and say that I am “He’ …….. do not believe in them. Look at the fruits from the tree to judge if the tree is good or bad.

    • Fruit tree said

      I am sorry to disagree with you coz, Khong Hee is NOT a Christian. “do not think that just because you are the sons of Abraham you will be saved, because God and make these stones into sons of Abraham”. Just coz he called himself a Christian and a pastor he is one? Look at the fruits he has produced?………. what kind of fruits? Mainly people converted to ‘Christianity’ because of material promises? ….. I cannot and shall not judge whats in his heart (that’s only for God) but I only say what I can see ……… and I can’t see any good fruits that is Godly – through my own tinted and impaired eyes.

    • bambam said

      If I were satan, I would not want him sent to Changi.
      If I were Jesus, I would want him sent to Changi.
      If I were a fairy, I’d give everyone pink cupcakes with magic sprinkles!

      If I were a judge, a guilty person has “sinned” and will be sent to prison to be “condemned” and set as an example for others of what is W-R-O-N-G.

    • bambam said

      To sum, wake up to the real world and start weighing reality with grand theory of theology.

      Wrong doing has consequences, and trusts must be reevaluated.

      Is Madoff a con artist? Absolutely not! Because he invests in the stock market, and stock value is founded in firm foundation of economic and cash generation ability of a firm. *writes check for Madoff*

  44. 龍的传人 said

    我信主耶稣!
    我是主耶稣的忠贞仆人!
    我愿意为上帝主耶稣奉献一切!
    只有上帝主耶稣能引导我走光明正大的道行!

  45. EX-CON said

    Kong should not be allowed access to Internet, iPhone, iPad, etc once he become a resident of Singapore’s version of Supermax. This is to prevent him from running CHC while serving time. Let A Zulkanian, J Pringle and others run the show in Kong’s absence. I only hope these foreign preachers will not be carbon copies of Kong.

  46. Wolf in pastor's clothing said

    Wah, he wants god to protect him from his misdeeds and be an accomplice ah? Wants god to turn a blind eye? Really very daring leh, this false prophet.

  47. Bastardo Degenerado said

    Con is very desperate now that he is even afraid of his own shadow. He should stop his rants as God is truly no respector of persons. He should also know better that God is not blind to the avarice and deception practised by Con and his hatchet men.

  48. Best Bet said

    According to the Bible, “the whole world [will be] held accountable to God” (Romans 3:19). Fortunately, God sent Jesus to fulfill the law because he knew that human beings were incapable of doing so themselves: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matthew 5:17).

  49. Yeah. God will protect him by sending him to Jail. After all, God works in mysterious ways doesn’t he?

  50. Peter Thong said

    Khong Hee should remember well his sermon ……….. “sow your seed (donate) and God will ‘explode’ rewards onto you” …… well, I believe that he is now reaping his reward ……. He has used God’s name and blessings in vain……..
    How to tell if a fruit tree is good? Look at the fruits it bears ………… what kind of fruits has CDC and Khong Hee beared? The huge mansion in USA? Suntec City? …………… in all his sermons, there’s always talk about rewards and such ……… what happened to salvation??? ………… ooops, sorry nothing happened to Salvation coz it was never there in the first place.

  51. stevenado said

    Any serious wrong doing in $$$ matters in any religious organisation must be thoroughly investigated by the authority.Now that kong hee and other were being charged, he is asking God for protection.Protection from being charged by the authority?.So God must be very busy preventing the authority from investigations?All of us should pray to God not to let the authority increase prices on utilities and essential food.Common lah…millions of $$$$ pouring in every weeks….after doing some cosmetics charity,still pouring in.Man by nature is GREEDY!!!To be honest, if I am in ah hee’s shoes, I might be owing a A380 plane….even after finishing my message, $$$$ still pouring in….how? how?

  52. Wake Up said

    God will punish a false prophet. Do not call his name in vain. Punishment is suffering. Then one truly learns.

  53. Leading by Example said

    How does Kong’s extravagant lifestyle square with the biblical teaching that one should not love the things of this world? Kong has shown utter contempt for the divine injunction against materialism and he is now reaping what has sown. Kong and other like-minded pastors are unfit to lead and should relinguish their positions promptly before they are exposed as frauds.

  54. CHC Supporter said

    Pastor Kong Hee is rich becos he is fully blessed by God. Why is everyone so envious of his success ? He has done his best to spread the gospel and bring joy to all he knows. Even though, it seems he has broken some laws but let God decide his destiny. May God bless him and his family for whatever outcome forthcoming.

    • Cool said

      So, u mean KH is so rich becos he is fully blessed by God… No becos he had cheated church fund ?… So u rich too becos u also fully blessed by God ! So u mean God is selfish that only blessed some selected ppl..
      I thought God love and bless everyone who pray to him..we are all children of God !

      • CHC Supporter said

        God chooses who He will bless.
        Just like He chooses who are his children.
        You don’t choose God.
        God chooses you according to His will.
        Wealth comes from God and if He chooses you to be rich then so be it and you cannot change it.
        Similarly, vice versa also applies.

    • dred said

      Your pastor is rich because he pays himself a large salary…not because he is blessed by God.
      It is his choice to receive his reward now….for did not my Lord Jesus clearly say,’Woe to you who are rich, for you have received your reward now.”
      so all this is part of his reward.

  55. Magdalena said

    I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and
    entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I found this in my search for something relating to this.

    Magdalena

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