Rejecting Extremism 拒绝极端主义

Here we go again. Racist verbiage and mindless chant. I thought that was the mark of the UMNO era. It seems to be gaining traction in the Harapan era as well. What are we to make of the recent “Ketuanan Melayu” congress? The world has rejected apartheid. We seem to want to return to it. History tells us many races built this nation together; we are together called Malaysians. Yet some want to rewrite history as largely the achievement of one particular race. Malaysians born here, whose ancestors have lived here for generations, and who have no other home, are labelled “migrants”. We tell the world we are a harmonious blend of cultures, races, and religions. That’s eyewash only for the gullible tourists and visitors. Beneath the veneer, a cacophony of demands are rising that only one race and one religion stands supreme.

We must never give in to extremism. Sabah and Sarawak are the deal breakers. How we vote in the coming days will determine the fate of our nation. I believe God has raised these two states to model racial harmony and religious tolerance while the rest of Malaysia wrestles with extremist elements. Today, we have two outstanding chief ministers who value moderation and reject racism. All races have learned to live together here. We eat together and even intermarry. Extremist religious parties have more often than not lost their electoral deposits here. We should continue to reject them, and give no room for such racist imports. This is a nation under a secular constitution, not an Islamic one. Now we must rise up to pray.

Last month, an open gathering of 50,000 Christians took place in Kuching to hear the gospel preached, to pray for revival, and for our nation. Two years ago, over 35,000 gathered in Penampang stadium for something similar. All races were present. God is calling us to rise up, and not leave anything to chance. If we don’t stand in the gap, the Enemy will slip in and wreak havoc. It must not happen again! Starting now into 2020, Skyline WILL pray at dawn fortnightly for our nation! Don’t miss out. Join us for CP6!

我们所担心的事恐怕又再次发生了。主张种族主义的舆论不断地充斥着整个氛围。我以为这只是巫统统治时代的印记而已。实际上,这观念似乎在希盟统治的时代也逐渐获得更多的影响力。对于近期的“马来人至上”代表大会,我们该如何应对呢?世界已经废除种族隔离制度,但我们却似乎想把它给重拾回来。历史已告诉我们,是各个不同的种族共同把这国家给建立起来的;而我们就是被称为马来西亚人。然而,有些人想要改写历史,宣称绝大多数的成就乃来自于某个种族。许多在此土生土长、祖先们已在此生活了几代之久、以马来西亚为家的人,他们统统都被标称为“移民者”。我们告诉世界,我们虽有着不同的文化、种族和宗教信仰但依旧能够和谐融洽的在一起生活。这不属实的说法就只能用于说服轻信的游客和探访者。而在这掩饰底下正酝酿着一个逐渐强烈的要求:只有一个种族和一个宗教应在这国家被推崇为至高无上的地位。

我们绝不能屈服于极端主义。沙巴和砂拉越就是阻止极端主义的关键。接下来的日子,我们如何投票将决定我们国家的命运。当其他的马来西亚人还在与种族主义分子搏斗时,我深信上帝已经兴起这两个州属作为种族和谐和宗教宽容的榜样。如今,我们有两位非常出色的首席部长,他们都非常注重种族之间的和谐并排斥极端主义。在这里的所有种族都学习了如何一起生活。我们一起聚餐,甚至彼此通婚。在这里,宗教极端主义政党往往都会失去他们的竞选能力。我们应该继续的抵制他们,并且让这些宗教主义者没有立足的余地。这个国家应在非宗教宪法之下被管理与统治,而非成为一个伊斯兰国。如今,我们应当兴起为此祷告。

上个月在古晋举办的一个福音公开聚会一共有5万名基督徒出席聆听上帝的福音,为着复兴和国家来祷告。两年前,超过3.5万人亦为了同样的目的在兵南邦体育馆聚集起来。当时,所有的友族同胞都出席了。上帝在呼召我们兴起并坚持不把一切视为理所当然,我们必须有所准备!如果我们不坚守在岗位里,那么敌人就会趁虚而入并造成巨大的伤害。此事万万不能再发生啊!从现在开始直到2020年,每两星期一次的清晨祷告会,Skyline都将会为我们的国家祷告!千万别错过。一起参与我们的CP6 – 清晨6点祷告会吧!

Ps Dr Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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