Everyone including Christians have the right to appeal against any court sentence. In this case, I feel that Kong Hee has the right to appeal if he thinks that he does not deserve the 8 year jail sentence meted to him by the district judge.
However, reading his appeal statement truly upset me as he was using the Apostle Paul’s imprisonment case to justify his need to appeal as it seems to be biblical.
Kong Hee, please do not associate and compare your current fate with that of Apostle Paul. Paul was charged by the Roman court because of the pure gospel of Christ and not because of his greed for money not his desire to promote any woman’s materialistic desires in the name of spreading the gospel. Paul did not live in luxury but worked hard to earn his living as a tent maker while preaching the gospel. He was a humble man who gives his whole life to God.
My prayer to God is that you quickly repent and acknowledge your self-glorifying and greedy desires for money.
Let me share what some of the things which really upset me about this whole saga even from a moral standpoint.
1. You expect your church members to downgrade their standard of living but you keep upgrading your own living standards.
2. The ‘love gifts’ you collected from your members to support you and Sun Ho’s lavish living expenses.
3. The China wine album which shows a monkey-face ugly woman dancing provocatively in an extremely racy and secular manner.
I was glad that the Court has finally passed the sentence so that we could have a closure and move on. Seriously, this court case has truly stumbled millions of believers and non believers in coming to know Christ. Thank God that my faith is not based on man but on Christ.
Kong Hee, I think you deserve at least 15 to 20 years in jail now. You are truly a huge disgrace to the Christian community for your unrepentant heart and greed.