Friday, September 11, 2009

Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong knows about this blog?

Today while corresponding with a friend who has attended Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong's weekly preaching, I was told that this blog might has already been known to him.

Not sure if Rev. Dr. Tong was referring to this blog when he said that (paraphrase), "Someone has been monitoring my speeches and pick faults from them... I’m not perfect and I make mistakes… why don’t people quote the hundreds of factual claims I made which that are correct and not focusing on 1 or 2 that are errant?"

Firstly, if he was referring to this blog, then this blog has served well. Secondly, this shows that Rev. Dr. Tong is a humble man who is also in the process of learning, like everyone of us. A commendable and exemplary virtue. Thirdly, nonetheless Rev. Dr. Tong's humility vindicates the veracity of the information provided in this blog.

Hopefully Rev. Dr. Tong would start to be careful when quoting sources or making references from others. Perhaps he does not know how many of his listeners have been transmitting his uninformed remarks around. Within my own tiny social, spatial, and location constraints, I have come across a few.

Humbly, this site serves to alert not only Rev. Dr. Tong but also to others who fabricate or manipulate truth with half-truth to evangelize.

No one should think that the truth is out there and far away. Not even theologically and philosophically trained evangelist. The truth is nearer to us than we think.

However that someone who has been monitoring Rev. Dr. Tong's speeches is also someone who has deep respect and high admiration for the Rev.'s work and his honorable life.