In the latest of the moral scandals that have plagued the Pentecostal movement since its inception, Kong Hee, pastor of the largest church in Singapore, has been charged with misappropriating US$18 million in church funds to help his wife’s pop music career. Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit criminal breach of trust. Police said four other church leaders will be charged with breach of trust and conspiracy to commit falsification of accounts (“Christian Pastor Arrested in Singapore,” The Blaze, June 26, 2012). Kong Hee’s wife, Ho Yeow Sun, is a Chinese pop singer and lives a pop star’s sensual lifestyle, complete with immodest dress and champagne parties. In past years, Sun was a co-pastor of City Harvest. There really should be no surprise when an apostate church lives according to its own lusts, as this was prophesied in Scripture (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
(Friday Church News Notes, July 6, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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