Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CGTP: Idris Jala enters the Ciplak Allah Debate

In a new twist to the Ciplak Allah saga....

The Government is apparently sending envoys to nego behind the scene for the Christians to pray to their God....

And guess who they are sending...

None other than our very own boy wonder who is in-charge of the "transformation" programs...

This time folks he is selling CGTP

Christian God Transformation Program

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Cabinet minister Datuk Seri Idris Jala is heading the Barisan Nasional (BN) government’s efforts to convince Christians to use the word “Yahweh” instead of “Allah” in Malay, but he is facing stiff resistance from within his own church.

Putrajaya has dispatched special envoys — including Jala, a Christian — to parley with his community and seek a peaceful end to the “Allah” court dispute, amid Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s overtures to world leaders urging pragmatism in dealing with extremists.

The Malaysian Insider understands, however, that the move at home may have caused a rift within the Christian community — in particular Jala’s own Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) church — with the English-speaking, urban and middle-class members on one side and the poorer, rural churchgoers who mainly use Bahasa Malaysia in their worship, on the other.

Sources disclosed that the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) had last month tried to sway his SIBKL church mates to adopt a less hard-line approach in what word to call their God.

“Idris Jala said he’s willing to use ‘Yahweh’ instead of ‘Allah’,” recounted a man who had attended the three-day church conference from August 26 to 28 with Idris.

“He made quite a few people there unhappy with his statement,” observed the man who requested anonymity as he was a church leader and considered Jala a friend.

More here

I wonder if he will be treated like Preacher Yeremiah Leonard and Rev Yakub Sulistyo

Preacher Yeremiah Leonard took Lembaga Al-Kitab Indonesia to court for misleading the Indonesian Christians that Yahweh is Allah......he lost the case because only Institutions can sue the Church and not individual...

His expert witness Rev Yakub Sulistyo who testified in court that the God for the Christians is Yahweh and not Allah according to the correct original script was considered as "Sesat" and was kicked out of his Indonesia Bethel Church More here

Wonder how long this bullshit will go on?
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