Monday, June 16, 2008
SPECIAL TRIBUTE SERVICE - Mr David Boler
Date: 29 June 2008 (Sunday)
Venue: Petaling Jaya Gospel Hall, Jln Gasing
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints"
From NECF in 2002: "For many years, the highly-regarded 83-year-old patriarch of the Malaysian Evangelical community has been relentlessly calling Evangelicals to “forget our differences and emphasise what we have in common.”
He said unity in the Church was critical to establish “the credibility and uniqueness
of Jesus as the One sent from and by God ‘to be the Saviour of the world’ and ‘as an
atoning sacrifice for our sins.’” Unity is, therefore, the evidence that “He (God) loved us” (1 John 4:9-14).
Mr Boler urged Christians to make every effort to preserve the unity – which we already have in the Spirit – by being humble, gentle, patient and gracious with
one another according to Ephesians 4:1–16. Our effort on unity is also evidence that
we are committed to renewal in the Church.
He concluded his message with his oft-given counsel: “The important working
principle to follow is that Christians emphasise and act on what they have in
common, never on distinctives that may divide. Only then can the Malaysian Church
establish a credible witness among the multi-religious people of Malaysia.”