Preaching at Mahatma Gandhi Peace Walk 2015

On Sunday October 4, 2015 the Pietermaritzburg Gandhi Memorial Committee held The Gandhi Peace Walk in celebration of Gandhi’s 146th birthday. The “Peace Walk” commenced from Freedom Square en route to the Railway Station, and, as in the past, according to the organizer’s pamphlet “the procession will stop at the Gandhi Statue to pay homage to Gandhi.”

As in 2013, the Repent and Believe South Africa Luke 9:23 Evangelism ministry would take this opportunity of sharing the Truth of True freedom by the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making Gospel tract distribution. During an event like this one one can expect to receive opposition from the predominantly Hindi community present as well as from “professing Christians” and other faiths of those joining the procession. In love Gary, his wife Tammy, grandson Cee-Jay and friend Jono assembled to be salt and light (see Matthew 5:13-16) in this dark world – a world desperately in need of Truth! However, when the Light of God’s Word enters in and shows up the idolatrise works of darkness, they gnashed their teeth and did not see the genuine plea to them to turn from their wickedness against their Creator GOD. The charge: Idolatry!

In Hinduism there are over 300million gods, deities and gurus that receive homage and worship from those who practice this faith. Everything is a god, even parents and deceased persons, in this case Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948). GOD’s eternal Word states,

27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: ~ Hebrews 9:27

There is no re-incarnation as the Hindus believe, for the Holy Scriptures given by GOD breathed revelation says, for it is written,

4  For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 
5  For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 
6  Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. ~ Ecclesiastes 9:4-6

The following Scriptures is what was read out that shows GOD’s commandments concerning idolatry (idol worship),

2  I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 
3  Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 
4  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 
5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; ~ Exodus 20:2-5

23  Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. ~ Exodus 20:23

1  Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake. 
2  Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 
3  But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. 
4  Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. 
5  They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: 
6  They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: 
7  They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. 
8  They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. ~ Psalm 115:1-8

DSCF3394 Prior to the preaching of GOD’s Word we were confronted by a “professing Christian” in a yellow shirt inviting us to join the walk, which was immediately rejected by us. Whilst he was making his case as to why he would be walking the procession, what came from his mouth confirmed that he is a heretic, deceived by a false spirit that is believing “another gospel” and “another jesus.”

Internet ArchiveHere is the audio preaching of the Law and Gospel of Jesus Christ to  those who were waiting for the procession to come past the Gandhi statue. Click > > > (Duration 48:26).

Hereunder are the photographs of the events that unfolded at the Gandhi statue:

An old khesla listening Jono and GaryAn old African man listening to the preaching A "professing Christian" and group of Hindus awaiting the processionPhilip and son and Jono Cee-Jay, Jono and GaryA soul Grandson Cee-Jay tracting souls and the old African man on the stepsGrandson Cee-Jay tracting souls A Hindu family and the old African man againCee-Jay and Philip's son Gary preachingThe early crowd The procession arrived from Freedom Square just after the conclusion of the first preaching

A panoramic view of the gathered crowd listening to a committee member on sound equipment Three Indian Hindus that berated Gary Whilst the people gathered around the Gandhi statue, Gary was approached by three Indian Hindu women who berated him that he was now silent and that he was going to hell. You canInternet Archive hear the short discussion that takes place at this link > > > (Duration 04:04). Gary advised them that he would not be competing with the loudspeakers, but would be preaching after the address. During the brief conversation, if one can call it such, you can hear one woman saying that we can put our stuff on Youtube – obviously a reference to our 2013 video! Praise our Creator that locals are seeing the Gospel of Jesus Christ being proclaimed. We pray through this material souls will come to repentance and be saved from the wrath of GOD and through the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world they would receive true peace from GOD!

The gathered crowdA Hindu man who also levelled accusations against Gary

The crowd before being lead off to the Railway StationMay the GOD of Creation receive all the glory for His Holy Name sake through His Son Jesus Christ our Lord! Those present were called to repentance – and still are – from their wicked idolatry! GOD is merciful and gracious to save you!

Soli Deo Gloria!

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