Wolves in sheep’s clothing

NEWSFLASHES AND RHETORIC COMMENTS #4

What an abomination. Firstly, no man has the right to condone the killing and beating of homosexuals, but we, as Christians, do have the right to stand upon God’s Holy Word and call sodomites, homosexuals and lesbians to repentance from their evil and wicked choice-of-lifestyle that they lust after! Secondly, we also have the right to call evil heretic clergyman – wolves in sheep’s clothing – to repent of their evil and wicked ways before God Almighty! What an abomination to blaspheme God at His very Word. God is Holy and He calls for holiness!

Pope FrancisThis is not something new under the sun with Desmond Tutu who as far back as 2004 was already advocating rights for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender) movement. He and pope Francis, one an Anglican the other a Roman Catholic, respectively, have come out in the space of a few days with their views in support of homosexuality in one form or another. They have both spoken devilish words publicly and blasphemed the only true God of Creation, YHVH!

Here is an article “Pope Francis On Gays: Who Am I To Judge Them?” that sets out the Romish papal stance on homosexuality. It shows that the Vatican stands for it! And here is another article, this time dealing with the South African Anglican Desmond Tutu who also stands for homosexuality as it appears at The Huffington Post (posted 06/11/11), quote:

All Are God’s Children: On Including Gays and Lesbians in the Church and Society

The following is excerpted from the Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s new book, ‘God Is Not A Christian: And Other Provocations’.

Archbishop Tutu dissents from the official policies of most of the world’s Anglican churches, which hold that gays and lesbians should be celibate; and in the years since his retirement as archbishop of Cape Town he has become one of the world’s most prominent figures pleading for a change in the attitudes of religious institutions toward human sexuality.

Tutu’s position is reflected in excerpts from a newspaper article and a sermon preached in Southwark Cathedral, London, in 2004.

A student once asked me, If I could have one wish granted to reverse an injustice, what would it be? I had to ask for two. One is for world leaders to forgive the debts of developing nations which hold them in such thrall. The other is for the world to end the persecution of people because of their sexual orientation, which is every bit as unjust as that crime against humanity, apartheid.

This is a matter of ordinary justice. We struggled against apartheid in South Africa, supported by people the world over, because black people were being blamed and made to suffer for something we could do nothing about — our very skin. It is the same with sexual orientation. It is a given. I could not have fought against the discrimination of apartheid and not also fight against the discrimination that homosexuals endure, even in our churches and faith groups. I am proud that in South Africa, when we won the chance to build our own new constitution, the human rights of all have been explicitly enshrined in our laws. My hope is that one day this will be the case all over the world, and that all will have equal rights. For me this struggle is a seamless robe. Opposing apartheid was a matter of justice. Opposing discrimination against women is a matter of justice. Opposing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a matter of justice.

It is also a matter of love. Every human being is precious. We are all — all of us — part of God’s family. We all must be allowed to love each other with honor. Yet all over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are persecuted. We treat them as pariahs and push them outside our communities. We make them doubt that they too are children of God. This must be nearly the ultimate blasphemy. We blame them for what they are.

Churches say that the expression of love in a heterosexual monogamous relationship includes the physical — the touching, embracing, kissing, the genital act; the totality of our love makes each of us grow to become increasingly godlike and compassionate. If this is so for the heterosexual, what earthly reasons have we to say that it is not the case with the homosexual? The Jesus I worship is not likely to collaborate with those who vilify and persecute an already oppressed minority. I myself could not have opposed the injustice of penalizing people for something about which they could do nothing — their race — and then have kept quiet as women were being penalized for something they could do nothing about — their gender; hence my support for the ordination of women to the priesthood and the episcopate.

Equally, I cannot keep quiet while people are being penalized for something about which they can do nothing — their sexuality. To discriminate against our sisters and brothers who are lesbian or gay on grounds of their sexual orientation for me is as totally unacceptable and unjust as apartheid ever was.

Tutu’s stance has not changed since his 2004 address above from that which appeared in 2013, which reads at News24:

Stop discrimination against gays – Tutu

2013-07-26 14:33

Desmond Tutu (Picture: AFP)

Desmond Tutu (Picture: AFP)

Cape Town – South Africa should reject discrimination against sexual orientation as it has done with racism, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said on Friday.

“Can you imagine me having said it’s unjust to penalise something they cannot do anything about, their race or gender, and then to keep quiet when people are hounded, people are killed, because of their sexual orientation?” he asked.

“I think it’s as utterly unjust as racism ever was.”

He was speaking at the launch of the United Nations “Free & Equal” global campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in Cape Town.

Tutu said he would do “almost anything” in support of the campaign, which aimed to raise awareness of homophobic violence and discrimination.

He said this discrimination was based on something people were born with and could do nothing about, just as with race.

“We speak of them and say: No, they are a peculiar breed. They are not a peculiar breed. That is precisely what we are saying, that they are human beings.

“I don’t know why we are so surprised. They have gifts, they can become judges. They can become all sorts of wonderful things.”

Tutu said religious leaders had an important role to play in changing people’s ideas about homosexuality and gender.

– SAPA

It is obvious that these two false teachers do not read God’s Holy Word.

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

SOLI DEO GLORIA

Only True God

NEWSFLASHES AND RHETORIC COMMENTS #3

This article was forwarded to The Witness newspaper this morning. It has been amended slightly to include further information as the Editor reserves the right to shorten letters.

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I was saddened reading the obituary of Tim McNally (74) (in an article titled “Last of the old-style A-Gs” (The Witness July 26, 2013) [this article does not appear to be on-line] and that he had died a Roman Catholic. [Here is another related article: Papal award for Tim McNally The Witness May 14, 2012] The son of a British army doctor, McNally was born in Faizabad in India in 1938. He died at Wembley House, Pietermaritzburg, on the afternoon of Thursday July 25, 2013.

Religious people rely and practice beliefs based on works (indulgences), hoping good deeds will please God to attain ‘salvation’ in their religious form. These work-based religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, Shembe, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age, The Twelve Apostles, and a plethora of other religions, cults and sects.

God saves not by works, but by grace through faith. Ephesians 2:8-10 reads:

8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Works do not precede salvation, but follows salvation and continues thereafter for God’s sole will and purpose. God has already completed salvation through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. John 3:36 reads:

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Jesus Christ defined eternal life as:

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3).

I would rather believe the only true God than the ecumenical inter-faith gods of false religion. Repent and believe upon Jesus Christ for that is your only hope. For if you do not, hell and the lake of fire awaits you on Judgment Day.

GARY STEPHEN CROUS

Pietermaritzburg

The Mandelas, the ancestors and a nation going to Hell

130610Madiba46664jpgToday is twenty-seven days since the ex-president Mr Nelson Mandela was admitted to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on June 8, 2013. Over this period of time many news reports have been published in the local and international news-media, dealing with a wide range of issues, as the elder statesman lies in a critical condition. Sadly, whilst Nelson Mandela lies incapacitated there has been much contradictory reporting dealing with the absurd and heinous situations surrounding the exhuming and reburial of three predeceased children of Mandela, where their remains were previously removed without family consultation by Madiba’s grandson Mandla Mandela from the family gravesite at Qunu to the birthplace of his grandfather in Mvezo. The whole charade that is unfolding at this time, has become a family  feud that played out in a court in Mthatha, Eastern Cape and came to a conclusion where the remains were exhumed yesterday and will be reburied today.

Here are some of the press reports that make some wicked reading when one aligns them against the Holy Word of God.

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The folly of all this is what has taken place over this period of time that goes against the commandments of God Almighty, when men have rather preceded with their traditions, customs and man made commandments that make the Word of God of none effect (see Mark 7:13), which includes the following, inter alia:

Consultations and pleadings by Mandela-clan elders with their ancestors. The One True God of Creation commands that no one is to be a necromancer, i.e. one who is a person that consults with and speaks to the dead (see Deuteronomy 18:11). We hear from God’s Word that,

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5).

28-06-2013 - God and ancestors commentGod and ancestral worship, the Holy and the profane, respectively, do not mix – God has not given man a command to speak to ancestors. In fact he forbids speaking to the dead.

There have been inter-faith gatherings praying to millions of different gods in and through their religious beliefs and faiths, when God says you shall have no other gods before Me (see Exodus 20:3), you shall only worship Him in spirit and truth (see John 4:24) and in His way as he gives commandment throughout the Holy Scriptures. We have heard and seen on the news broadcasts and we have read in the newspapers that all these inter-faith religions – which incidentally is the ecumenical system of the Devil that is progressively ushering in the “One World Order” – are to come together and pray for Madiba’s health and recovery. From politicians to the men, women and children on the street, all have been praying and calling upon God, but sadly if you do not call upon Him in the name of His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (The Word), God manifest in flesh (John 1:1,2,14; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 5:7),

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

then you are calling upon a false god. God turns away from listening to the prayers of the heathen unbelieving sinner.

Politicians and faith leaders have been encouraging the inter-faith prayer sessions contrary to what God’s Word says. The Lord Jesus Christ says, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6). And in John 8:24 the Lord Jesus Christ says, I said therefore unto you that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Prayers are being made to false gods and people do not even realise that they are condemned already because they have not believed on the only begotten Son of God (John 3:18), hence prayer is not made to the One and Only True God – Adonai! – but to evil spirits and wicked devils! The Lord Jesus Christ said, Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. (Matthew 15:14). That means the blind leaders are leading the blind “believers” straight to Hell. The Lord Jesus Christ also warns about many that are going straight to Hell (and ultimately will end up in the lake of fire – see Revelation 20:14,15) , as we read in Matthew 7:13-29 ~

Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Mat 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Mat 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Mat 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

Mat 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

All we seem to hear at this time is how the comrade, the world icon has been a ‘blessing and inspiration’ to this nation and the international community at large. People have idolised Nelson Mandela and even at this critical time as eternity draws ever nearer the people groups continue to idolise him and worship the man, placing him on a pedestal, telling the youngsters of today to learn from him and be like him. Please do not aspire to be like Nelson Mandela or any man or woman for that matter. Satan the Devil is deceiving all those that will believe his lies. The following is what has been advocated by Nelson Mandela during his lifetime as historical evidence declares these things to be true. The proof is here for all to see:

  • Abortions. Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act, No. 92 of 1996 violates the unborn child’s right to life as contained in the the Bill of Rights in Chapter 2, section 11 of the constitution. God says in Psalm 127:3  Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
  • The rights of Cultural, Religious [and linguistic] communities in terms of section 31 of the Bill of Rights which is enshrined in Chapter 2 of The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, No. 108 of 1996 – signed into law by the President Mr Nelson Mandela (Pres. of R.S.A. 1994-1999), the date of promulgation being 18th December 1996 – gives citizens cultural and religious rights whereby you can pray and speak to ancestors (a cultural right) and worship Satan (a religious right) which are BOTH forbidden by GOD ALMIGHTY! You can see the ungodly practices that are given to the citizens of South Africa and then you can understand that the end-part to the Preamble of the aforementioned constitution is blasphemy against a Holy God, which reads, quote:

    “May God protect our people. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso. God seën Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa. Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika.”

  • Nelson Mandela was also the co-founder of the militant unit Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961 (source: Wikipedia) and was listed as a Terrorist by the CIA as recently as 2008. U.S. has Mandela on terrorist list. (USA Today quoted: “Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., chairman of the House International Relations Committee, is pushing a bill that would remove current and former ANC leaders from the watch lists. Supporters hope to get it passed before Mandela’s 90th birthday July 18.”) This is what The New York Times had to say about this.

This is the reason why I would not want my children or grandchildren, and for that matter no-one elses, to aspire after Mr Nelson Mandela. It is an abomination in the sight of a Holy God to be an abortionist, and an idolatrise terrorist. Add to the above list homosexuality which is now also safeguarded by the Civil Union Act, No. 17 of 2006 (SA legalises gay marriage).

28-06-2013 - Racism commentWhen the time comes for God Almighty to take Nelson Mandela into eternity he will not be in “heaven looking for the ANC party.” To quote Makaziwe from The Witness newspaper dated June 28, 2013, Madiba’s daughter said “her father had been unequivocal. He had repeatedly said that when he died he would look for the ANC branch in heaven and join it.” That is tantamount to blasphemy for true-believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will be worshipping before the Lamb, before the Throne of God Almighty. No man-made system, political party or ideology is found in Heaven. They are all found in Hell and will be cast into the lake of fire at Judgment Day, which is the second death (see Revelation 20:14).

O, I fear for the soul of South Africa’s ex-president Mr Nelson Mandela. I fear for the souls of his family and their ancestral worshipping clan. I fear for the souls of the idol worshipping nation that in idolatry worship at the altars of customs and traditions, religions and false gods, sports and recreation, politics and ideologies, education and careers, material wealth and possessions, and also the millions of “selfies” – those who love themselves in self-righteousness and their very lives revolve around, “Me, Myself, and I!” To put it in the eloquent words of Leonard Ravenhill: “Entertainment is the Devil’s substitute for joy.” Joy can only come through knowing the One True God, being redeemed of His Son Jesus Christ and being born-again of the Holy Spirit of God.

The indictment is clear from the Holy Scriptures in Romans 1:16-32 ~

Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

If this government and nation were truly God-fearing they would live lives holy and pleasing before their Creator God. But this is contrary to what we see and experience in this land. This nation only calls upon “GOD” when they are experiencing great difficulties, or when a loved one is near death, or themselves, but why do you not live in the fear of a Holy God and keep His commandments during your every day lives? For you fear not the One and Only True and Great I AM THAT I AM GOD. The name “God” is used so flippantly and with such blasphemous contempt in the workplace, in schools, at pleasure and in the entertainment industry, and most definitely in false religious worship.

Today, is the day that you should repent towards the One True God, and have your faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. This is surely your only hope to escape the second death of eternity in the lake of fire. Do not let God’s patience with wicked and evil people run out, when HE decides enough is enough! You will be in anguish being in torment in the flames. God Almighty is a consuming fire. Almighty God speaketh from Heaven this day through His Word:

Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Heb 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Heb 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Heb 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Heb 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Heb 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Heb 12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

Heb 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Heb 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Heb 12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Heb 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Heb 12:19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

Heb 12:20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

Heb 12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Heb 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

Heb 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

Heb 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

The Lord Jesus Christ awaits you to call on Him in faith. God is merciful. This is your only hope to escape eternal damnation. If God is speaing to you today, it is a good time to examine yourself by visiting www.NeedGod.com. But most of all pick up the King James Bible and read the True Word of God!

UKUPENDUKA iSouth Afrika!

SOLI DEO GLORIA – I believe this is all in the Divine and Sovereign will of Almighty God – the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, I AM THAT I AM (see Exodus 3:14).

A lesbian minister and the MCSA

NEWSFLASHES AND RHETORIC COMMENTS #2

Lesbian MinisterON Thursday June 27, 2013 an article appeared in The Witness newspaper under the title “Lesbian minister loses case against church”. This is the wicked state of man-made denominational organisations that call themselves “church.”

Firstly, we will look at the issue of a woman and her role in God’s Creation, and that God did not create a woman to be a lesbian and to have same-sex women relationships. The Holy Word of God – the Bible – says ~

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

And that they, that is the man and his wife, were to “… be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth …” (Genesis 1:28a) and further on we also read in Genesis 2:23-25 ~

Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman [Hebrew – Ishshah], because she was taken out of Man [Hebrew – Iysh].

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

This was in the garden of Eden before the fall of man where they sinned against God by eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Man + Woman in a covenant before God = Husband and Wife. We also read in Leviticus 20:13 that ~

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

This speaks of homosexuality, which also includes the lesbian act, for we read in Romans 1:18 ~

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

And in Romans 1 verses 24-27, we further read:

Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

God is clearly not happy with sodomites and lesbians, and although the South African government has passed a law for same-sex sexual relationships and marriages, this remains an abomination in the sight of God Almighty! It is no surprise that the marriage of Ecclesia de Lange to another woman ended in divorce. In fact, God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16) in heterosexual relationships so it is even worse for homosexual relationships which He declares as evil and wicked.

The apostle Paul writing to the Corinth Church also gives a stern warning in 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 about who would not inherit the kingdom of God, as we read ~

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

The second issue in the article to be corrected relates to this ‘woman’ being a minister. The Word of God is clear that no woman in public worship is to teach, nor to usurp authority over [i.e. dominate] the man. We can read in 1 Timothy 2:11-15 ~

1 Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

1 Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

1 Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

We also read what the apostle Paul had to say to the ekklesia (congregation, assembly, Church) that gathered at Corinth ~

1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

1 Corinthians 14:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Clearly women are not given the role of teaching and preaching from the pulpit in public worship. There is no command given by the Lord Jesus Christ as the Living Word of God giving another command in this regard. God has a perfect order for all things, according to His good will and purpose as we read the order ordained by God ~

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

If de Lange was ordained by the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) in 2006 to be a minister, both the MCSA and de Lange need to repent before God as they have violated God’s Holy Word in respect of who can be appointed bishops and elders (what the church calls ‘pastors’ and in the case of the MCSA ‘Reverends’). The qualifications of a bishop is recorded in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 ~

1 Timothy 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Timothy 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

1 Timothy 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

The qualifying portions of the preceding Scriptures are “man” and “husband [Greek – anēr] of one wife [Greek – gunē]”, clearly a “woman” cannot be “the husband of one wife” according to God’s Word.

The ordained qualified elders in every city should fit the following description, as recorded in Titus 1:6-9 ~

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

The same criteria applies here as that of a bishop, a “man” who is “the husband [Greek – anēr] of one wife [Greek – gunē]”, clearly a “woman” cannot be “the husband of one wife” according to God’s Word.

In conclusion, it is shameful of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa who has “been deliberating on gay marriage for 13 years and had still not taken a decision.” The MCSA and its members either believes God’s Word or they reject it, and after “13 years” it is clear that their stance is on the latter. Shame on you, for what is there to deliberate on gay marriages? [No same-sex marriage rule in church – News24] – Take a stand against the evils of this wicked and spiritual adulteress generation. This is what the ecumenical church system looks like, it is a friend of the world which is an enemy of God (see James 4:4). It goes without saying: “You might have won a battle, but you are losing the war.” Repent this day before God Almighty!

Soli Deo Gloria

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Written by an ex-methodist, called out of the MCSA by the Grace of the One True God! I wonder what John and Charles Wesley would say about the Methodist Church of today?

Indian floods, idol worship, and The Way to Salvation

On June 21, 2013 a catastrophe took place in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand (which is known as the ‘Land of the gods’ with Hindu shrines built high in the mountains) as can be seen by the photograph below of a submerged idol of the Hindu ‘lord’ Shiva which stands in the flooded River Ganges in Rishikesh. Monsoon torrential rains have caused widespread havoc in many villages and towns across northern India, leading to flash floods, cloudbursts, and mud landslides that have taken the lives of many inhabitants and devotees, and left scores of people isolated, stranded and destitute in this Himalayan region. Many have lost all they possessed. Destruction has come at a huge cost where many blame it on the greed of man, raping the countryside of trees and others have lost all due to their unwise actions of building their houses and other buildings on the flood-plains.

Shriva Flood 1

Here is an online article that shows the pain, suffering, loss of possessions, the devastation that prevailed and the loss of life and death that followed: MailOnline at the Daily Mail in the UK. Another report appears at this link today, June 29, 2013: Over 10,000 people killed in monsoon floods in N. India. The following quote appears at this latter link: “”More than 100,000 flood survivors, mostly Hindu pilgrims, have been rescued till date. People have been evacuated from many parts and rescue operations by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force are now focused on those areas where still 4,000 people are stranded,” a senior government official said.”

Here is a short history of who this idolatrise god Shiva really is that can be found in part, as recorded here, at Wikipedia:

PHOTO - AP

PHOTO – AP

Shiva is considered the supreme deity, the ultimate source and goal by the Saivite sect. The Pashupati, Shaiva Siddhanta and some other sects view Shiva an equal to, or even greater than the Absolute (Brahman). Shiva’s character, unlike Vishnu is ‘ambivalent,’ as he can be a moral and paternal god, or a god of outsiders, of those outside the Brahmanical mainstream, worshipped in various ways. Several Tantric cults are also associated with Shiva.

In classical Hindu mythology Shiva is the god of destruction, generally portrayed as a yogin who lives on Mount Kailasa in the Himalayas. His body is smeared with ashes, his hair piled up in matted locks. He wears an animal skin and carries a trident. A cobra often serves as his garland and the crescent moon as his hair ornament. He has a third eye, kept closed in the middle of his forehead. He may be surrounded by his beautiful wife Parvati, and their two sons, the six-faced Skanda and the elephant-headed Ganesha.

This is a description of what the One True God Almighty, calls an abomination – evil and wicked. This ‘god of destruction’ is not a god that could save his Hindu devotees. Destruction came and he could not help. He was useless with calamity taking place around him. Here is a wonderful Story that God tells us in the Holy Bible where His prophet Elijah met with the idolatrise Baal worshippers, and shows His power, as it is written in 1 Kings 18:21-40 ~

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

1 Kings 18:22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

1 Kings 18:23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:

1 Kings 18:24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

1 Kings 18:25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.

1 Kings 18:26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

1 Kings 18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

1 Kings 18:28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

1 Kings 18:29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

1 Kings 18:30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.

1 Kings 18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

1 Kings 18:32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

1 Kings 18:33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

1 Kings 18:34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.

1 King 18:35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

1 King 18:36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

1 Kings 18:37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

1 Kings 18:38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

1 Kings 18:39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

1 Kings 18:40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

We also read of another account in Judges 10 where Israel has once again turned from serving and worshipping YHVH and turned to serving the idol gods of Baalim as we read, as it is written in verses 10-14 ~

Judges 10:10 And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim.

Judges 10:11 And the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines?

Judges 10:12 The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand.

Judges 10:13 Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more.

Judges 10:14 Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.

Are you reading and hearing what God is saying. Whilst the loss of any life should be grieved we can learn from the Holy Word of God – in the Holy Bible – that the Creator of the world brings about judgment even in this present age to all who do not fear Him and who do commit heinous crime against Him by their doings. We read in Psalm 9:16 ~

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

We learn much from God’s Word and how He dealt with His people Israel. When ever Israel revolted and rebelled against Adonai (God) in idolatry, God brought correction through Judgment. There is an ‘old saying’: “If you do not want to listen, then you must feel!” And feel Israel certainly did. But the lessons to be learnt is that God doesn’t just bring His Judgment against the Jew – He also brings Judgment against the Gentile – the common man that sins against Him. The Judgment against the Jew and Gentile in the Holy Scriptures is an ensample (example) of what will happen if we do not fear God and keep His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13,14). We should clarify a very important doctrine here. God disciplines and chastises those that belong to Him (Leviticus 26:27,28), those who believe upon His Son the Lord Jesus Christ as a loving Father who corrects and disciplines His children with chastening (Hebrews 12:6-8), but God judges with wrath the unbelieving heathen who rejects His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, who chooses to follow other gods and are friends of the world which disqualify themselves and make them enemies of God (James 4:4). That is why we are warned to flee from idols. This doctrine is also encapsulated in Jeremiah 10:24 where we should seek discipline in correction, but not by God’s wrath, as Matthew Henry records in his commentary, so eloquently: “If the Lord has directed our steps into the ways of peace and righteousness, let us entreat him to enable us to walk therein. Say not, Lord, do not correct me; but, Lord, do not correct me in anger. We may bear the smart of God’s rod, but we cannot bear the weight of his wrath.”

Here are further indictments against idol worship:

Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Exodus 20:4 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:

Exodus 20:5 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 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Psalm 115:1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.

Psalm 115:2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Psalm 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

Psalm 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

Psalm 115:6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

Psalm 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

Psalm 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

This is the result when idol worshippers, who want to hold to their religious practises that go against God’s Word; then they become full of wrath, even murderous in their evil actions which is not the work of the One True God the Father, but the demonic work  of their father the Devil who wants people to worship gods and to rebel against the authority of their Creator God, as we read ~

Act 19:23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.

Act 19:24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

Act 19:25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

Act 19:26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

Act 19:27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

Act 19:28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

We also read how God reveals His wrath from heaven in Romans 1:18-25 ~

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

God is Holy, Perfect, Righteous, Good, Sovereign, Just, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, the Ancient of days, the Truth and a Consuming Fire who will judge this world in righteousness. God commands us mere mortals to live perfect (Matthew 5:48) and holy (1 Peter 1:16) lives before Him in the fear of God (Ecclesiastes 12:13,14; Philippians 2:12; 1 Peter 1:17).

The only way of escaping God’s wrath on Judgment Day, is through repentance toward God, and our faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21). It is only through the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ that a sinner can escape the wrath of God. Peace has to be restored between a Holy God and sinful man. Man made religions expect mankind to work and do religious practices before gods (idols) trying to work their way to being accepted, but the God of the Holy Bible has already done all to save His enemies from His wrath by offering His grace (unmerited favour) through faith (a gift of the Holy Spirit) being His gift (Ephesians 2:8,9) to sinners, that if they will be humbled by His Law (Galatians 3:24) and call upon the name of His Son Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12) through repentance (the goodness of God – Romans 1:4) God will save you and in no wise cast you away, as we read as our Lord Jesus the Christ speaks ~

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

If God Almighty is speaking to your heart now, call upon Him to save you. For that is the reason why our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, died, buried and resurrected to life so that we too may have everlasting life. It comes at a cost. You must die to self and your religious works, and put your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. REPENT of your sins today for that is your only hope.

Newsflashes and Rhetoric Comments #1

This is the first edition of a new reporting from the frontlines that will deal with specific news events and rhetoric comments made by readers of daily newspapers, especially those of The Witness and The Weekend Witness newspapers here in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. From time-to-time I will be writing in to the editor of my local read sending in responses to “Our Readers Write” at letters@witness.co.za. My responses will deal with the secular issues and then move to the Spiritual, giving the Holy Biblical solution through the Gospel of God. The journalistic reporting by this ministry will appear in its entirety at this blog as the editor of the aforementioned newspapers “reserves the right to edit and shorten letters.” From time-to-time we will make comparisons from any letters forwarded for publication and those that actually do appear, and also to respond to any follow up comments by the readers. Much blasphemy and false teachings are printed in the press, so we encourage the brethren to please join in fighting the good fight of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, as it is written:

2 Jonn 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

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FIFA Recognition of rogue state

I REFER to a letter titled “FIFA recognition of rogue state” (The Witness, June 26) written by Cassim Mahomed Jasat. We will first deal with the secular and then with the spiritual aspects thereof. It shows the bigoted and uninformed rhetoric that Jasat uses. Firstly, the accusations stating that the U21 soccer championships were held in, quote, “the rogue state of Israel” is not concerning why a European soccer championship was held in Israel, which is not part of Europe but the Middle East. No, it is one of Mahommedan hatred speaking from a Palestinian view point against Israel. What Jasat needs to understand is that due to the Middle Eastern conflicts against Israel, FIFA decided to include Israel in the UEFA Confederation in the best interest of harmony between nations of conflict, a sporting body that shows more judiciousness than the governments of sinful nations. This is also where Israel plays their World Cup qualifying group matches against European opposition and who is also incidentally a part of the European Championships. And Palestine would have had to qualify, but they are not in the UEFA Confederation. Go figure. Jasat’s issues are therefore of a religious nature and not of a football sporting one and he should do well to separate religious political agendas from sporting events, something our politicians can learn from, too.

65Secondly, your comment that Messrs Blatter and Platini, quote, “have openly announced their support for a state not recognised by the majority of the world’s countries” is of an Islamic slur and one of anti-Semitism against God’s chosen nation, just as the Nazi’s did under Hitler. When God gave the Torah and the Law of Moses to His people Israel, prophesies came to pass that they would inherit the promised land through the patriarch Abraham, his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob (Israel) just as YHVH said He would. Salvation is of the Jews (John 4:22). There is truth in Jasat referring to “world’s countries” rejecting Israel. This truth has been fulfilled by prophesies where nations will rise up against God’s chosen people Israel in the end days. The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the only begotten Son of God, was an Israeli Jew, who will return when you least expect Him and He is coming back to judge this world in righteousness. The Holy Scriptures tell us in John 3:18 ~ He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And in Romans 8:1 it reads ~ There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

In conclusion, for much more can be written, unless religious sinners repent and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ they will perish for all eternity in the lake of fire. On the Day of Judgment it will not matter whether the U21 soccer championships took place in Israel or not. What will surely matter is whether you were born-again of God and your name is written in the Lamb’s book of life (Revelation 20:15). That Lamb is a Jew who will return as the Lion of Judah!

GARY STEPHEN CROUS

Pietermaritzburg

(Israel)

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