The Face of Evil and Wicked South Africa

This is the sad face of evil and wicked South Africa. When a nation is sold out to the devil and serves no longer the Creator God exclusively, this is what you get – interfaith debauchery. On 28th November 2012 the President of South Africa met with the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA) which has been dissolved and is now known as the National Religious Leaders’ Council (NRLC). Here are two news articles for the NRLC meeting [(1) and (2)] that took place. They want to resolve “poverty and general social upliftment” together with other issues through an ecumenical system by bringing all faiths together – it will never work! God will not be mocked by having His Son Jesus Christ riduculed with such blasphemy! This is the type of debauchery that we are talking about. Look at some of the other websites here in South Africa that make a mockery of the One True Creator:

I wonder if the “reverend” Ray McCauley seazed the opportunity at the Union Buildings in Pretoria and actually preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unbelievers who were present at that meeting – or is that possibly asking too much? This is what our Lord Jesus Christ said:

John 8:24 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.

It is an abomination in the sight of a Holy God that man can blaspheme the One True God who revealed Himself as the Lord Jesus Christ who is LORD of all:

Act 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Act 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Act 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

Act 10:37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

Act 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Act 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

Act 10:40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

Act 10:41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

Act 10:42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

Act 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Here are the other blogposts (and a few historical posts) that have called on our President and peoples of South Africa to Repent and Believe the one and only Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ – the ONLY WAY God our Creator has given us:

Scripture warns us:

Proverb 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

And South Africa can learn from the Ugandan President who Publicly Repented! He did not just say he is sorry to the people – his prayer was directed to GOD!

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2012 Royal Agricultural Show – Day 6

This was another glorious day our Lord had given us to reach the masses with the Gospel of peace. It was a day when my heart went out to seeing many mentally challenged retarded children and adults.

Please keep the following groups of people in prayer for them to come to know the Truth by faith in the Person of our risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ:

  • The school children and their teachers from Mfundwenhle Primary School;
  • The patients and staff members from the Fort Napier Mental Hospital;
  • The student boys from the Weston Agricultural College;
  • The children, teachers and minders from the Peter Pan Special School;
  • The children and adults, and their minders from the Sunfield Home for the mentally challenged in Howick; and
  • The Indian pensioners that travelled up from Phoenix near Durban.

Many other Show visitors received a Gospel Tract to examine themselves in light of God’s Truth. We thank our Father in Heaven for yet another day where He glorified Himself. We were mere vessels in His Hand.

Photos can be viewed Here.

Soli Deo Gloria

2012 Royal Agricultural Show – Day 5

Day five of the Show, but day four of our evangelism was a day mostly set aside for scholars and pensioners. Bus loads of youngsters and senior citizens came to the Royal Show and received a Gospel Tract and God’s Word in mini sermonettes. And all praise to God, the second security official, named Frederick, who was called to confront us because we were disturbing the Sunday 27th visitors to the Show by the reading and preaching of God’s Holy Word, walked by me this morning and said: “No complaints today!” And that was how it remained the rest of the day – handing out Gospel Tracts and preaching the Word of God in small groups and one-on-one witnessing where only two days ago we were most unwelcome to be on “their” pavement! We thank God our Father for His favour!

Please keep the following persons and groups of people in prayer for them to come to know the Truth by faith in the Person of our risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ:

  • The school children from the autistic and mentally challenged Open Gates Special School in Boom Street, Pietermaritzburg and their teachers and minders;
  • The school children and their teachers who attended from the schools known as Gert Maritz, Maritzburg Christian School (MCC), Scottsville Primary School, St Johns’ Diocesan College for Girls; and some others;
  • The senior citizen pensioners from the Northdale Indian community who were bussed in by two buses and a mini-bus. This group had some Christians and also many Hindus in it;
  • The security guards at the Royal Show including Frederick;
  • The normal day visitors who also came in their droves (The Witness newspaper on Monday estimated that over 30,000 people attended on the weekend alone);
  • The Hindus and Muslims who have freely taken our Gospel Tracts – and even those who after taking one refused the material and came back to hand it back to us;
  • Raymond Dold, a friend who attended the same school as me back in the early eighties, Alexandra Boys’ High School and later we worked together also at the Master of the High Court (formerly Supreme Court). He needs much prayer since he has been mixed up in teachings of much heresy and unbiblical doctrines, among others including that there are three Gods and not One God. The lie he has been taught is that there is the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, plus he says there are three other Gods – The God of Israel, The God of Judah and the God of [could not get it – it sounded demonic]. I tried to explain to him that the God of Israel and Judah is the one and the same God, but to no avail. He has been mixed up with the New Apostolic teachings and even believes that he is an apostle that wages war against the demonic forces using the shield of Christ! And that we must have a double anointing in our heads – I called Raymond out that he is living a lie and must get out of all these demonic teachings he is being subjected to. Please keep him in prayer.
  • A white male, about late forties to fifties who is an ex-christian who converted to Islam. I believe he was never a true Christian to start with as he says he converted because the Bible is full of contradictions. He obviously did not have the Holy Spirit to teach him all Truth. He wanted me to show him from the Bible that our Lord Jesus Christ is God Almighty, not using man’s words (as he put it) like Paul, Peter, etc. and I could not use John 14:6 –

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

But I showed him 2 Peter 1:20, 21 ~

20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

And then I showed him from the Scriptures:

John 10:30 – I and my Father are one.

John 1:1, 14 – 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14And 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. (This man said this is not in the Bible – I told him it is because I showed him from the faithful King James Bible in my hand, but agreed that this verse is omitted in many of the latest perversions of the bible)

John 20:28, 29 – 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

He did challenge me that he would get the Islam teachers and imams and they will rent out the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at their expense and challenge the teachings of the Bible, with us given half an hour to prove our Lord Jesus Christ is God and He said worship Me! Then they will have an opportunity to answer. He asked for my number so I gave him the Gospel Tract with it on the back – he then left – we now wait and see. Please pray for God our Father to open this door, if He wills.

We thank our Father in Heaven for yet another day where He glorified Himself. We were mere vessels in His Hand.

Photos can be viewed Here.

Soli Deo Gloria

2012 Royal Agricultural Show – Day 3

On day three Sunday 27th we approached the waiting queues of people and gave them the “Are You Ready?” Gospel Tract to start off the day. Brother Lungisa then opened our day on the streets of Pietermaritzburg outside Gate 2 and preached an anointed sermon addressing man’s sin and the Grace God offers the sinner through our Lord Jesus Christ with much Scripture validating the mercy of God from His Holy Word!

I then read from the Gospel of John, chapters 14 through 20, to the droves of people piling in to “worship” man’s wares and activities on this Sunday. Many heard the Word of God proclaimed and then a self-confessing atheist heckled the preacher (one other woman had also heckled brother Lungisa calling the Word *#%^ during his preaching) and said he is an atheist. He was reminded that God does not believe in atheists as He knows He exists, but that this man will stand before the God of Creation that he now mocks. Some time thereafter, we were approached by a female security officer that told us we have no right to be preaching outside the Show Grounds. We did advise her that we are on public property, the pavement, which is not under Show Grounds’ jurisdiction. Well she threatened me with further action and sent out another security official who I reasoned with that we need to be advised of which law we are transgressing. We were told that we were upsetting their visitors to the Show. We advised them that we were just warning them of a Day of Judgment that they will appear at. I also advised the second official that the government has given us a constitution that allows freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of movement and freedom of religion. To let others enjoy their so called freedoms and impose restrictions on us would be going back to the dark days of apartheid where we are being victimised now by restrictions. I did also advise the official that we had been here since Friday – now the third day – and no one has told us we cannot be here, in fact an official manning the gate on Saturday even said he is ‘one of us’ when I handed him a Gospel Tract. I asked to see this man, but he never arrived, but the chief of security who mentioned that he is a Christian, but told us we have no right to be occupying the pavement as the pavement belongs to the Show Grounds during the event days. I respectfully pointed out, at no time arguing aloud, that if we paid R45.00 to get into the Show we would most probably be welcomed to walk on these pavements and enter the Show premises, but because we are now reading the Bible we are not welcome here. This is a double standard. The chief official then said if we are still going to stay then he will have to contact the municipal police, although during our much discussion we had also pointed out that the traffic officials and SAPS Mounted Police Squad had at no time told us we were in violation of any law and they have seen us preaching for two and a bit days. Well we waited, and waited, and continued to wait, and no municipal police arrived. We do believe God moved in this situation, for which we thank and glorify Him! Sometime later we departed and went to another pre-arranged event.

At the Thembalihle Street Soccer event, the games only kicked-off at about midday, we arrived and I had a conversation with a man named Albert, a bricklayer by trade, who attends a local Roman Catholic church and who enjoys his beer. Lungisa also took some photographs of the games in progress and engaged some men in conversation. In a while, the situation started to get somewhat intimidating to me since the Gospel was now not the main topic of discussion between Albert and me, but whether I had money for him and other points of discussion. At one point I felt isolated, the only white man in this part of the township, and there appeared to be four men hedging me in, getting very close to my person. I was asking God to protect me and He gave an opportunity as I asked for a gap and went through it towards Lungisa who was standing with Gerald Jackson, a friend who invited us to this event. I said to Lungisa I am not comfortable being here and feel intimidated especially with all the alcohol that was being drunk, but the deciding factor was when I smelt the aroma of dagga. I know what these vices can do, being a wretched man who came out of the same evils, then sensing the moving of the Holy Spirit, I said I want to leave now. A few minutes later and we left. While we handed out some Gospel Tracts and spoke to a few men, we also should heed the need to be wise and discerning of certain situations. Even the apostle Paul (Saul) escaped being killed by being let down by the wall in a basket in Damascus to flee to Jerusalem (see Acts 9:23-25). I don’t know what would have happened to me personally – be killed? Be robbed? Maybe not that extreme, but I do believe the Holy Spirit lead me away. Another eventful day to the Glory of God!

Photos here.

Monday 28th May would be a rest day.

Soli Deo Gloria

2012 Royal Agricultural Show ~ Day 1

Today was the first day of the Royal Agricultural Society Show (and this day was also ‘Africa Day’ which wasn’t even noticed!). I arrived early after fetching 20,000 “Are You Ready?” Gospel Tracts from the printers at about 08H30 and was in position outside Gate 2 (the Main Entrance) after briefly sharing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to a group of, what would appear to be, day labourers awaiting their access tickets. Today was a most wonderful day with God’s Hand orchestrating all that took place!

Some conversations that took place were with Sbu who refuted that the Bible is God’s Word, as it was written by men. I pointed him to 1 Peter 1:20,21 and also shared the analogy of him writing a love letter to a loved one, using a pen. Who wrote the letter? The pen? Or him, Sbu? Just as Sbu was the author of the love letter using a pen, so God the Author of His Word, the Bible, used men (as the instruments) to divinely record His Words as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is sixty-six love letters to us! While engaging Sbu in dialogue across a walkway, the foot traffic got to hear the Word of God being proclaimed.

A young girl reading our “Are You Ready?” Gospel Tract.

I met a couple named David and Norine Adey who shared the same vision of home-fellowship coming out of the ‘church-building’ teachings of men. God is truly shaking the foundations of men made traditions that do not fit with His Scripture. For a time I have wondered if I was going to go crazy for holding to home-fellowship or going out into the township-communities to have Church, and being alone, but I am now encouraged that there is a remnant here in Pietermaritzburg that also home-fellowship. We are trusting our Lord is leading us into fellowship!

I was later joined by brother Lungisa Zondi and we had some wonderful Church fellowship with believers and teaching from the Word of God outside Gate 2. Who says we have to go to a building to have Church? We also met brother Warren Schultz for the first time who also shared his testimony of the work God has done in his life. He was a bouncer at a nightclub known as Crowded House (in 2008) in Pietermaritzburg and also was a debt-collector. The nightclub was the same place I used to frequent as a wretched sinner myself and was delivered from that life style (in December 2004) by my faith in Jesus Christ through His Grace. It is the same club that Jesse Boyd and Ricky Springer joined me in preaching outside on their way to Nepal via South Africa when they visited us in KwaZulu-Natal last winter (2011).

We also had many other encouraging conversations and we shared the Gospel with five Grade 8 St. Charles scholars opening the conversation with the curved illusion icebreakers. They were believers in Jesus Christ and it was an edifying session with them encouraging them to share the Gospel with their friends.

From L – R : Stephen Southway, Chris Hardie, Gary Crous, Andrew Hardie, Simon Krone and James Patrick.

Other conversations also took place with Lou-Jeane and Richo. Had an opportunity also to preach the Gospel using the Scripture Matthew 12:40 that this is the sign given of the prophet Jonas – this is the true Jesus Christ you need to believe upon:

For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. ~ Matthew 12:40

This was truly an amazing and God ordained day with many Gospel tracts handed out, too. You can also view the photos on Facebook in this Album. A video will be compiled, Lord willing, at the end of the ten-day evangelism outreach. Please keep all in prayer who heard and received the Word of God today.

Please keep us in prayer.

Soli Deo Gloria

Ramadan Fast is a Farce

Dear friends, I write this to show what the Lord revealed to me whilst out preaching with my dear brother in Christ, Lungisa Zondi, as we stood upon Church Street in Pietermaritzburg.

Whilst we proclaimed the Truth of the Good News of Jesus Christ to all mankind who heard us this day, it was sad to see a Muslim boy, possibly in his mid-teens, take a Gospel booklet titled “Blunt Truth” and after opening it and reading the words “The Bible Is God’s Word” he mumbled these words that I overheard and then cast the booklet to the ground. We hear continually that Islam is a tolerant religion, when the Qur’an says that Muslim’s can speak to Christians and hate them in their hearts. What a contradiction and hypocrisy this shows and it confirms that the false teachings of the Qur’an are lies and nothing else. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah, the Son of God and God manifest in flesh – the TRUE Jesus who is a Jew so the readers can understand who we are speaking about, and not Isa – a false jesus of the Qur’an who has no connection to the Christ of the Bible; said:

5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. ~ John 15:5-15 

The Jesus of the Bible says we are to keep His commandments. One of His commandments that will be dealt with here specifically is the Fast – or Fasting. It comes from Christ’s Sermon on the Mount of Olives outside Jerusalem, Israel, when Jesus had just finished preaching about prayer and how to pray (see Matthew 6:5-15) and he ends that portion of His sermon with verse 15: “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” It would therefore show that a Muslim will never have his sins forgiven if he does not forgive other men their trespasses, so the Isa they are referring to who according to their understanding is coming back to “convert Christians and Jews to Islam” is an outright lie, because Jesus came to set people free not hold them in bondage as the Qur’an advocates forcing people to convert. The teachings of the Qur’an contradict the Holy Scriptures of the Bible, and therefore we must discard the Islam text as it goes totally against what God revealed in His Old and New Testaments prior to the writings of the Qur’an. 

In the portion of Scripture that we will deal with specifically reads as follows: 

16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 17But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. ~ Matthew 6:16-18 

The Jesus of the Bible, who cannot be the Isa of Islam, would not contradict Himself. Jesus Christ specifically said that you shouldn’t be broadcasting the fasting you are undertaking as the hypocrites do, but do your fasting in secret and your Father (God) will reward you openly. Before that can happen you need to have a personal relationship with your Creator, God as a Father, which is not the case with Islam who portrays Allah – the god of Islam – as an impersonal god who you have to appease with good works and you are even then still not guaranteed of ever entering into paradise. Contrary, the opposite is True of Christianity – God wants to have a personal relationship with His creation and the only way this can take place is through the person and finished work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Immanuel – see Isaiah 7:14 – God with us); crucified, buried, resurrected and ascended into Heaven. Our Lord Jesus Christ also said: 

27All 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 11:27 

It has been well documented that Ramadan is a time of fasting in the Islamic faith’s calendar, and during the month fasting is observed it is a time of reflection and a time where sins are forgiven. However, Jesus Christ said fasting should be done in secret, when Islam broadcasts it to the world that Islam is now fasting. What many do not know is that when Ramadan is taking place, more food is consumed by an average Islamic family than during any other ordinary month. It is due to the fact that the fast and abstinence from certain observances like sex and naturally eating, is only observed during the daylight hours and from sundown until sunrise many festivities and consuming of food is partaken of during the night hours. With the increase of food intake during the month of Ramadan, this is hypocritical of the fast as the objective would be to abstain from food to seek Allah’s forgiveness of sins. There is a sacrifice that is taking place in the views of Islam. But the opposite is true. There appears to be more revelry (celebration) and gluttony – over indulgence of food intake – during a month set aside to have one’s sins forgiven. There are also incidences when Muslim families have ordered food before sundown and sat clock watching while piping hot meals sat untouched before them so as not to violate the fast conditions. The hypocrisy is that many who do this have already “started eating in their hearts” by just ordering the food in advance. You have already decided what you are going to feast on at sundown. Where is the setting aside food for your sins to be forgiven? God says in the Bible that OBEDIENCE is better than sacrifice. Who are you trying to fool? God Almighty? The god of Islam wouldn’t mind because he overlooks hypocrisy, but not the True God of the Bible. 

During Ramadan, keeping an Islamic fast is not being obedient to God. You can clock-watch and get stuck into gluttony to make up for the lost meal (singular) of the day. At sundown many people would normally have their usual meal of supper so there is nothing out of the ordinary there. It is not out of the ordinary for the average person to go out for dinner after sundown anyway. It is also noted that many Islamic “fasters” rise before sunrise to partake of a meal so the fast won’t be violated. That is called breakfast, if this is you then you are just having a normal regular meal a little earlier than most would on any other day. In fact, here in South Africa during the latter part of winter, to start the day you would anyway be having your breakfast before sunup so there is not much out of the ordinary. Here is the crux of the matter that shows Ramadan to be a farce and that many are held in bondage by a religious undertaking that is no different to any other day. The only meal during the month of Ramadan that a faster will miss is lunch. And many ordinary folk can miss that meal and still get through the day. 

When out preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ I would sometimes start the day with a light breakfast and often I would find that the thought of food is furthest from my mind and later the day a supper will be enjoyed upon arriving home. You see man does not live by bread alone, but every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God (see Deuteronomy 8:4; Matthew 4:4) and Jesus summed it up best when He and His disciples came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, and He said to the Samaritan woman: 

24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. ~ John 4:24

And later when His disciples returned from buying food in the city (see John 4:8), this is what Scripture reveals:

31In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. 32But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. 33Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? 34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. ~ John 4:31-34 

My Islamic friends come out of your hypocrisy and turn to the One True God, Jesus Christ, and be set free from the bondage that Satan has you trapped in. It is called religion and it will damn you to Hell. Repent of your evil and wicked ways before a merciful, Holy and Righteous God and believe on His Son Jesus Christ, the Saviour, to save you from God’s wrath to come:

36He 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. ~ John 3:36

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