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!

The Twelve Apostles’ Church in Christ HERESIES

Many times upon the streets whilst preaching Jesus Christ we have come into contact with members of the Twelve Apostles’ Church in Christ (hereinafter referred to the “TACC”). It is with love that this blog post is written to address the false teachings of the TACC. The Repent and Believe South Africa ministry will deal with this religious organization that is cultic in nature and which misrepresents Jesus Christ and also twists the Holy Scriptures to fit with the dogma of the TACC. Scripture warns:

1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. ~ 2 Peter 2:1-3

It is through our love for God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ and for His creatures that we cannot remain silent when so many people are being mislead and taken to Hell by false apostles and false teachers of which the chief apostle and president professor Caesar Nongqunga of the TACC is one who is to be held accountable for the damnable heresies being taught to God’s people. These teachings are Doctrines of Demons and will be addressed here by taking the Holy Scriptures in context to disclose the heresies being taught by this man and his false leaders.

If one looks at the History of TACC you will see straight away that this is not the Church Jesus Christ is building (Matthew 16:18) as there is a history of division, schisms and discord between “brethren” – there is no harmony of one accord as the early Church was manifest. It appears that there are some 4 million members with branches of the TACC in fifteen countries, namely South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This posting will deal with the dogma and tenets of the TACC which will be quoted here as the same appears at their website with the prefix TACC and then our corrective response will follow after each item in the shaded area. Particular points that need to be stressed will either be in bold text or be underlined, and that will be done by the writer of this post, for emphasis purposes.

“TACC Dogmatic explanation

In many ways, the dogma of Twelve Apostles’ Church in Christ is similar to that of numerous other Apostolic Churches but there are significant differences. Common ground is that we believe that there are Apostles here on earth today, carrying out the mission given to the original 11 disciples by our Lord, Jesus Christ. And here we start to differ from many of our brethren, e.g., why Matthias is forgotten: he was appointed by Chief Apostle Peter as a replacement for Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:15-26)

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

In accordance with the Holy Scriptures we read that there is to be no divisions or schisms within the Body of Christ – the ekklesia (Church) – that Jesus Christ is building and who is the Head of His Church. We read:

11For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:11-18

We also see from Scripture that Matthias was “numbered with the eleven apostles” (Acts 1:26) and therefore for what ever reason the apostolic churches have a difference with their brethren on this issue, Scripture is to be adhered to and not some person’s or party’s difference of belief or opinion.

It should also be known that “11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;” (Ephesians 4:11), but these cannot be limited to just a few persons that determine that they are the “chosen”, but the three reasons for these offices are given in the very next verse: “12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (Ephesians 4:12).

It is for this very reason that there are so many divisions, schisms, false teachings and heresies that come through denominations that are man-made and not Christ ordained as the Bible does not teach on denominational doctrines, but one doctrine “4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:4-7)

“TACC believe that distinction must be made between Jesus, son of man, of the house of David , Jesus David (Luke 18:38) and Jesus, Son of God, the anointed one, Jesus Christ. Jesus David was indeed an intelligent young man who had learnt much about Jewish religious beliefs in his upbringing and who knew his calling. When he followed so many of his contemporaries to the river Jordan and was baptised by John The Baptist, that was not the end, he was then anointed by God. The Holy Spirit descended on Him (in the form of a dove) and a voice from the Heavens spoke “this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” (Matt.3: 17 ). Our belief is that there are 2 baptisms, the first by water, the second by the laying on of hands by a living Apostle, the baptism of The Holy Spirit: Jesus David was the human person, Jesus Christ is the spiritual person, the Son of God.

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

To say that there are two Jesus’ – one “Jesus David, son of man” and two “Jesus, Son of God, the anointed one, Jesus Christ” – this is heretical and a blasphemy. There is no separation of Jesus into two persons. The Triune God is:

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

Luke 18:38 is referring to Jesus Christ of the house of David, the genealogy through which Jesus would sit upon the throne of David. Nowhere in Scripture it implies or says that Jesus had a “surname” David and He was separate from Jesus Christ of Nazareth. There truly are two baptisms, but the second baptism does not always come by the laying on of hands by a “living apostle”. John the Baptist said that he baptises with water, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” (Matthew 3:11). At Pentecost the Holy Spirit came upon the believers and they were filled with the Spirit of God. Also Paul, an apostle who was not numbered among the twelve disciples also baptised. So are you going to discard the apostle Paul, because he was not numbered among the “eleven” as the TACC president alludes to? That is preposterous!

“TACC believe that the Word of GOD has been entrusted to the Apostles and that the Bible is a history of the early Hebrew nation and evidence of the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. “You search the scriptures, for in them you think that you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me“ (John 5:39). If the Bible is not the Word of God, what is? The Word of God was entrusted by Jesus Christ to His 11 disciples as evidenced in John 17:14. “ I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You: and they have believed that You have sent Me“”. Out of this it must be accepted that the interpretation of the scriptures and the Word of God is in the hands of the Apostles, even more so in the hands of the living Apostles.

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

This is a fallacy to say that, quote: “the Word of GOD has been entrusted to the Apostles”, and that, quote: “Out of this it must be accepted that the interpretation of the scriptures and the Word of God is in the hands of the Apostles, even more so in the hands of the living Apostles.” This is a clear attempt to “hijack the Word of God” and to stop the congregants of the TACC from getting any revelation by the Holy Spirit from reading the Bible for themselves! This is of course also depending on whether the congregants are born-again (see John 3:3) and have received the Holy Spirit! It smacks of the Roman Catholic church who attempted to keep the Holy Scriptures from the world by having it written and read in Latin and that only the pope could interpret the Scriptures on their behalf. It was for this very reason that the Reformation came about. This teaching by the TACC is a demonic practice!

We read from the Scriptures that when the first century Church was being persecuted, as read in Acts 8:1-41And Saul was consenting unto his [Stephen’s] death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. 3As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. 4Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.” You see from this verse, the apostles stayed behind in Jerusalem and the believers were scattered every where “preaching the word.” You can only go and preach the Word if you have an understanding of the Word and know how to handle the Word. Timothy was not an apostle, but he did the work of an evangelist and Paul exhorted him in 2 Timothy 3:15-1715And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

The Great Commission was also given to all believers upon Jesus Christ to Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature and make disciples (see Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15). The ministry of reconciliation has been given to all. Let us see what the Apostle Paul tells the Church – BELIEVERS – at Corinth, and us today: “17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

“TACC believe that there will be no second coming as proclaimed by so many Churches. It has already happened. The Bible, as evidence, tells us that Jesus Christ did indeed say “ I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God” (John 20:17), but it also tells us “all authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth…….:and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matt 28:18-20). Note the tense, “I AM with you”, not “I will be with you”. This means that He is with His Disciples even today. If He is here today, He cannot return.

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

This shows the dangerous poison that the TACC is teaching and their congregants drink in the iniquity like water. The True Jesus Christ of the Bible said that He will go to His Father and He would return at His second coming! The TACC has taken Matthew 28:18-20 out of context and has not examined the Bible correctly. Jesus tells us that He and His Father will make their abode in us “22Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14:22,23) Jesus also told us that He would give us another Comforter as we read: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;” (John 14:16), “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26), “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:” (John 15:26) and “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” (John 16:7)

We also read that when Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven this is what took place: “9And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11) We know that this has not taken place as yet for another portion of Scripture tells us that there will be the sounding of a trumpet and the Lord will appear with a whole host with Him “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:27) “30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Matthew 24:30,31)

“TACC believe that there is a difference between disciples and Apostles. Jesus Christ was given 12 Apostles but only 11 of them were disciples. 11 were prepared to follow their teacher and learn from His teachings, the twelfth indeed followed the teacher but did not learn. This was all part of God’s greater plan for mankind, even that one of the Apostles was predestined to perdition (John 17:12).

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

A disciple is one who follows the Lord Jesus Christ and learns from Him and obeys His teachings and His Word. If any one follows the false teachings of the TACC as exposed here, it does not matter how loud and hard you say you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, it will never make you His disciple.

“TACC believe that The Holy Spirit can only be received by the laying on of hands by a living Apostle in the same way as the Bible testifies that the early Apostles laid hands on believers and they received The Holy Spirit (inter alia Acts 8:14-17). Likewise, only a person who has been anointed by a living Chief Apostle can be an Apostle. No person can proclaim himself to be an Apostle, only our Father can make this known to the Chief Apostle. In the same way as the 12 were given to Jesus Christ, God gives the chosen ones to His Church on earth. Let nobody be mislead by the events recounted in the scriptures concerning the earliest Apostles. Jesus was Anointed by God as the first of all Apostles (Matt.3:16) (Hebrews 3:1), He in turn breathed on the 11 Disciples when giving them the gift of the Holy Spirit (John 20:22), and, as an exception to what followed, Apostle Paul was told of his calling by God Himself and Ananias was given his instructions also by God. After these first anointments, all Apostles were appointed by Peter or his successors, like Apostle Matthias for example.

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

This is Heresy. Read the other points dealing with baptism and that there are also false apostles hereunder (see 2 Corinthians 11:15).

“TACC believe that many are called but few are chosen (Matt.20:16), that this includes the multitude of false prophets, prophets not necessarily in the strict sense of the word but those who claim to perform miracles in God’s name (Matt. 7:21-23). How many self appointed Pastors claim just this? At the first commissioning of the Apostles, Jesus Christ specifically instructed the 12 to “go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘ The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons.. .” (Matt.10:6-8). This was an instruction given to the 12, originally limited to “the lost sheep of Israel”, but later (second commissioning) to “all nations” (Matt.28: 19). Only an Apostle has this authority.

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

This would also apply to not only “how many self appointed Pastors claim this?” but also how many self appointed apostles claim this? Let us see what the apostle Paul who was called and elected said about false apostles: “10As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia. 11Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. 12But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. 13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:10-15)

“TACC believe in the process of cleansing and purification subsequently, after Jesus Christ had been to His Father and had been given “all authority in Heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18), He commanded His Disciples to extend the Gospel to souls destined for heaven and that can be done by the Chief Apostle as the successor of Chief Apostle Peter, the rock upon which Christ’s Church was to be built, against which the gates of Hades would not prevail, and to whom the keys to heaven had been given (Matt. 16:18-19).

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

This is a Heresy. Jesus did not “command His Disciples to extend the Gospel to souls destined for heaven” – “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Mark 2:17) And nowhere in Scripture does it give succession of leadership from a “chief apostle” taking over from Apostle Peter. And Peter was not a chief apostle. Please give Scriptural evidence of succession as well as the description of a “chief apostle.”

“TACC believe in the preaching to the dead and to the spirits (1 Peter 3:18-20) and the purification of these souls, the giving of the gift of The Holy Spirit to the living (Psalm 68:18) as well as the baptism of the living for the dead (1 Corinthians 15:29)

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

These teachings are damnable heresies – the preaching would be to spiritually dead persons and not physically dead persons. Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary has this to say: “All that are by faith united to Christ, are by his resurrection assured of their own. As through the sin of the first Adam, all men became mortal, because all had from him the same sinful nature, so, through the resurrection of Christ, shall all who are made to partake of the Spirit, and the spiritual nature, revive, and live for ever. There will be an order in the resurrection. Christ himself has been the first-fruits; at his coming, his redeemed people will be raised before others; at the last the wicked will rise also. Then will be the end of this present state of things. Would we triumph in that solemn and important season, we must now submit to his rule, accept his salvation, and live to his glory. Then shall we rejoice in the completion of his undertaking, that God may receive the whole glory of our salvation, that we may for ever serve him, and enjoy his favour. What shall those do, who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Perhaps baptism is used here in a figure, for afflictions, sufferings, and martyrdom, as Mat_20:22, Mat_20:23. What is, or will become of those who have suffered many and great injuries, and have even lost their lives, for this doctrine of the resurrection, if the dead rise not at all? Whatever the meaning may be, doubtless the apostle’s argument was understood by the Corinthians. And it is as plain to us that Christianity would be a foolish profession, if it proposed advantage to themselves by their faithfulness to God; and to have our fruit to holiness, that our end may be everlasting life. But we must not live like beasts, as we do not die like them. It must be ignorance of God that leads any to disbelieve the resurrection and future life. Those who own a God and a providence, and observe how unequal things are in the present life, how frequently the best men fare worst, cannot doubt as to an after-state, where every thing will be set to rights. Let us not be joined with ungodly men; but warn all around us, especially children and young persons, to shun them as a pestilence. Let us awake to righteousness, and not sin.”

“TACC believe that the only way to receive Jesus Christ is to receive the Apostles first, as Jesus Christ commanded “ whosoever receives you receives Me and whosoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me” (Matt. 10:40).

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

This is a Heresy. This is Scripture twisting to fit the Doctrine of Demons’ teachings making people believe that God gave the leader of TACC His authority. At Pentecost this is what was preached: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38)

And in Romans 10:9-11 it reads: “9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”

TACC believe that the Apostles are the only people who were given the authority by Jesus Christ to forgive sins on earth (John 20:23).

REPENT AND BELIEVE SOUTH AFRICA Responds

This is a Heresy.

Please note, that if any item is not answered in-depth, it does not mean we believe with that TACC teaching. One heresy makes it all heresy. If a glass of water has one drop of poison in it, the water is not good for consumption. The poison will kill you. Even if the glass of water is 99.9% “healthy” water the 0.1% poison is still lethal to your well-being! So is it with Truth. You need 100% Truth or else it is not Truth. A 0.1% of untruth mixed in with Truth makes the other 99.9% untrue. There is corruption in the whole!

We must therefore call the Twelve Apostles’ Church in Christ and its leadership to “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). These lies that you are teaching will be a testimony against you on the Day of Judgment unless you recant these false teachings. There are millions of souls on the line here. Repent today!

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Post amended on September 7, 2015 to change the size and colour of the font.

TopTV Boss out ‘over porn’

Here is a follow up report that appeared in The Witness newspaper dated Thursday, February 2, 2012 in respect of my previous blog post titled Oops! Top TV.

This truly shows the condition of men’s hearts that they are full of all manner of evil, abominations that are ungodly and desperately wicked. God’s Word speaks of the condition of men’s hearts:

9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. ~ Jeremiah 17:9,10

and

20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. ~ Mark 7:20-23

It shows from the dismissing of TopTV’s CEO that if you do not produce immoral material in the form of pornography a service provider can get rid of you and sack you from your position because evil and wicked ‘incensed’ (sic) investors want filth to be provided to the public. Does the so called investors speak on behalf of all members of the public? The investors will one day stand before God Almighty and give account for their wicked and immoral decisions taken and for feeding the lust of many others who, too, will give an account to God. All for the love of money, mankind will go to the most despicable depths to satisfy their lusts! You have been warned. Depart from your evil ways.

By Thinus Ferreira and Witness Reporter

“CAPE TOWN – TopTV’s CEO, Vino Govender, is getting the boot after incensed investors apparently put pressure on the beleaguered pay TV operator to get rid of him amid mounting unhappiness with its content and broken promises.

“Eddie Mbalo, chairperson of On Digital Media (ODM), TopTV’s umbrella company, confirmed last night the company was in talks with Govender “on a mutual separation”.

“These discussions were not concluded and ODM would not make further comment, he said.

“Mbalo is tipped to succeed Govender, at least in an acting capacity.

“Channel 24 reported earlier yesterday that Govender was getting the boot after a failed attempt at launching a much-maligned porn package.

“It quoted insiders saying investors were worried about the direction of the company and the pay TV operator’s content.

“The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), one of the major investors in TopTV since its launch, apparently asked that Govender be replaced over its faltering content offering.

“The IDC could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

“As to where TopTV went wrong, media consultant Janine Lazarus said: “It will now be very difficult for the public to divorce the brand from the debate on pornography, and – even worse – the fracas surrounding getting the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s stamp of approval.

“What is needed now is some serious rethinking and strategizing – that is if it isn’t too late.”

“Govender took over as ODM’s CEO in 2007 when the founder Mergan Moodley, became ill. TopTV passed the 300 000 subscriber mark towards the end of last year, before its porn plan became known and organisations started calling for a boycott.

“TopTV also received criticism for the vast number of repeat screenings, lack of new channels since November that have not yet been replaced, and a failure to follow through on multiple promises, like starting a sport channel.

“Since its commercial launch in May 2010 Govender has backtracked about the company’s plans on several occasions. Chief among them is the promise not to run pornographic channels.

“Promises of plans to have high definition (HD) channels, a PVR and the addition of several new TV channels within months of its launch have not been realised.

“TopTV went through a restructuring exactly a year ago. It recently lost the Hi Nolly and One Music channels, and will lose its Current TV channel on March 11.

“Morale at TopTV is reportedly down, with several people worried about their jobs.

“An insider said a consultancy would be engaged to review the structure, positions and skill sets, “but nothing has been communicated to the staff”.” – Channel 24

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Oops! TOP TV

Here is an article that appeared in our local newspaper this week that deals with a recently introduced pay-per-view South African satellite television channel named TOP TV, which is seeking a broadcasting licence to introduce pornography channels to its programming schedule. The report reads as follows:

“Oops! Top TV admits it is planning porn channels after all” ~ The Witness, Wednesday, December 7, 2011

TOP TV plans to introduce three porn channels, operator On Digital Media (ODM) announced yesterday (i.e. Dec. 6, 2011).

This was the day after TOP TV denied involvement with Porn Satellite TV’s (PSat) 24-hour porn channel.

The public has until the end of today (7th) to submit its views on ODM’s application to broadcast three Playboy TV channels.

It said the company is “aware that adult content is a very sensitive subject”.

It said the channels will be a stand-alone package not available to regular subscribers, who will not see any on-air promotions or programme guides for the porn offerings. The porn will be encrypted and viewers will need to key in a PIN code to see it.

TOP TV’s decision follows its failure to buy sports programming, and the company said it was forced to look at other “niche” offerings. [Can you believe it? Can’t get idol-worship (sport) so we will give them perversion and smut (porn)]

Last May CEO Vino Govender promised that TOP TV would not be offering adult entertainment.

Independent Communications Authority of SA spokesperson Paseka Maleka said the decision on the authorisation of the three pornography channels will be made after the public consultation process is completed.

While TOP TV says it is approaching its porn in a very responsible way, the Family Policy Institute disagrees.

The Institute’s director, Errol Naidoo, said it will call for a boycott of the broadcaster if the licence is granted.

“It is misleading and deceptive that TOP TV can be upset over PSat, but they are planning to do the same.

“For them it is about money-making, not about the effect that porn has on families and men (and women) who become addicted.

“If the channels go ahead we encourage Christian citizens and members of other faith groups to stop paying their TOP TV subscriptions and cancel their contracts.”

TOP TV said yesterday it will take legal action against French company CanalSat, which plans to use the same satellite as TOP TV for its PSat hardcore pornography channel.

Just recently I blogged about The Perversion of Pornography, and it now seems that ICASA and the broadcasting television company known as TOP TV are going the same route as they are committed to promote the perversion of pornography in South Africa. This evil has already been introduced into this society by our ANC government, who has allowed pornographic materiel to be viewed since “democracy” came to South Africa in 1994 under the banner of the Films and Publications Act, 1996 (Act No. 65 of 1996)(Amended).

South Africa is not a democracy – it is a capitalist communist society that is atheistic and idolatrise – worshipping of many gods through their freedom of religion as contained in the SA constitution and bill of rights. It comes as no surprise that if the ruling party has no moral standards pertaining to what God commands in His Word, do not be surprised when the majority of the populace who voted them into power have no morals either. Just recently a “Secrecy Bill” was voted on in parliament and was adopted for further scrutiny and the very reason for this is that this will limit the media reporting on any governmental issues or the public knowing the truth of what is happening in the corridors of government. This will allow corrupt officials to continue defrauding the state coffers and the communists will control the people as to what they can know! There is no freedom in this. There is also an old saying that goes: “What monkey see, monkey do.” This saying can also be applied to lack of morals, too. If government sets an immoral example, the followers will be immoral themselves! They are only following the bad example set for them.

Why is this preceding paragraph mentioned? It has much foundation in this report. If a country, purporting to be “Christian”, votes for immorality by their own hand at the polling booths, and immorality dictates by those who are God-haters by the very fact they do not follow and keep His Commandments (see John 14:15, 21), then you can expect that the old serpent the Devil, Satan is being worshipped. The very reason that much crime prevails in South Africa is that, even if there are “a majority of christian believers” (which I doubt) in South Africa, it is as a result that much pagan and heathen practices and idolatries prevail and even those that believe in “God” are not following the One True God, Jesus Christ the Righteous, but many false gods (see Psalm 115). Idolatries!! This includes the hundreds of indigenous christian-faith religions masquerading as Christianity. God sees this as an abomination and He will not bless evil and wicked practices that unfold daily before Him. That is why –

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. ~ Hebrews 10:31

King of kings, Lord of lords, Jesus Christ said:

(27) Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: (28) But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. ~ Matthew 5:27, 28

The decisions that ICASA and TOP TV managements make surrounding the “going ahead” with the porn channels will have eternal consequences, not only for the decisions individuals make for their organisations, but also for the souls that sin or continue in their sin from the decisions made. Scripture reads, for it is written:

(10) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:10

and

(11) And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. (12) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (13) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (15) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. ~ Revelation 20:11-15

If you do not have your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life you will not be welcomed into eternal life by the Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God, but you will have another ‘welcoming’ committee on entering into Hell:

(10) And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. ~ Revelation 20:10

God has already made a way out for evil and wicked sinners to escape His wrath to come. The Good News, the Gospel of God, is:

(16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (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. (19) And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (20) For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (21) But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.  ~ John 3:16-21

(36) 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. ~ John 3:36

Before the decision is taken, remember God’s Word:

(19) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: ~ Deuteronomy 30:19

Almighty God has given you the answer – choose wisely!

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The Perversion of Pornography

We are in the very throws of a media explosion that promotes illicit sex, public nudity and naked flesh selling anything from cell phones and alcohol to motor vehicles and household appliances. Governments call this democracy, and the populace calls it freedom of expression and speech and individuals hold to their free will to decide. What none of the afore-going has taken into consideration is how their Creator views this abomination that prevails upon His earth. What is sacred in God’s eyes is that He has given sex to us as a blessing to procreate, but man through the wiles of the Devil Satan has perverted God’s gift to mankind and made it a profane thing and a debauched perversion.

Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry, and it is an evil and wicked form of entertainment. Porn can be readily accessed in two versions: soft-core or hard-core; and it can be viewed on cell phones, via the internet, in sex shops, on videos and DVDs, in magazines and comics and in brothels. Porn is a curse that has no limitations on age, race, gender, class, equality or nationality – it is a sinful activity that has millions upon millions of persons bound in slavery, as slaves to perversion and headed for Hell. Almighty God has commanded man in the 7th Commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14) and Scripture also reveals that Jesus said that if a person looks with lust you have already committed adultery with that person in the heart (see Matthew 5:27, 28). We are also warned to “Flee fornication” (1 Corinthians 6:18a). It is from this word “fornication” that we derive the word “porn” – and an extension of this latter word – “pornography.” From the Holy Bible we can translate the Greek words in the New Testament using the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance, and we are presented with the following:

  • 4202. πορνϵία, porneia, por-ni’-ah; from 4203; harlotry (including adultery and incest); figurative idolatry: – fornication.
  • 4203. πορνϵύω, porneuō, porn-yoo’-o; from 4204; to act the harlot, i.e. (literal) indulge unlawful lust (of either sex), or (figurative) practise idolatry: – commit (fornication).
  • 4204. πóρνŋ, pornē, por’-nay: feminine of 4205; a strumpet; figurative an idolater: – harlot, whore.
  • 4205. πóρνοϛ, pornos, por’-nos: from πέρνŋμι, pernēmi (to sell; akin to the base of 4097); a (male) prostitute (as venal), i.e. (by analogy) a debauchee (libertine): – fornicator, whoremonger.
  • 4097. πιπράơκω, pipraskō, pip-ras’-ko: a reduplicated and prolonged form of πράω, praō, prah’-o (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses); contracted from πϵράω, peraō (to traverse; from the base of 4008); to traffic (by travelling), i.e. dispose of as merchandise or into slavery (literal or figurative): – sell.

We can see from the translations where Scripture refers to the word of fornication that it deals extensively with what one would encounter in pornography – harlotry, adultery, incest, idolatry, lust in heterosexuals and homosexuals (sodomites and lesbians), harlots and whores (prostitution), male prostitutes, human trafficking, merchandise and slavery. God warns through out His Word that those committing the afore-going sins will receive punishment in Hell for all eternity.

One might think that the individual has his “right” to partake in the sins of pornography, but that is in violation of what God has commanded His creation not to partake in. It is also a debauched activity to partake in the lustful activities of pornography as many young girls find themselves enslaved by being sexually abused and held as slaves within human trafficking against their own will. They are treated as “pieces of meat” or “idols of lust” by whoremongers.

The depravity of both men and women, from those that look at the media to those who partake in the very acts of sexual immorality, shows the evil and wickedness of their hearts and their outright rebellion against their Creator God. I know, for I too was once a depraved reprobate of a man who was a slave to sexual sin, adultery, fornication and pornography. It is only through the indwelling Holy Spirit that victory can be obtained by the blood of Jesus Christ, when Satan and his demonic spirits come with their temptations. Flee from fornication. Flee from pornography. Flee to Jesus Christ the Righteous.

Scripture speaks loud and clear by warning against the evils of what defiles a man (and woman) as we read:

(20) And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. (21) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, (22) Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: (23) All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. ~ Mark 7:20-23

(19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20) Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, (21) Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. ~ Galatians 5:19-21

This is a stern warning what God’s Word says to those who are both the perpetrators as well as the victims alike of these evils. We read of the Commands that God has given in His Word and we see that Satan has used man to corrupt everything that Almighty God has commanded by promoting and encouraging evil, wicked, debauched behaviour which goes against God’s Word.

If Almighty God is speaking to your sinful heart today, do not harden it in the day of visitation. Call upon the name of His Son Jesus Christ to save you from your wretched life, repent (forsake your sin and change your mind) then bring forth fruit of repentance to the Glory of God. Scripture speaks that:

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:9

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Related Link: Why God Hates Prostitution by Sello Rasephei (Burden4Souls)

The Vice of Sexual Immorality

By Harold S. Martin – A Bible Helps Tract No. 35

We are living in the midst of a tremendous moral revolution. New systems of belief are springing up everywhere. Most of our society is pleasure oriented. The mood is permissive and daring. There is an attitude of irreverence toward God and toward sacred things. There has been a very definite change from the standards accepted just a few decades ago. Our age is reeking with sexual immorality.

The Bible speaks clearly about the sins of sexual impurity and emphatically condemns them (1 Corinthians 6:9), while at the same time it holds forth the hope that those who have been guilty of practicing immorality can be saved (1 Corinthians 6:11). The 7th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). These are God’s negative words of prohibition. The Lord states the positive side in Proverbs 5:18-19 when He says that we should rejoice with the wife of our youth and that her affection should fill us at all times with delight. The key Bible passage on the subject of sexual purity says, “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled, but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4).

Why is the sexual relationship only proper within marriage? One answer is that God knew that a physical relationship between a man and a woman might lead to the birth of a child, and God knew that the child would need the loving tender care of a father and mother – and therefore He has given His blessing to the sex relationship only within the family situation of marriage where the children will most likely get that loving care. And thus any sexual activity outside the honourable bond of marriage is immoral and impure. It is a wicked and shameful sin.

1. THE KINDS OF ADULTERY

The word “adultery” means “to corrupt, to make impure” – and thus adultery is a broad term that refers to a variety of perversions and illicit activities. Adultery (in its broadest sense) includes any violation of the sanctity of sex. It includes incest and rape and seduction and fornication and lewdness and lasciviousness and unfaithfulness and promiscuity and homosexuality and harlotry and whoredom and a whole realm of related impurities.

a) Physical adultery – is the act of having sexual intercourse with someone other than one’s own married partner. Leviticus 18:20 spells it out plainly: “Thou shall not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife.” That is physical adultery.

David, in the Old Testament, committed adultery, and while he was forgiven, he carried his sorrow down to the grave. Some of you may have committed the sin of immorality. You husbands may actually have gone to bed with another woman, and have been unfaithful to your wife. Or perhaps some of you wives may have had illicit relations with another man and have been unfaithful to your husbands. Unless you have confessed your sin and righted things with God and man, someday you will find yourself a sinner in the hands of an angry God. God will judge all forms of impurity – fornication, adultery, lesbianism, sodomy, etc. No one can get away with it, no matter how hidden the bedroom is!

b) Legalized adultery – is possible because the laws of many countries permit divorce and remarriage. Divorce is legal for most causes in the U.S.A. [South Africa and most countries around the world]. But Jesus plainly states, “Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another, commits adultery against her” (Mark 10:11). The same words are spoken about the woman who divorces her husband.

It was legal to divorce and remarry in Paul’s day (and in John the Baptist’s day) under Roman law. But John the Baptist plainly told Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother Philip’s wife” (Mark 6:18). In God’s law, the marriage vows unite a man and a woman for life, and only death can separate the union. The remarriage of a divorced person constitutes a state of adultery, and while it is often legal according to the laws of the country, it is sinful in the eyes of God.

c) Mental adultery – is the kind of adultery resulting from the lustful look. It is possible not to touch a woman, and yet at the same time, dwell on books and pictures and magazines and TV shows in such a way that the imagination runs wild. Many dream of sin, and imagine sin, and if granted the opportunity would indulge in sin; all they lack is the occasion of sin.

We must never allow sinful imaginations to accumulate in our minds, any more than we would permit garbage to pile up in the living rooms of our houses. Jesus not only forbids outward acts of filthiness, but He also condemns un-chastity of heart. He says that anyone who looks on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart (Matthew 5:28). The word “looks” speaks of continuous action. Jesus is not talking about the momentary involuntary glance which might arouse a wrong desire, but He is condemning the act of habitually preoccupied with illicit sex. Most physical adultery is an act that begins with a lustful look.

d) Provoked adultery – is the adultery that results when someone makes it easy for another to commit adultery. In Matthew 5:32, Jesus speaks about divorce and says that one who puts away his wife “causeth her to commit adultery.” Or, some delight in stirring up the passions of others by telling dirty stories, showing filthy pictures, and dwelling upon the unclean. Still others dress immodestly, parading themselves in shorts, transparent, form-fitting clothes – seemingly purposely to accentuate parts of the body to attract the opposite sex.

If a person is a partner in a crime, or helps plan a crime, or if he provokes the crime – he stands as guilty as the one who committed the crime – even though he himself did not actually commit the wrong act. Just so, the one who by actions or dress, incites wrong passions in others – is just as guilty of immorality as is the person who is wrongly attracted. For example, the jeans and slacks that the girls wear are often so tight-fitting in the right places, that they are clearly immodest and thus provoke adultery in the minds of men. The man who is wrongly attracted, as well as the girl who dresses in a sinfully attractive way – both are equally guilty before God.

These have been various kinds of adultery.

2. THE RESULTS OF ADULTERY

Adultery is wrong for a number of reasons. It violates God’s law. It hurts people. It affects future generations. Adultery is a serious sin.

a) Adultery destroys society. Immorality and licentiousness have swept nation after nation out of existence. The sins of impurity brought fire and brimstone upon the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The sin of adultery strikes at the heart of the social order. It strikes at the home, and when the home is weakened, society crumbles. The Roman Empire and other great nations of the past toppled because sexual immorality ran wild.

b) Adultery brings guilt to the individual. Illicit sex brings feelings of guilt and shame. It robs a person of peace. It makes the conscience hurt. In Psalm 51 we find the Psalmist David seeking God’s forgiveness because of the sting of guilt which his adultery with Bathsheba had brought upon him. David reaped what he sowed, because after his escapade with Bathsheba, things were never quiet the same. He would gladly have traded the tragic later years of his life, for the innocence he had once known when he was still a shepherd boy tending his father’s sheep.

c) Adultery harms other persons. A man who commits certain kinds of sins can say, “This is my own private business.” But sexual sins are different; they harm other people. Many say that sex is a function of the body just like eating and sleeping and drinking, and thus it is a bodily demand that must be satisfied. They reason that if one does not satisfy the demand it will cause all kinds of emotional problems. But we must remember that eating and sleeping and drinking are individual actions – whereas sex by its very nature is an inter-personal relationship. More than one person is involved. Therefore, when it is misused, it has far-reaching effects. It harms not only one individual, but also the partner in the act.

3. THE REMEDY FOR ADULTERY

Today every one of us is living in a world full of suggestions to commit sexual immorality. And so each of us needs a defence system that is strong in order to withstand the temptations to become lascivious.

a) Dare to be different from the world about you. Fix it clearly in your mind that Christians should be different. The world around us – unsaved people (perhaps our neighbours, our associates at work, our classmates in school) – we love them; there is much to admire in them; we want them to come out on the Lord’s side; we need to pray for them and be kind to them – but those who are unconverted live in a different world and are headed for a different destination. They are slaves to a different master. The way we live, the kinds of company we keep, our manner of speech, the way we dress – must be different from the sinful practices of the world.

b) Avoid circumstances that may lead to problems. God tells those who seek purity to “flee.” We are to “flee fornication” (1 Corinthians 6:18) and to “depart from iniquity” (2 Timothy 2:19). We must steadfastly avoid any person or activity or occasion which might cause us to fall. Make a covenant with your eyes (Job 31:1). Stop your ears from all filthy conversation. Limit television viewing. Read nothing that defiles the imagination. Stay out of places and away from people who lean toward immoral activities. If you don’t want to do business with the devil, then stay out of his shop!

c) Turn to Christ for the gift of moral strength. One who receives Christ as Master and Director of his life, has One who helps him face temptation, and gives him power to say “yes” to purity and to say “no” to the frightening pull of sin. One who receives Christ, receives also the gift of the Holy Spirit – a Custodian who helps us keep the body pure and clean. We must cultivate a sense of the presence of God, realizing that the eyes of the Lord “are in every place beholding the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3). We need to pray often the words of the hymn, “Pure in heart, O God, help me to be.”

To those who have trifled with fornication and adultery and homosexuality there is good news. Mary Magdalene had been immoral, but Jesus changed her life. Jesus told the woman who was caught in the very act of adultery, “Neither do I condemn thee; go and sin no more.” Jesus never once condoned sins of immorality. He always condemned sexual impurity, but for those who acknowledge their sin, and make the appropriate confession, and break up wrong relationships, and resolve to live a clean life – there is complete forgiveness and total cleansing. You may very well carry scars of your sin down to the grave, but Jesus Christ can save you if you are willing to meet the conditions. Why not turn your life over to Him?

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