#RiotingStudentsMustFall

To All Whom This May Concern

This open letter is written concerning the violent riots that are taking place at the universities around the Republic of South Africa by the students demanding “free tertiary education” with their #FeesMustFall campaign. History is repeating itself and the ANC/SACP government is greatly at fault for how the masses are acting! In times past the youth were encouraged to rebel against the wicked apartheid government and today they are rebelling against their very own wicked ANC/SACP government, too, for we can read in GOD’s Word,

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

South Africans are mourning at present!

Students at the Durban University of Technology march as countrywide protests demanding free tertiary education continue. Picture: Rogan Ward. Credit: REUTERS

Do you notice the political war regalia being worn?

Holistic Education Diminished

Due to the South African ANC/SACP government removing from its school system the Holy Bible as the standard and true authority for holistic education, starting each day with prayer to the GOD of Creation YEHOVAH, Darwinian evolution which is the religion of atheism has taken the Holy Bible’s place and is now promoted and taught in our school systems as part of the curriculum to the young minds of this generation and the generations to come. Teaching the theory of evolution – which is not an observable science – is GOD-hating and a Marxist attack on the Creator, thus spreading lies that all of Creation that can be seen came into existence by millions and billions of years stemming from a “big-bang”, so the story goes. The atheistic attempt to remove GOD the Creator from the equation is promoting the lie that humanity evolved from an organism known as the “last universal common ancestor (LUCA)[1][2][3] which lived approximately 3.5-3.8 billion years ago,[4] although a study in 2015 found ‘remains of biotic life’ from 4.1 billion years ago in ancient rocks in Creation vs. EvolutionWestern Australia.[5][6]”. In all of this, I wonder how this gels with South Africa saying humanity started in their “Cradle of Humankind” where “in 1935, Robert Broom found the first ape-man fossils at Sterkfontein”.[7] This is the figment of deceived  imaginations of wretched mankind who sadly masquerade as teachers, lecturers, scientists and professors, and who tell the fanciful theoretical stories that man has over millions and billions of years evolved through the animal kingdom resulting in their nearest relatives being primates – also known as apes / monkeys!

The Truth of the matter is, for we read,

18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 
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: 
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. 
22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 
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. 
24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 
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 1:18-25 

By diminishing the Truth into a bold-faced lie through the education department coupled with the outlawing of corporal punishment – for those who do not know, it was caning or lashes for ill discipline or failure to follow school rules and regulations and for not doing one’s homework or fighting at school – the government has created a disrespecting lawless generation of scholars. Scripture teaches the following,

13  In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. ~ Proverb 10:13

24  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. ~ Proverb 13:24

15  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. ~ Proverb 22:15

13  Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. ~ Proverb 23:13

14  Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. ~ Proverb 23:14

3  A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. ~ Proverb 26:3

15  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. ~ Proverb 29:15

UKZN campus arson destruction Where no discipline is you have the breeding of lawless delinquents. Whilst the government has enforced their man-made laws, the parents of this current generation of school and university students are responsible before GOD for how they have raised their children. Whilst many are pagan and heathen for not following after the One and Only True and Living GOD YEHOVAH (YHVH), it is for this very reason that they are not GOD fearing and therefore they are not educating their children according to GOD’s Word, for

7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Proverb 1:7 

10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. ~ Proverb 9:10

10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. ~ Psalm 111:10 

This generation is not GOD fearing, but a government-created generation of reprobates who will go to Hell if they should die in their wretched sin (lawlessness)(see 1 John 3:4) and on Judgment Day they will be eternally condemned to the lake of fire which is the second death (see Revelation 20:14), unless they have their “. . . repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). For it is written,

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

Dumbed-down Standard of Education

The University of KwaZulu Natal Pietermaritzburg campus resembles a war zone again this evening after students erupted in violent and disruptive protest. This in turn led to police and security tear gassing the students The school education system has been downgraded, and the standard of the pass rate and tertiary education qualifications have also been lowered. In the past (pre-1994), in order to obtain a university entrance you had to pass Matric (Standard 10, now Grade 12) with distinctions in your subjects at the Higher Grade level. This was applicable in writer’s Matric year in 1982, and although he passed he did not qualify for a university entrance. If you just scraped through your Matric year, you would most probably not be seeing the inside of the university lecture rooms.

Dare writer say, post-1994 students with the present minimum requirements to obtain a university entrance, bearing in mind the pass rates were of a higher standard of education, being either the Higher Grade or the Standard Grade levels, these were the applicable grades:

  • A = 90% – 100% (Distinctions)
  • B = 80% – 89%
  • C = 70% – 79%
  • D = 60% – 69%
  • E = 50% – 59%
  • F = 40% – 49%
  • FF = 35% – 39%
  • G = 30% – 34%

Using this yesteryear system of grading for possible university entrance, it is ridiculous to think that you can qualify to study for a Higher Certificate with a minimum “G” grade in the language of learning and teaching, a Diploma with a minimum “F” grade and a Bachelor’s Degree  with a minimum “E” grade![8]

South Africa should be ashamed of this standard of higher education! Ha – what a joke. Further, many who are shouting the odds as so-called “Student Representatives” for “Free Education” are by their hateful devilish rhetoric inciting violence, lawlessness and anarchy! This is what can be expected from a society lacking the reverence and fear of GOD, morals and proper education! If representatives are making their anarchist violence a racial-thing again demanding “decolonised education” then they should start by decolonising themselves with the benefits of westernised / colonial homes, cell-phones, vehicles, clothing, straight-hair and eye-lashes, money-systems like banks, internet and computers, medicines and hospitals, sciences, architecture, engineering, law degrees, writing utensils, books and encyclopaedias, water and electricity infrastructure, etc., etc. And remember Universities and employment are colonial practices!

Tertiary Education is a Privilege

Whilst at the PMB campus, the William O’Brien residence was torched early last week. Tertiary education is NOT a must – it is a privilege. First the student must excel at school to gain a university entrance pass with distinction passes. Then if he/she has money to pay for the degree they can make an application to enrol. If you have no money then you take out a loan or get a bursary to enrol, or as applicable at present the promising poorer students can obtain financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). If you still have no money you go out and get a job (well this worked well in the past). Today there are highly qualified students with LLB Law Degrees, B.Proc Degrees and the like who cannot even be employed due to a lack of jobs, which includes a majority of “born-free” matriculants in the job-seeking market. No jobs you might say. Well sign up with SAPS and fight crime and arrest the students burning down the universities in vandalism and arson or do some national service with the SANDF and you will be able to get an education through them!

In The Witness newspaper dated October 5, 2016, the following was reported:

NSFAS [National Student Financial Aid Scheme] has supported more than 1,6 million students from poor backgrounds, most of whose parents had never seen the door of a university or college. This year alone, NSFAS is dishing out R14,2 billion to support more than 200 000 students at universities.

The minister [Blade Nzimande] said the exemption of NSFAS-qualifying students and the so-called “missing middle” from fee hikes would cover about 75% of university students.

So if this is true, it appears that there is financial aid being offered to assist with tertiary education fees for the poorer students, but no, they all want free tertiary decolonised education. Which brings us to the point of many who are crying for free education yet they are from privileged backgrounds where they have attended private schools. Here are the Top 10 of SA’s most expensive schools[9]:

SCHOOL BOARDING PUPIL DAY PUPIL
1. Hilton College, KZN R219 500 N/A
2. Michaelhouse, KZN R208 320 N/A
3. St. Andrews College, EC R199 140 R88 950
4. Roedean School for Girls, GP R196 539 R107 670
5. Kearsney College, KZN R195 800 R134 800
6. St. John College, GP R194 231 R115 067
7. St. Andrew’s School for Girls, GP R189 830 R102 400
8. St. Martins, GP R184 460 R112 000
9. Bishops, WC R184 120 R105 520
10. St Stithians, GP R181 693 R104 770
— Maritzburg College, KZN R95 230 R38 330
— Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool (Affies) R62 765 R31 760

So, let me understand this. All the children who attend at just these top 10 most expensive schools (plus Maritzburg College and Affies to show the affordability) cannot afford University Fees? Are you saying, most of the matriculants who attend expensive schools do not attend university? If the violence continues in the universities, the only true losers will be the truly poor students who do want an education. Should the universities close, the rich will just use their wealth and send their children abroad for education, both in schools and universities.  

Free Education Will Not Work

Firefighters extinguish the fire at the William O'Brien Res at UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus on 26 September 2016. Image by: Yasantha NaidooFree education will not work. If free education is given students will not have the drive to truly excel. As it is at present we have many, not all, undereducated students taking on higher tertiary education. Whilst writer did not attend university to study, he surely did attend university frat parties! Nothing has changed. Varsity students party hard and this behaviour is commonly seen in and around the UKZN Pietermaritzburg precinct. Giving university students free education will create even more irresponsible students who spend their parents’ money on luxuries such as fashionable hair-extensions, clothing, night-clubbing, parties, alcohol and drugs. Even recently during a police raid at the UKZN residences marijuana was found on campus! “No fees” will create a mentality for students to flunk without any consequences. It is worrisome that the students’ attitudes could degenerate to: “If I fail so what! Someone else is carrying my costs!” Many already have this attitude and are busy flunking. With the present lack of respect for authorities – lecturers, police, security, the government and your neighbour (fellow man) – and a lack of respect for other peoples’ property, it is clear that the students who are engaging in violent, lawless acts are criminal and a menace to society with hatred and murder in their hearts. It can also be expected that lectures will be skipped with no consequences to parents paying hard-earned cash, for it all will be free. Students won’t feel it in their own pockets when they mess around and they will be even less accountable to their parents. In fact the parents should thrash their revolting children and get them back to their studies!

At Howard College in Durban, the law library and a nearby cafeteria were burnt down.Having “free tertiary education” will certainly create a hive of slothfulness where students will make the university campuses their place of lazing-about (which is already the practice for many) at someone else’s’ expense; guaranteed at the taxpayers’ expense! There will not be the need to complete one’s studies and go seek employment, so how will the universities police the number of students in attendance. The lecturers who are siding with these rogue students cannot even think clearly as to how this will all pan out and who is to pay their salaries or pay for the chemicals, for example, in practical science lessons. Nothing comes cheap! South Africa, a once prospering nation, can ill afford more fiscal burdens as this country teeters one level above “junk status” – the equivalent of insolvent Zimbabwe!

Surely, if university students want “free education” then they should also be willing to work for free if and when they eventually find employment! I am sure they will not! Like in life, you want something of worth, you need to pay for it. Nothing is for mahala! Wise up!

The Judicial system is failing

SAPS enforcing law and Order The violent arson destruction of university and public property that presently runs far in excess of R600-million nationally needs to be recovered some way. Those responsible for the vandalising and destruction of property should be brought to book to repay the repair costs or, at the least, do jail time. The old adage: “You do the crime, you do the time” should be enforced. The judicial system, especially in the Gauteng province, is failing the law-abiding citizenry of South Africa by allowing, in certain cases, arrested students to be released with a mere warning. This is preposterous! The judicial   system is sending these criminals straight back into the battle to fight another day. However, the Pietermaritzburg courts have detained – at the last count – eighteen UKZN students in custody without bail. It is yet to be  seen what the outcome of these cases will be. We do pray for true justice to be done with jail time for violent arsonists, that a clear succinct judicial order will be sent out that lawlessness will not be tolerated! However, do not hold-your-breath for the UKZN has a restraining order in place that is being violated daily by rebelling students!

Further, whilst a court session was in progress regarding the bail for the UKZN students, witchcraft was Impepho customtaking place outside the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court with students “summoning the ancestral spirits by burning impepho”. Scripture is very clear that no person is to consult with the dead in necromancy. We read,

10  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. ~ Deuteronomy 18:10,11

GOD has made only One to be a mediator, as we read,

5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; ~ 1 Timothy 2:5

GOD calls this an abomination and people dealing with ancestral spirits in witchcraft will receive Hell fire unless they repent towards GOD! Also the “protestant churches” that have aligned themselves with supporting violent student protestors are nothing but harlot daughters of the great Harlot Roman Catholic “church” as we can read: “. . . MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (see Revelation 17:5). 

VIDEO: Students outside PMB Magistrate’s Court calling up “ancestors”

“Peaceful” Demonstrations

The students have a right to “peaceful” demonstrations according to the South African Constitution, which should however not infringe upon the rights of others. That would include the students who do not want to engage in protest to continue unhindered with their studies which have been paid for in order for them to write their examinations and possibly obtain their degrees. They have constitutional rights too. Disrupting lectures will inevitably have a knock-on effect where if the academic year cannot be completed this year, the courses will have to be done next year at further costs. Have the riotous students ever stopped to think (if that is possible) that by destroying the university campuses their unlawful actions will eventually result in no place to study and obtain any degrees or diplomas for this current generation and the following generations to come. The riotous students do not care about the wellbeing of the upcoming matriculants who would want to enrol in the next academic year come January 2017 for there will probably be no places available for them, let alone a place of learning. Your barbaric actions are impinging upon the rights of others. Not only are the students being affected, but so is the man on the street who has the right to move about unhindered without being pelted with bricks or having to run a gauntlet avoiding violent acts and having his property vandalised.

It would appear from the much media footage that there appears to be sinister third forces orchestrating these protests. The student representatives are inciting violence, lawlessness and intimidation against students that want to get on with their studies and their lives. If the protests were conducted in a peaceful manner no law enforcement with shotguns, rubber bullets, stun grenades and teargas would be needed.

For he beareth not the sword in vain

There is a Biblical mandate that GOD commands in His Word concerning the government using force to maintain law and order, where we read,

1  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 
2  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 
3  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 
4  For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 
5  Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. ~ Romans 13:1-5 

Protesting students confronting SAPS' Law Enforcement Officers This particular portion of Scripture deals with government authority. We also read in Daniel 2:20-22, as it is written: “20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: 21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: 22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.” Whilst governments are generally evil and wicked in their dealings, the evil and wickedness of men cannot be ascribed to a holy, perfect and good Creator GOD. And whilst we read in Proverbs 29:2, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” we still are commanded to be subject unto the higher powers (the government). We can see that the government does not bear the sword in vain for those that keep the law, but for the lawless. Back in the first century A.D. the authorities had swords, but nowadays in this context they bear shotguns, firearms, bullets (metal and rubber), stun grenades and teargas. The “lawbreaking reprobate students” are those who do evil in the aforementioned Romans’ portion of Scripture.

VIDEO: SAPS justify legal restraint

The SAPS are not engaging in “police brutality” as the wretched rioting students claim, for they are enforcing the law for which they have been employed to do, who should be righteous ministers of GOD. If anyone takes the law into their own hands and physically assault and throw life-endangering projectiles at Law Enforcement Officers then you can expect to meet force with force. Jesus gives a stern warning in Matthew 26:52, “. . . for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” The police never instigated the outbreak of violence, arson and destruction. If you keep the law, no harm will come to you. Act in a devil-possessed manner which is evil, then expect the full might of the law to come down on you!

VIDEO: Clashes at UKZN Pietermaritzburg Campus

Some of the Molotov cocktails and petrol found at at UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg’s Malherbe residence on Thursday. (Supplied) In The Witness dated October 7, 2016, it is also reported that ‘Molotov Cocktails’ – a Russian-Franco Communist weapon of origin used by the ANC during the Apartheid years – and petrol was located in the UKZN Pietermaritzburg Malherbe’s residence (pictured above). This is why the revolting students want the campus security and SAPS removed from campuses. It is so they can engage in lawlessness and anarchy! How much longer must this violence A student is injuredcontinue? Until someone loses their life? If these violent protests continue then the government needs to implement a State of Emergency and get the military involved and arrests need to be made rounding up all illegal anarchist protestors! This is a situation waiting to implode! If the students cannot act in a civilised manner then the powers that be should shut all universities until such time that law and order is established. However, this is what the third forces would want, an age-old communistic ploy to create mayhem and then order out of chaos, from the Latin ORDO AB CHAO.

If these rioting students are the “leaders” of tomorrow, I fear for this nation and for their souls. #RiotingStudentsMustFall

Soli Deo Gloria

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Footnotes:

Items [1] to [6] hereunder can be found at Wikipedia: Evolution –

[1] Kampourakis 2014, pp. 127-129

[2] Doolittle, W. Ford (February 2000). “Uprooting the Tree of Life” (PDF). Scientific American. Stuttgart; Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. 282 (2): 90-95. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0200-90. ISSN 0036-8733. PMID 10710791. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-07. Retrieved 2015-04-05.

[3] Glansdorff, Nicolas; Ying Xu; Labedan, Bernard (July 9, 2008). “The Last Universal Common Ancestor: emergence, constitution and genetic legacy of an elusive forerunner”. Biology Direct. London: BioMed Central. 3: 29. doi:10.1186/1745-6150-3-29. ISSN 1745-6150. PMC 2478661. PMID 18613974.

[4] Schopf, J. William; Kudryavtsev, Anatolly B.; Czaja, Andrew D.; Tripathi, Abhishek B. (October 5, 2007). “Evidence of Archean Life. Stromatolites and microfossils”. Precambrian Research. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Elsevier. 158 (3-4); 141-155. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2007.04.009. ISSN 0301-9268.

[5] Borenstein, Seth (October 19, 2015). “Hints of life on what was thought to be desolate early Earth”. Excite. Yonkers, NY: Mindspark Interactive Network. Associated Press. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 

[6] Bell, Elizabeth A.; Boehnike, Patrick; Harrison, T. Mark; et al. (November 24, 2015). “Potentially biogenic carbon preserved in a 4.1 billion-year-old zircon” (PDF). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences. 112 (47): 14518-14521. doi:10.1073/pnas.1517557112. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 4664351. PMID 26483481. Retrieved 2015-12-30.

[7] http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Humankind

[8] Parent24.com for Matric Passing:

Firstly, there are three pass levels:

1. Higher certificate
2. Diploma
3. Bachelors Degree (which was commonly known as an exemption).

Here are the pass requirements for each of these levels

Higher certificate pass requirements
  • Must obtain 40% in your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% in two other subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for three other subjects.

It is important to note that one of your languages must either be English or Afrikaans to qualify for a Higher Certificate.

Diploma pass requirements
  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 40% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.
Bachelors Degree pass requirements
  • Must obtain at least 40% for your Home Language.
  • Must obtain at least 50% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • Must obtain at least 30% for two other subjects.

[9] http://www.702.co.za/articles/2977/sas-most-expensive-schools-and-are-the-fees-worth-it

Sodom and Gomorrah is Here!

Nations the world over, including our beloved South Africa, who have turned their backs on their Creator GOD YHVH, by promulgating heinous, evil and wicked sinful laws of legalising homosexual marriages in direct violation of YHVH’s Commands will receive HIS righteous judgment as we are reminded in Scripture:

16  The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
17  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. ~ Psalms 9:16.17

Here are GOD’s warnings from His perfect and infallible Word. Satan seeks to destroy men, women and children, and Almighty GOD will do what is just and righteous against the abominable. Praise be to GOD for HIS Holy Ways:

12  And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. ~ Revelation 13:12

25  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. ~ Daniel 7:25

23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. ~ Genesis 2:23-25

22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. ~ Leviticus 18:22

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. ~ Leviticus 20:13

18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 
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:
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.
22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
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.
24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
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.
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:
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.
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;
29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 
30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 
31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 
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. ~ Romans 1:18-32

4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 
5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
~ Matthew 19:4,5

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 6:9

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

6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 
7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 
8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
~ Revelation 21:6-8

Sodomites / catamites and lesbians are an abomination before the Lord GOD Almighty and therefore shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death, unless they repent of their wicked ways before GOD and call upon HIS blessed Son Jesus Christ as the substitutionary atonement for their sins to save them from GOD’s wrath! The Lord Jesus Christ is the homosexuals’ only hope to find peace with GOD and escape Hell!

Soli Deo Gloria!

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Related blog posts in respect of the heinous homosexual agenda in South Africa can be read at the under-mentioned links:

Ukhozi FM Concert 2015 Evangelism

Gary preaching On Saturday June 13, 2015 Brothers Lungisa and Gary headed out to evangelise at the secular music concert taking place at The Oval in Alexandra Park, Pietermaritzburg.

This music event was usually held on the last day of the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) Show being the tenth day. However, this year the music concert was not held as in the past and even though Ukhozi FM and the RAS had advertised in the media that the date had been changed, huge crowds of “concert-goers” still came out in their masses on Sunday June 7, 2015! As over the years a huge street party ensued with much drinking, debauchery and crime being the order of the day.

In 2013, Lungisa and Gary had made a video warning of the under-aged drinking of alcohol by school children and even with the presence of the SAPS and the Msunduzi Traffic law-enforcement officers, crime was out of control. Back then there were criminal activities taking place in broad daylight and nothing was done about it. It was just a matter of time for the criminal safe_image activities to get out of control. And so it was on Sunday June 7, 2015 at about 18H00 with the “street party” unsanctioned by RAS and Ukhozi FM and therefore not “supervised” by law agencies, drunkenness spilled over into, what was reported as, gang related violence on an old horse polo field and a 19 year old fatally stabbed a Mooi River young man named “Themba” multiple times! Another murder had taken place upon the streets of Pietermaritzburg at a “fun-event”! The reports can be read Here (The Citizen) and Here (Public Eye Maritzburg).

From our + 5 hours ministering out there on Sunday, the crowds coming to the event were “much better” behaved than the total abandonment that we have seen at past events. However, there was still alcohol consumption and a few drunk children that we saw and heard. It could also be the case that they were “partied-out” from last week, but the crowds picked up steadily during the morning and early afternoon. Hundreds of Gospel tracts were handed out, some conversations had and the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was proclaimed and high and lifted up! We have a three part part-open-air preaching by Brother Lungisa in isiZulu before the battery on our camera died! 

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

The food vendors Lungisa early on tractingLungisa on the boxSome crowdsQueues of people listeningSkottle-braai boerewors and kebabsLungisa proclaiming the GospelA "Gospel" group waiting to go-in; some reading Gospel tractsLungisa persuading a man to take literatureGary preaching to the linesGary preaching to the linesGary preaching Christ

Kindly keep all in your prayers of those who had an ear to hear the Word of God and that our Great God and Saviour Jesus Christ would have saved the elect this day!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Preaching at UKZN

Went out on Thursday 9th April 2015 with Brother MInternet Archivearius Louw and proclaimed the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The audio can be heard by clicking on the logo to the right >>>

The Scripture portion was from Luke 13:24-30 ~

24  Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25  When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
26  Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27  But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
28  There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
29  And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 
30  And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

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Soli Deo Gloria!

School’s Out !

Yesterday, April 1, 2015, the South African schools’ first term came to an end with the commencement of the “Easter* holidays.” Whilst waiting for my grandson, I had earlier rounded up the troops, brothers Marius and Jono, to come out and sow the seed of the Word to waiting parents, grandparents, and the like, as well as the soon arriving school staff and scholars eager to go on vacation!

The open-air preaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and Him crucified came from:

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:
14  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
~ Matthew 7:13
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You can listen to the audio by clicking on the logo >>>

The pupils at one point were called back by the teacher on duty as she said they could not leave the premises without their parent(s) – but this shows how children gravitate to the Good News and are hungry for the Word whilst their “elders” tend to reject the same – though not all. We pray for our Father in Heaven to bring a harvest for His glory alone.

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Soli Deo Gloria!

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* Easter or Passover? Here is a two part explanation dealing with the following portion of Scripture:

1  Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 
2  And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 
3  And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 
4  And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. 
5  Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. ~ Acts 12:1-5 (Authorised Version KJV)

The Gospel: Earnestly contend for the faith Sermon

This is a brief outline of the sermon notes (not verbatim with the audio sermon)  from a Sermon preached at Living Hope by Gary Crous on Sunday January 11, 2015. You can listen to the audio Sermon Here or by clicking the Internet Archive logo hereunder.

THE GOSPEL: EARNESTLY CONTEND FOR THE FAITH

(GALATIANS 1; JUDE 3)Internet Archive

A brief recap from last week’s sermon: Our Resolve for 2015

1. “walking epistles known and read of all men” (2 Cor. 3:12)

2. The Great Commission (Matt. 28:19,20) – Might I add “Go and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).

3. Formula 4 (Acts 2:42). “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. [Be reminded and prayerfully examine yourself as we will be coming around the Lord’s table which is an act of worship that shows Christ’s death until He comes again].

4. A “model” Church (1 Thessalonians 1:7) as ensamples to all that believe. We do not want to be a holy huddle up on the hill, but we want “to be the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 5:14).

5. Living a life of Holiness (Hebrew 12:14). “We are to follow peace with all men and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” There is a huge responsibility upon us as to how we conduct our lives.

6. How to not “left your first love” (Revelation 2:4). The Gospel of Christ is about abiding in Christ as we heard last week from John 15:1-8; He must be our First Love.

We were reminded that all these are covered in being a “good and faithful servant” (Our proof text coming from Matthew 25:14-30).

We then saw that Our Resolve for 2015 will be FAITHFULNESS! So want to hear the words: “Well done good and faithful servant … enter!” Might I add, not only for 2015, but until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved (Matthew 24:13; Mark 13:13).

This is the race, a lifestyle – it is not how you start, but how you finish. Philippians 3:14 reads: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

NOW, we get onto this weeks Sermon titled: THE GOSPEL: EARNESTLY CONTEND FOR THE FAITH

GALATIANS 1:1-24 (READ)

1  Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
2  And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:
3  Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4  Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
5  To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6  I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11  But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13  For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
14  And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
15  But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
16  To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17  Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
18  Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19  But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.
20  Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
21  Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
22  And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
23  But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
24  And they glorified God in me.

1. Location – v. 2

2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

All those with him and the churches of Galatia [a large area in Asia Minor boarded on the north by Ilithynia and Pontus, on the east by Cappadocia, on the south by Phamphlia and Cilicia, and on the west by Phrygia and Pisidia] – these people were initially Gallic or Celtic who settled there in the 3rd Century BC following their invasion of the Balkans in 279 BC into Asia Minor and it finally became a Roman province under the Roman Empire. Paul penned this epistle sometime between 40-60 AD, possibly in 53 AD. Galatia of the New Testament is initially the Gauls of the east. To set the geographical location, this area is present day Turkey a Muslim nation dominated by Islam. The churches of Galatia in Paul’s day are probably underground churches and not out there in the open today, but this epistle also finds application for us in our lives in Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal and further afield.

2. Revelation – vv. 11,12

11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

This Gospel was by the Revelation of Jesus Christ. The Gospel preached by Paul was not after man, received of man, or taught of man. It was by the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

If we are born again has God revealed the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives by a divine revelation.

3. Salvation – vv. 15,16

15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

When it pleased God and called Paul by grace, it was not by his own devises. It was a work of God. God revealed His Son Jesus in him.

Salvation is as per Ephesians 2:8,9 as we read:

8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

In 1 Corinthians 2:1,2 Paul says he came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. He also says Woe unto me if I preach not the gospel. (1 Cor. 9:16)

4. Proclamation – vv. 6-10

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Expound upon the true Gospel that is grace by faith, not as some were preaching a pervert gospel of keeping the Mosaic Law.

There were those coming in and preaching a different Gospel. [JUDE 3 – “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation [my emphasis a salvation they all knew], it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” There weren’t many types of salvation, it was a common salvation that they knew; and the faith was delivered (made known/revealed) once unto the saints. {Elaborate}

The word “pervert” which is a verb is to distort or corrupt the original course, meaning, or state of something and it can lead (someone) away from what is considered natural or acceptable.

Paul says, if I am a man pleaser then I should not be the servant of Christ.

5. Glorification – vv. 23,24

23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
24 And they glorified God in me.

God is glorified in me. Does people see Christ-likeness in your life so that they glorify God in you?

How do we contend for the faith once delivered to all the saints? We will look at fifteen imperatives (commands) of this faith:

I · Do the Word – Jesus said My mother and my brethren are these which hear the Word of God, and do it (Luke 8:21). In Matthew 12:49 Jesus made it abundantly clear who His disciples were when He stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, and said Behold my mother and my brethren! In verse 50 He said: For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, sister, and mother.

II · Be in unity – 1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you: but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

We are commanded to speak the same thing. Let us look at the word “Theology” – it is made up of two Greek words: theos = God; logos = word. Theology is therefore God’s Word, “The study of the nature of God and religious belief.”

  • Same mind – 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. – We are warned in James 1:8 A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. [I pray and hope there are no double-minded people in this assembly]
  • Same judgment – 1 Corinthians 2:14,15 (14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (15) But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

III · Keep the unity of the Spirit – Ephesians 4:3-7 (3) Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; (5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism, (6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (7) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Carry on in Ephesians 4:11-16 (11) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; (12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: (14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (15) But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: (16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, making increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

IV · Be active in the ministry of reconciliation – 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 (18) And all things are of God who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given unto us the ministry of reconciliation; (19) To 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. (20) Now 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.

  • We are representing the Kingdom of God as Jesus preached, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:2) and in Mark 1:15 Jesus said, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
  • C.H. Spurgeon said: “Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.”

V · Peace, holiness and righteousness – In Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. And in 2 Corinthians 5:20 “… we might receive the righteousness of God.”

VI · Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. – Matthew 5:48.

VII · Study [the Word of God] to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

VIII · Make disciples – not Christians – and teach them. – Matthew 28:19,20.

IX · Preach the gospel one to another. – Romans 1:15 ~ So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

X · Be Holy Spirit lead and walk in the spirit and not after the flesh. – Galatians 5:16 ~ This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

XI · Love one another so the world will know we are Christ’s disciples. – John 13:35.

XII · Let your light shine before all men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16.

XIII · Preach the Gospel to the heathen world. – Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8. Be a witness for our Lord Jesus Christ.

XIV · Contend for Truth and reprove all works of darkness – Ephesians 5:11 ~ And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

21  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
22  Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? ~ 1 Corinthians 10:21,22

XV · Pray, pray and pray some more! – This is communication with God. Make sure our prayers are according to God’s will – (14) And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. (15) And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. – 1 John 5:14,15.

CHALLENGE

Do YOU resolve to contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

  • When we do His will – we are His disciples.
  • When we do His will – He hears us.
  • When we do His will – He grows His Church.
  • When we do His will – He is Glorified.

So let us hold to the five Solas:

  1. Sola Gratia (Grace Alone) [Acronym G.R.A.C.E. – God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense]
  2. Sola Fide (Faith Alone) [Acronym F.A.I.T.H. – Forsaking All I Trust Him]
  3. Solus Christus (Christ Alone)
  4. Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)
  5. Soli Deo Gloria (To the Glory of God Alone)

Amen.

Open Letter to the South African President: Mr. Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma and three of his wives

Dear Mr President,

This letter, I believe, is written to you at a time when this country is crying for proper governance. Before and ever since you have taken the presidential reigns of this lovely country South Africa, the press has had a field day with your presidential and private lifestyles — the facts are that you have made the headlines for mostly the wrong reasons. And more recently an article appeared in the Sunday Times newspaper titled: ‘It is time to talk about our moral code’ (February 21, 2010). This will also be addressed in this letter.

Mr President, it appears from the press and from many other well documented articles that fraud, crime and corruption are leprous illnesses that permeates the ruling party and government in general. What is saddening is that the citizens of South Africa go largely unprotected by the corrupt and insufficient governance that makes up the disorder of the day and they are the majority who are victims of the separatist elite’s non-performance and ever escalating sins of crime, fraud, greed, lawlessness and other evils that are polluting our society.

Mr President, it is time for the masses to hear the Truth and that will also include you, sir, and every civil servant of this nation.

While your party members want to protect your private life from the scrutiny of the public, what their short-sightedness and lack of understanding fails to comprehend is that when you chose to be a parliamentarian you became public domain. Mr President, you are accountable to those citizens who voted you into office and you are also accountable to those citizens who chose not to give you their democratic vote. You, sir, are therefore to rule impartially for all the peoples of South Africa and not only for the interests of your ANC comrades.

Mr President, recently stories of your ‘private sex life’ made public headlines, and you have acknowledged the facts that have become known. What is of great concern is the lack of morals that you are showing to a wide audience which includes our young generation — and also the international community who have also questioned your moral ethics. It is a fact that your rule is immoral and ungodly.

Mr President, you have acted immorally and without regard for the message that you are communicating to our children and as a public figure you should be the one who is to show respect of persons, morality and maturity in leading our nation. Your actions are in violation against Almighty God’s commands — and even if you or any other person does not want to believe in the One True God, you are still accountable to Him by your behaviour.

Mr President, there has been campaigns that have been instigated by government where parliamentarians have encouraged persons to ‘be-wise-and-condomise’ and then tell the people to abstain from sex to prevent HIV/AIDS — what is the true message you are sending out? Not only have you not heeded these ‘suggestions’ you are also making South Africa a nation of fornicators (those who have sex outside the bounds of marriage). Mr President, by your actions you are a fornicator. This can set a dangerous trend where: If the president does it why should those following him not do like wise?

The Word of God (The Holy Bible) is clear when it says:

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.

From the Scripture references you will note that they are all in the singular — a man, his father, his mother, his wife, they [man and wife] shall become one flesh. From this you can see one man and one wife makes one marriage and you become one flesh. Mr President, to say your having many wives is your custom goes against what God says and it is a flagrant sin against Him as you are defying the Almighty’s rule of marriage. Mr President, The Bible says that man has invalidated the Word of God for the sake of your traditions (Matthew 15:6; Mark 7:8). By your traditions you make the Word of God of no effect.

By taking more than one wife, Mr President, you are committing adultery and thereby you are breaking the Seventh Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. Sir, you are also making your ‘wives’ adulteresses and by their willingness to enter into polygamous marriages, they, too, are committing adultery. Polygamy and being a polygamist are illegal acts. Mr President, playing your Zulu-custom card does not condone your sin and immoral acts. You might want to hold to your custom and ‘even expect others to tolerate and respect it’, but it is sin before an infinitely Holy and Righteous God. 1 John 3:4 reads –

1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Jesus also said –

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Mr President, it is at this very time that you, and every other person reading this letter, should consider how you will stand before Almighty God on the Day of Judgment, for there is a day that is approaching –

Act 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. (my emphasis)

Each and every person will have to give an accounting of themselves on this Great and Fearful Day. People do not know when they will die — death comes upon people very suddenly and often by surprise and God’s Word warns you –

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

how will you kneel before God? At this point you should examine your lifestyle against God’s Holy Standard, The Ten Commandments, and see where you are headed — Heaven? Or Hell?

How many lies have you told in your lifetime? If you have told a lie you are a liar in the sight of God. You don’t need to tell ten lies then a bell goes off or even ascribe a colour to your lie — a lie is a lie in God’s Wisdom. Have you ever stolen anything? This includes fraud, if you have you are a thief in the sight of God. We have already dealt with the committing of adultery, but listen what Jesus said –

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

We have already dealt with this crime against God and He sees even the intentions of peoples’ hearts and their minds. This also includes the debauched acts of homosexual sex and marriages. South Africa became the fifth country in the world, and the first in Africa, to allow legal marriages between same-sex couples. This law which was promulgated by the ANC is a heinous stench before the LORD –

Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Have you ever committed murder? God’s Word says that if you are angry and hate anyone you have committed murder in the heart. Jesus said –

Matthew 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
Matthew 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

Mr President, murder also includes abortion which your ANC party, under the ex-president Mr Mandela, promulgated the abortion law on February 1, 1997 and since then over 900,000 South African babies have been brutally murdered officially, legally and with tax payers’ money.

Have you ever blasphemed God? Or made reference to Him or His Son Jesus by not showing Him the rightful reverence He deserves? It is evident from an article that appeared in Africa News that you have openly blasphemed God by making reference that God agrees with the ANC’s policies, quote:

He said church leaders must persuade believers to vote for the ANC. “When priests pray for poverty to end and for development, then it means God agrees with the ANC because the ANC stands for those things,” Zuma said.

“When you preach in your churches, just explain to the congregation – in a paragraph – about the ANC. People who love God must not play with their votes, they must vote for the ANC,” said Zuma.

He added: “We in the ANC know God. When the ANC was born, it was baptized. We have respect, we are beautiful, and we conduct ourselves in a good way.”

Mr President, it is clear that you have mocked Almighty God by making fun and jokes about Him and His children. If you, or the ANC, know God you will keep His commandments –

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

God says He will hold everyone guilty for using His Name in vain. [“ANC to rule till Jesus comes” – Jacob Zuma]

Mr President, on the Day of Judgment when the Supreme Judge of the Universe, Almighty God holds Court; and He judges you according to His infinitely Holy Standard and Righteousness and finds that you, and all sinners, have transgressed His Law and you are found to be a liar, a thief, an adulterer and a fornicator, a murderer and a blasphemer, to mention a few charges, will you be innocent or guilty? The Bible says that all who sin against God will be guilty and not enter into the Kingdom of God.

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 Word of God is clear and concise for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). If God gives you the justice you rightfully deserve, you will be found guilty and God will send you to Hell for eternity — it is His place that He has set aside for eternal damnation for the lawless to be punished by His Divine Wrath.

Knowing that you will be condemned into Hell for all eternity should be horrifying you at this point. If you are not trembling and fearful then you have not seen your sin as being exceedingly sinful before an infinitely, Holy, Righteous, Good, Sovereign and Just God.

There will be no entering into appeals against His judgment. There will be no Constitutional Court or Court of Appeal. God’s JUDGMENT is final and binding for eternity. Receiving a guilty verdict means receiving Hell for eternity. Don’t make light of Hell; it’s a very real place of torment. Jesus spoke more about Hell than about Heaven. Heading for damnation in the fiery pit of Hell should concern you. It should make you extremely fearful. This is really bad news.

However, there is Good News and this is the only way man can escape Hell’s eternal torment. About 2000 years ago God sent His Son Jesus Christ to this world on a mission. What took place was God choosing to reveal Himself in the person of His Son Jesus Christ, the Anointed One. The Deity of Christ is revealed in The Holy Scriptures, God’s Word — The Bible –

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 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of 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.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Jesus, the God-man was conceived by the Holy Spirit and He was born to a virgin named Mary –

Luke 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Luke 1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
Luke 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luke 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Luke 1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Notethe angel sent by God to His maidservant Mary was the angel Gabriel)

He came into the world as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).

Jesus entered into His earthly ministry and this is an account by the apostle Peter –

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.

Act 11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
Act 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

Mr President, with reference to your Sunday Times interview, I quote:

“He [Zuma] appeared shocked and surprised by the outrage that followed the scandal, telling the Sunday Times: “There are Muslims, Christians, Jews, Pedis and so on … How do we live together with an understanding that we understand each other?

“Values may not exactly be the same, but how do we bring harmony to this?”

Mr President, the problem is not about ‘understanding each other’, because it is not about us and our diverse religions, values and communities. The answer is: It is ALL ABOUT GOD (YHVH) AND NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!! It doesn’t matter what you believe in. What matters is what you believe in is it true? If the God of Creation is not centre in everyone’s lives their evil and wicked ways will persist. The God of the Holy Bible has given us the First Commandment that He is to be the Only God and we all are to worship Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and the Second Commandment reads that we are to have no idols (gods) before Him. If man is trying to resolve anything and he has broken the first two commandments then anything else man tries to accomplish will come to naught. Worshiping other gods (including addressing songomas and praying to ancestors) is idolatry and eternal punishment in Hell awaits all idolaters. There is a real spiritual war being waged between the Kingdom of Light (God) and the kingdom of darkness (satan). Satan uses religion to keep people in the darkness blinded to the Truth — he does not want to go to Hell only with his demons.

Man relies on religion to try appease God for their evil and wicked lives. God says in His Word, speaking through His prophet Isaiah –

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

The prophet Isaiah employed our righteous deeds by using the imagery of menstrual cloths used during a woman’s period to picture uncleanness (cf. Leviticus 15:19-24). Man tries to get right with God by his works, but they are a stench before Almighty God. So it is through God’s mercy by Him granting us grace (unmerited favour) that we can be saved. For we are justified by grace alone, through faith alone by trusting in Jesus Christ alone that a man can have his sins forgiven and be reconciled back to God.

Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Jesus said –

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.

Jesus said He is the Way and so any other way man tries to get saved by is a false way. Jesus said He is the Truth — therefore any other ‘truth’ is a lie, because there can only be one Truth. And Jesus said He is the Life — you cannot receive life through any other.

2 Chronicles 7:11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king’s house: and all that came into Solomon’s heart to make in the house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
2 Chronicles 7:12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
2 Chronicles 7:16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
2 Chronicles 7:17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;
2 Chronicles 7:18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
2 Chronicles 7:19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
2 Chronicles 7:20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
2 Chronicles 7:21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
2 Chronicles 7:22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.

A Plea to the Unsaved

There are some of you standing in these aisles and sitting in these pews, who I feel in my soul will never have another invitation, and if this be rejected today, I feel a solemn motion in my soul — I think it is of the Holy Ghost — that you will never hear another faithful sermon, but you shall go down to Hell impenitent, unsaved, except you trust in Jesus now. I speak not as a man, but I speak as God’s ambassador to your souls, and I command you, in God’s name, trust Jesus, trust now. At your peril reject the voice that speaks from Heaven, for “he that believeth not shall be damned.” How shall you escape if you neglect so great salvation. When it comes right home to you, when it thrusts itself in your way, oh, if you will neglect it how can you escape? With tears I would invite you, and, if I could, would compel you to come in. Why will you not? Oh souls, if you will be damned, if you make up your mind that no mercy shall ever woo you, and no warnings shall ever move you, then, sirs, what chains of vengeance must you feel that slight these bonds of love. You have deserved the deepest Hell, for you slight the joys above. God save you. He will save you, if you trust in Jesus. God help you to trust Him even now for Jesus’ sake. Amen. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

And with my Brother in Christ who has gone to our Lord Jesus in glory, I speak not as a man, but I speak as God’s ambassador to your souls –

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now 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.

Romans 10:9 That 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.

John 3:36 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.

Mr President, as an ambassador of God, I call you and the citizens of South Africa to REPENT (turn from and forsake) of your evil and wicked sin and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is your only hope.

An unworthy sinner, saved by grace
Gary Crous
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Posting has been amended on Monday April 21, 2014 by changing and increasing the font and changing the Scripture references from the NASB (Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation) to the King James Bible.

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