President Paul Kruger

Voortrekker, Commando and Conservationist

by Dr. Peter Hammond

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10 October used to be celebrated as Kruger’s Day, a public holiday in South Africa, which marked the birth of this great founding father of our nation.

001 Groot Trek Oom Paul was born on his grandfather’s farm at Bulhoek, 10 October 1825. Paul’s parents were Casper Kruger and Elsie Steyn. Drought, locusts and migrating herds of buck forced them to lead a nomadic existence in the Karoo. He was hardened by nature and schooled by the Bible. He received only three months of formal education, mostly being home schooled. He read the Bible daily.

Voortrekker

His father, Casper Kruger, joined the Trek party of Hendrik Potgieter in one of the very first of the expeditions, 1835. As a young boy of 10-years-old, Paul Kruger set out on the Great Trek under Hendrik Potgieter.

Battle of Vegkop

At age 11, Paul Kruger was one of the "men" who successfully defeated the previously unbeaten Matabele Impies of Mzilikazi at the Battle of Vegkop.

002 Vegkop Fighter

He had a rough upbringing on the trail and, in the wilderness, became proficient in horse riding and hunting. After his baptism of fire at the Battle of Vegkop, he served in numerous campaigns against raiding tribes, including the Makapan in 1854 and Mapela in 1858. He led the Republican forces in the First Anglo Boer War of 1880-1881.

Farmer

Paul Kruger’s father first settled close to what is today Potchefstroom, and later moved to what is now Rustenberg. At age 16, Paul Kruger carved his own farm out of the wilderness at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. He later made this farm available to Missionaries from Andrew Murray’s Africa Institute to establish the first Reformed Mission station in the Transvaal.

Father

At age 17 he married Anna Marie Etresai du Plessis (1826-1846). His wife and child died January, 1846. He then married again in 1847, Gezina Suzanna du Plessis (1831-1901). Together they were blessed with 7 daughters and 9 sons. Before the end of his life he had over 144 grandchildren.

003 Paul Kruger Statue Reformed Christian

Paul Kruger was a deeply devout believer who studied the Scriptures daily. He memorised most of the Bible by heart. He was a founding member of the Gereformeerde Kerk, which was formed in Rustenberg in 1859. The Doppers, as the Gereformeerde Kerk members were known, separated from the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk 004 Rustenburg Church over a new Hymnbook, which they believed contradicted some of the principals of their foundational documents, the Synod of Dort, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Belgic Confession. The Gereformeerde Kerk founded the Potchefstroom University College for Higher Christian Education. The Gereformeerde Kerk uses only Hymns from the Bible, mainly the Psalms, and other Skrifberymings directly drawn from the Bible. His first involvement in politics began at age 25, when he represented the Transvaal at the Sand River Convention, 1852.

005 Volksraad Leader

Paul Kruger was a Field Cornet in the Commandos and eventually became Commandant General of the South African Republic. He was appointed member of a Commission of the Volksraad to draw up the Constitution for the Transvaal Republic. He was present at the Sand River Convention of 1852, in which the British government recognised the independence of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. In 1875, he was elected as a member of the Executive Council and shortly after that became Vice President of the Transvaal. When President T.F. Burgers came to power in 1872, Paul Kruger could not support his liberal policies and resigned in early 1873. It was the declining popularity of Burgers that led Lord Shepstone to seize the Transvaal Republic and annex it to the British Empire. So unpopular was Burgers and his policies that not one Boer responded to his call for the Commandos to defend their independence.

However as the British began to tax the farmers, Paul Kruger became the most vocal leader of the Resistance to foreign rule. At a historic gathering at Paardekraal, in December 1880, the citizens restored the Republic, electing Paul Kruger, Piet Joubert and M.W. Pretorius to form a Triumvirate to lead their Republic.

006 Majuba Resistance

After the Transvaal was annexed by Britain in 1877, Paul Kruger led the resistance movement, visiting Britain as the leader of a deputation protesting the violation of the Sand River Convention and demanding the restoration of Transvaal independence. After the Boer victory at the Battle of Majuba in 1881, Paul Kruger played a vital role in the negotiations with the British which led to the restoration of the Transvaal independence.

President

On 30 December 1880, at age 55, Paul Kruger was elected President of the Transvaal. He visited Europe on a number of occasions and was received with great honour in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain. In the elections of 1883, 1888, 1893 and 1898, Paul Kruger was victorious, each time defeating his main rival, Piet Joubert.

007 Gold Gold and the Uitlanders

The discovery of gold, on the Witwatersrand in 1884, had far-reaching political repercussions as Uitlanders poured into the Transvaal, dramatically changing the demographics and threatening to overwhelm the independence of the Boer Republic. In his Memoirs, Paul Kruger declared that instead of rejoicing at the discovery of gold, they should have wept, because of how it would cause their land to be soaked in blood.

008 Kruger Park Nature Conservation

Paul Kruger was far-sighted in his concern for nature conservation and he is credited with the establishment of the initial Sabi Reserve in the Eastern Transvaal which has grown into the greatest game reserve on earth: The Kruger National Park.

The Jameson Raid

Paul Kruger displayed tremendous wisdom and restraint in how he handled the treachery of some prominent miners in their attempt to foment revolution, and the failed Jameson Raid, led by Cecil John Rhodes’ most trusted leader, Leander Starr Jameson, in 1895. Instead of hanging the plotters, and imprisoning the invaders, as his own people demanded, he handed them over to the British government to deal with.

Paris Fashions

There are numerous amusing stories of Oom Paul on state visits overseas. On one occasion he walked into a French banquet hall only to immediately turn around and walk out, declaring: "I am sorry, I was not aware that your women were not yet dressed!" as a protest against the immoral fashions prevalent in Paris.

Half the Bible

When President Kruger announced that any church could receive an acre free for them to build their House of Worship on, he was approached by a Jewish Rabbi, who requested an acre. Oom Paul thought for a moment and then responded that he could have half an acre, as the Jews only believed half the Bible!

009 Pretoria Synagogue Dedicating a Synagogue to Christ

When the Rabbi invited the President to dedicate the Pretoria Synagogue, Oom Paul solemnly removed his hat and declared: "In the Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I dedicate this Synagogue to the Glory of God." It may be the only Synagogue dedicated in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Uitlander Dilemma

With the radical economic and political challenges that followed the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand, President Kruger was concerned that the miners would soon out-vote the farmers. To counter this possibility, he made the conditions of naturalisation more demanding. In 1890, the government restricted the Uitlander franchise for presidential and Volksraad elections to naturalised citizens who had been in the country for at least 14 years. A second Volksraad was created to represent Uitlander interests, to be elected by naturalised citizens of at least two years.

010 Anglo-Boer War Anglo Boer War

Sir Alfred Milner, the British High Commissioner in South Africa, was an ardent imperialist and committed to agitating Uitlander dissent and opposition to Kruger’s government in the Transvaal and the absorption of both the Transvaal and the Orange Free State into a British South Africa. As the British invaded the Transvaal, May 1899, President Kruger was sent overseas to raise support for the Boer cause. He withdrew through Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique). There he boarded the Dutch Warship, Gelderland, sent by the young Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, which defied the British naval blockade to transport him safely to Europe.

011 Queen Wilhelmina Mobilising Opposition to Britain

In Europe he was greatly honoured as the principled leader of a courageous people who had been most unjustly invaded and abused by the British Empire. Visitors to Kruger House in Church Street, Pretoria, can see many of the trophies and awards granted by the Russian Tsar, the Emperor of Austria, Kaiser Willem II of Germany, from the Dutch, French, Italians and Swiss.

Honoured Hero

Oom Paul died in exile in Clarens, Switzerland, 14 July 1904. On 16 December 1904 his remains were reburied in Heroes Acre in Church Street Cemetery, Pretoria. A statue of Paul Kruger in his characteristic formal dress, stands in the centre of Church Square, Pretoria. The Kruger Rand gold coin is named in his honour and features his face. A Street in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Krügerstrasse was named after him. His greatest monument is the Kruger National Park.

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

KRUGER HOUSE

Pretoria is also home to Kruger House, the historic residence of the President of the South Africa Republic, Paul Kruger. Built in 1884, by architect Tom Claridge, this house was the first in Pretoria to be lit by electricity. The two stone lions on the veranda were presented to President Kruger as a birthday gift on 10 October 1896, by mining magnet, Barney Barnato.

Oom Paul, as the president was often referred to, used to receive citizens on the stoep to discuss their concerns over coffee and koeksisters.

Kruger House now houses a Museum with many fascinating artefacts and furnishings from Paul Kruger and the tumultuous times in which he lived. Paul Kruger and his family lived in this house on Church Street from 1884 to 1900. The museum includes the president’s state coach and ox-wagon and many of the awards received during his exile in Europe, the presidential railway coach he travelled on for official business and artefacts from the Anglo Boer War.

Dr. Peter Hammond

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See also:

The Great Trek and the Battle of Blood River

The First Anglo-Boer War

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Soli Deo Gloria

Jacob Zuma’s accursed gospel

On Friday March 25, 2016, the President of South Africa Mr Jacob Zuma attended the heretical Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) “Good Friday prayer” at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. It appears that Zuma is not a member of the UCKG and it would further appear that his attendance was one for electioneering purposes as the 2016 Municipal Elections are coming up.

Firstly, we will look at the news article as it is online and then secondly, we will dissect Zuma’s unbiblical rhetoric and finally, his anti-Christian unbiblical abominable slurs against Christianity and our Lord Jesus Christ as he blasphemes the Gospel of GOD.

Firstly, here is the news article: 

Pray for us as leaders – Zuma

2016-03-25 13:50 – Karabo Ngoepe, News24

President Jacob Zuma. (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma on Friday called on Christians to pray for politicians, as the devil was trying to interfere with their work.

“We are here to get blessings and prayers. We want you to pray for us as leaders so that when we make mistakes, you can ask God to forgive us because Satan is always around trying to derail us,” he told thousands of members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

The country was faced with crime and drug abuse and prayers were needed to help fight these problems.

Zuma arrived to applause and cheering as he walked around the stadium. Thousands of people waved at him and Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane as his theme song “Yinde le ndlela” (The Road is Still Long) played in the background. Others in the stadium joined in the singing.

He hugged one child, to the mother’s excitement.

“We need love,” he told the crowd.

“We must love God and those who have been entrusted to do his work. On this day, when we remember Jesus, we also ask those in charge to pray for us,” he said in IsiZulu.

He called on the congregants to pray for Members of Parliament so they could behave and conduct themselves in a respectful manner.

He professed his love for the church and said the atmosphere in the stadium made him want to attend church regularly.

People were made in the image of God and had rights that should be protected and respected, he said.

~ News24

Secondly, in the above article Zuma states that “We are here to get blessings and prayers.” At the outset, the President and his party were not there to worship the Lord Jesus Christ, and neither were the UCKG congregants. One of many reasons to start off with: Why was Zuma’s theme song “Yinde le ndlela” (The Road is Still Long) playing in the background when he arrived? At an “Easter gathering” a man was being praised and not the Lord Jesus Christ! This is idolatry and wickedness!

Jacob Zuma at the UCKG at Ellis Park, on Friday March 25, 2016With the ANC history of maladministration, fraud, corruption, theft and ungodly rule with abominable laws promulgated by the ruling government who rebel against the True GOD of Creation, it is more than “prayers for mistakes” that Zuma and the ANC need! It is not mistakes, but wicked sin that has been committed that Zuma and his party need to repent from! Christian prayers should be for their repentance toward GOD and their faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (see Acts 20:21). Yes, Satan does seek out who he can devour (Zuma says “derail”), but it is the born again regenerated believers and not the unregenerated sinners who the apostle Peter speaks of, for it is written,

8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 
9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. ~ 1 Peter 5:8

The sins being committed in parliament are as a result of one’s personal “own lust” and they need to own up and accept their own personal sinful actions, for it is written,

14  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. ~ James 1:14,15

Unregenerated sinners who rebel continuously against GOD with their wicked deeds are children of the devil, as we read, for it is written,

8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 
9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 
10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. ~ 1 John 3:8-10

Jacob Zuma at the podium With regards to Zuma’s statement regarding the members of parliament who are to “behave and conduct themselves in a respectful manner”, they will only be able to do so if they are born again of the Holy Spirit, which is from above and not by man’s devices. Ubuntu, Batho Pele and other man made works of self-righteousness will always come short of GOD’s holy and perfect standard. As before quoted, to “behave and conduct themselves in a respectful manner”, their first priority to please GOD in good governance would be found in the Christian principles recorded in Scripture, for it is written,

22  Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
23  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
24  Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
25  But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. ~ Colossians 3:22-25

Therefore, all parliamentary work should be to please the Lord “for ye serve the Lord Christ” and that is if you are born again. For this is confirmed in Scripture, for it is written,

12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
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.
16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:12-16

Bp. Marcelo presents President Jacob Zuma a Nothing to Lose 3 book (Facebook) All this starts with repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, and the ANC government should show they are committed to the ways of GOD by repenting of the abominable laws they have promulgated through parliament since 1994 to present. Government should not think that GOD will bless South Africa whilst there is present lawlessness, which is sin, for he that transgresses GOD’s law sins (see 1 John 3:4). The lawlessness which we speak of is practiced through the legislation of the land with the legalisation of abortion (which is murder of the unborn), homosexuality and sodomy, pornography, gambling, redefining GOD’s marriage laws by wicked men, racist legislation that discriminates against ‘white-males’ in business and in sport, and religious idolatry by removing the One True GOD from the schools, the universities, the law courts and parliament through Marxist-atheistic evolution and the systematic indoctrination of the masses keeping them in bondage from knowing the Truth – for Jesus Christ is Truth! This also includes the worship of ancestors as ‘mediators’ when GOD’s Word clearly states that there is only one mediator between GOD and men, for it is written,

5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 
6  Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. ~ 1 Timothy 2:5,6

The amadlozi (ancestors) do not speak to GOD on behalf of  Africans on earth, as President Jacob Zuma and many other parliamentarians believe as well as their supporters and voters do, too. It is brazenly spoken by them that it is their African traditions and customs and they cannot turn from those practices. GOD’s Word rebukes this belief when His Son Jesus Christ says, “. . . Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.” (Matthew 15:6b). And, “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” (Mark 7:13). For in Deuteronomy 18 we also read that it is forbidden for people on earth to speak or consult with dead people in acts of necromancy, nor are they to consult with sangomas (witchdoctors), as we read, for it is written,

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.
12  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. ~ Deuteronomy 18:10-12

You cannot mix the profane (sinful wicked behaviour) with that which is Holy and belongs entirely to GOD! This is the unholy, abominable and wicked practices that takes place amongst many of the African Traditionalist Churches. Scripture tells us,

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

Which brings us to the final issues that clearly shows that President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma – even though his religious background is listed as Protestantism according to Wikipedia – does not fear GOD, but teaches falsehood with his blasphemous statements taking scripture out of context, twisting scripture and teaching doctrines of devils (see 1 Timothy 4:1) to the gullible and deceived masses. Zuma is perverting the gospel of Christ (see Galatians 1:6,7) which renders Zuma being “accursed” (see Galatians 1:8,9). He has publically ‘preached deception’ as can be read from the public media hereunder.

President looking at testimonies (Facebook). If Zuma was a ‘Christian’ his life would be decidedly different in the public arena. He is a polygamist with four ‘wives’ and who also has a history of adulterous fornication (sex outside the bounds of marriage). It is estimated that he has fathered +20 children. He raised a further moral scandal when he was charged in 2005 with raping an HIV-positive 31 year-old woman whilst not using a condom and then stated in court that he took a shower afterwards to “cut the risk of contracting HIV.” This statement was condemned by the judge, health experts, and AIDS activists. He was acquitted of the rape charge. He has also been dogged with many fraud and corruption charges against him which may still be brought before the courts, and just recently he and the National Assembly were found guilty in March 2016 by the Constitutional Court of South Africa for failing to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land, in respect of his R248 million Nkandla upgrade saga – subsequently Zuma has to pay back tax-payers’ money, which amount is still to be determined within 60 days from the ConCourt ruling and the final repayment is to be made within 45 days thereafter.

Now, hereunder are the previous media reports where Jacob Zuma openly blasphemes the Gospel of GOD:

On May 5, 2008, Zuma said in an article titled ‘ANC to rule until Jesus comes back’, quote:

“We shall build this organisation. Even God expects us to rule this country because we are the only organisation which was blessed by pastors when it was formed.

“It is even blessed in Heaven. That is why we will rule until Jesus comes back. We should not allow anyone to govern our city (Cape Town) when we are ruling the country,” he said.

~ IOL : News / Politics

On February 7, 2011, Zuma blasphemed salvation through Jesus Christ alone (see John 14:6) by saying a vote for the ANC guarantees you entry into heaven. The article can be read at Churches to seek meeting with Zuma over ‘blasphemy’ (News24) and Outrage at Zuma’s promises of heaven (Mail & Guardian), quote: 

Zuma, who also heads the ruling ANC, reportedly told party supporters in Mthatha: “When you vote for the ANC, you are also choosing to go to heaven. When you don’t vote for the ANC you should know that you are choosing that man who carries a fork . . . who cooks people.

“When you are carrying an ANC membership card, you are blessed. When you get up there, there are different cards used but when you have an ANC card, you will be let through to go to heaven.”

~ News24

On December 21, 2011, Jacob Zuma was reported in an article titled Jacob Zuma blames Christianity for South Africa’s problems, quote:

Mr Zuma, South Africa’s first Zulu president, told an event in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal that Christianity brought about “orphans” and “old-age homes” thereby destroying Africa’s traditions, according to South Africa’s Times newspaper.

“As Africans, long before the arrival of religion and [the] gospel, we had our own ways of doing things,” he said.

“Those were times that the religious people refer to as dark days but we know that, during those times, there were no orphans or old-age homes. Christianity has brought along these things.”

Mr Zuma’s office later issued a statement saying that his comments had been reported in a “misleading manner” and were aimed at ensuring South Africans do not neglect African culture.

“While we should embrace western culture and Christianity, we should not neglect the African ways of doing things,” said Mac Maharaj, presidency spokesman.

~ The Telegraph

In the same article reference is made to necromancy and also that he “was made an honorary pastor” which means absolutely nothing as his doctrine is man-centred heretical traditions and customs, quote:

During the ritual wedding the bride, Madiba, 38, was introduced to the elders and ancestors, two years after Mr Zuma, 69, paid the Ilobolo (dowry).

In 2007, Mr Zuma was made an honorary pastor at a meeting of independent charismatic churches.

~ The Telegraph 

On November 26, 2012, we read of Jacob Zuma calling on the ancestors to protect him in an act of necromancy and by slaughtering 12 cows, which is an abomination in the sight of GOD Almighty (see Deuteronomy 18:10-12 above). The article appears at Zuma calls on ancestors, quote:

KwaZulu-Natal – President Jacob Zuma, who faces mounting criticism and a strong attempt to remove him as ANC leader, has turned to his ancestors for help before Mangaung.

Zuma’s family slaughtered 12 cows and burnt traditional incense at his Nkandla homestead, at a ceremony in which Zulu warriors danced, sang songs and brandished traditional weapons.

ANC leaders were nowhere to be seen, but Zuma, in leopard skin, lifted his spear and danced as thousands prayed for him to win a second term as ANC president.

Inkosi Bheki Zuma gave him a Zulu shield and spear, and told him to use the weapons to protect himself from his ANC opponents.

. . .

The ceremony at Nkandla appeared to be a repeat of what Zuma did in the run-up to the 2007 Polokwane conference, when he visited King Goodwill Zwelithini to get his blessing. The meat, cooked on a fire, was dished out to guests, who also enjoyed traditional beer.

“We are here to give our father a send-off to Mangaung. With this ceremony we are now sure he is protected and he will come back to celebrate with us,” said Nomthandazo Zuma.

Buses transported family members and relatives from around KZN. The ceremony started at the homestead of the Nxamalala clan’s Bheki Zuma, where traditional incense was burnt, a symbol of communicating with the ancestors. Zuma then led armed warriors to his old homestead, Entembeni.

The ceremony ended in his luxurious homestead, where his brother Michael and other elders continued to talk to the ancestors. Michael gave a rundown of Zuma’s credentials as a freedom fighter who had spent time in prison and in exile. Towards the end of the ceremony, Zuma’s son Edward instructed police and bodyguards to escort journalists, including those from The Mercury, out of his homestead.

“Who invited you? Who told you to come here?” he asked.

~ IOL : News / Politics

On October 7, 2013, IOL reported in Zuma in new government, religion row, quote:

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma on Sunday walked a controversial tightrope between invoking God for his administration and the official oath of office in which politicians in government pledge to do their job “so help me God”.

Jacob Zuma getting "blessed" in Giyani, Limpopo At a church service in Giyani, Limpopo, on Sunday, Zuma told members of the 33rd Presbyterian Synod to pray for the government – and for politicians who insulted each other.

“Whether we like it or not, God has made a connection between the government and the church. That’s why He says you, as a church, should pray for it,” Zuma, who spoke in Zulu throughout, is quoted as saying.

“Because if you allow them to insult those in authority, you are creating a society that is angry with itself.”

~ IOL : News / Politics 

On January 6, 2014, it was reported that Jacob Zuma was joining with the Roman Catholic Church to re-translate the Bible into isiZulu as can be read at this article Zuma contributes to Zulu bible translation (2014 report 1), Zuma pays up for new Zulu Bible (2014 report 2) and Zuma foundation to co-sponsor Zulu bible translation (repeat report in 2015), quote:

President Jacob Zuma receives blessings from Bishop Pius Mlungisi Dlungwane at St Joseph Catholic Church in Marianhill near Durban. (GCIS, Sapa) Durban – The Jacob Zuma Foundation has teamed up with the Roman Catholic Church to translate the original Greek and Hebrew bible to IsiZulu, The Mercury reported on Monday.

The project was expected to take at least three years to ensure accuracy and no omissions as happened when it was translated from English.

President Jacob Zuma donated R500 000 on Sunday on behalf of the foundation. The project would be headed by Bishop Mlungisi Dlungwane of Mariannhill in KwaZulu-Natal.

Zuma applauded the 32 people who would undertake the task, saying it would change people’s lives, the paper reported.

“The bible is a holy book. That is why believers should get the gist of it as it is, and it needs to be translated properly,” Zuma was quoted as saying.

“Zulu should not climb on top of other languages, but what is written should be translated directly from that language into Zulu.”

He encouraged business people to contribute to the project.

~ News24

On January 9, 2014, Jacob Zuma says he used witchcraft in this MailOnline article South African president Zuma reveals he used to practice witchcraft against white people.

On September 1, 2014, in CP WORLD’s post titled South Africa President Zuma Asks God to Come Down and Cleanse People Before Second Coming, it is reported, quote:

South African President Jacob Zuma has speculated on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, calling on God to come down for a few years and “cleanse” people from their sins even before He fully returns.

“But this time not to fetch us, but just to come and cleanse us of our sins, because we have caused more damage than before,” Zuma said during a meeting with ambassadors and commissioners in Pretoria on Sunday, SAPA reported.

“He must just come for a few years to help us so that we are ready for when he finally comes.”

~ The Christian Post

In a December 28, 2014, News24 article Zuma calls for a speedy Second Coming, it is reported, quote:

Durban – Addressing a group of elderly people at a Christmas gathering at his Nkandla homestead, President Jacob Zuma called on Christian priests to pray to God to send Jesus back to Earth because of the many sins in the country.

According to the Sunday Times, Zuma had been speaking off the cuff on Saturday and claimed there were many churches in the country “sinning too much”.

“The sins we have today are more than those that Jesus came to salvage. I ask the priests to ask God to send His son to come back again to cleanse our sins,” he said.

“He [God] must send him [Jesus] again. This time we won’t crucify him,” he added.

~ News24

On January 18, 2015, we read in an article Zuma gets church’s highest honour from the Greek Orthodox Church, quote:

Pretoria – The Pope and Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa: Theodoris II on Sunday bestowed President Jacob Zuma with the highest honour the church can give to a foreign national.

Paying a courtesy call to Zuma while doing church work, Theodoris II bestowed Zuma with the Order of Saint Mark.

“With this I give you great blessing,” Theodoris II said speaking through an interpreter as he handed Zuma a personal cross and a certificate.

Zuma embraced Theodoris II and his delegation and said the gesture was unexpected.

“Thank you very much for this honour. I thought it was just a visit. I did not know that there was a surprise,” Zuma said.

~ News24

As can be seen by Zuma’s fruit, he is not a born-again believing Christian, but a lost soul, an ecumenical heretic that sides with the apostate churches. GOD’s Word gives stern warnings, as it is written,

20  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22  Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23  Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24  Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25  Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. ~ Isaiah 5:20-25

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

REPENT PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA! REPENT SOUTH AFRICA!

Soli Deo Gloria

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Open Letter to the South African President: Mr. Jacob Zuma (February 26, 2010)

A Call to Repentance!

A REBUKE TO WICKED A.N.C. GOVERNED SOUTH AFRICA AND ALL ITS PEOPLES’ TRIBES, TONGUES AND NATIONALITIES

Department of Water & Sanitation

This above photo-grab from the Department of Water and Sanitation of the Republic of South Africa is doing its rounds in social media, and I would suggest that if you should share it, share it with this REBUKE! Our nation has a far greater crisis than a water crisis!

Firstly, ‘South Africa’ do not all worship and pray to the same GOD. And secondly, naming the name of ‘Jesus’ does not mean it is the true Lord Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible, Who is the Creator GOD, for Scripture says,

21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. ~ Matthew 7:21-23

So, is GOD your Heavenly Father? Do Not blaspheme HIS Holy Name with a prayer that calls HIM to bless South Africa because of a drought when this land has blood flowing into the grounds through the ANC not protecting its citizens. This land has a stench of blood from baby abortions, farm murders, out of control crime, human trafficking, pornography, prostitution, idolatry worship, Satanism, rebellious education systems, genocide of Afrikaners, fraud, greed, coveteousness, rape of men, women and children, sorcery, witchcraft, ancestral worship, corruption, drug addictions, homosexuality, abominable same-sex “marriages”, drunkenness and perverseness in promoting fornication among children! And so, so much more . . . all in violation of GOD’s Holy Word. This is a WICKED NATION!

Here are Scriptural indictments,

20  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! ~ Isaiah 5:20-23

1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 
3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 
4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. ~ Isaiah 59:1-4

6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. 
7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. 
8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. ~ Isaiah 59:6-8

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

4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. 
5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. ~ Proverbs 28:4,5

27  The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. ~ Proverbs 10:27

13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. ~ Proverbs 28:13

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; 
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 7:13,14

This Nation must REPENT of sins of commission and sins of omission. You must have your “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21) ~ that is your only HOPE!Soli Deo Gloria

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> This blog post is an expanded Facebook posting on November 16, 2015 by writer.

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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