“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another.”
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There is no reason for believers in our beloved land to feel helpless in terms of the challenges facing our country. The respect for law and order and protests and demonstrations in a democratic civil society is enshrined in the constitution of the Bill of Human Rights. God’s people protest on their knees. We make our petitions heard through prayer. The early Christians lived under despots and dictators and never once called for a protest march against Caesar and his regime. They called upon fellow believers to pray for and not against the authorities (Romans 13) and civil leaders. It has been said that a nation deserves to be ruled by those they elect. An old sport maxim is worth quoting, “Play the ball and not the man.” While there are justified reasons to be dissatisfied and angry about the decisions made on elected leaders, we must continue to respect the office of the President and the promotion of national unity. The Christian church is a-political and in no way should lend its voice to any political party. Party politics is not the fight of the church. Members have to use their conscience when called upon to vote, without the church seeking to influence or manipulate who they vote for. A Christian church is called of God to minister to all its people and to seek unity among all who love the Lord.
We do not and never will preach politics. We preach Christ Jesus as Saviour of the world and believe that only the Gospel can change the human condition. We change our country by changing the minds of those who hear the Good New that God’s way is a way of peace, tolerance and justice.
May God’s will be done in South Africa – please pray for His wisdom.- 23 Apr 2017