Confronting Comrades with the Gospel of Christ at the ANC 103 Anniversary Rally
Cape Town Stadium
Saturday, 10 January 2015, we distributed thousands of anti-communist leaflets and Gospel tracts, such as The World's Greatest Revolutionary, Where Will You Spend Eternity?, etc., to the comrades attending the ANC's 103rd year celebrations at Cape Town Stadium.
I asked several of the comrades what was going on in there. Their responses were: "Free! Free! Everything is for free!"
"What is free?" I asked:
"Everything! Free food! Free drinks! Free clothes! We pay nothing! They are giving everything away free!"
Churches Looted and Burned in Niger
Christian schools, colleges, homes and churches have been targeted for looting and destruction in Niger. World Watch Monitor reports that more than 70 churches have been looted and burned by Muslim mobs in Niger.
Murder and Mayhem by Muslim Mobs
In Zinder, Muslim rioters went from house to house looting and burning the homes of Christians. The SIM (Society for International Missions) Mission compound in Gourd, the Good Samaritan orphanage run by the Assemblies of God and numerous other Christian schools and colleges were burned. So far the bodies of 5 Christians have been found in burned out churches.
Why Celebrate the Reformation?
Twenty years ago a Frontline Fellowship Mission team was approaching a remote village in Cuando Cubango province (what the Portuguese refered to as the ends of the earth) in Angola. The team heard the sound of enthusiastic singing. They immediately recognised the tune, even though they could not understand the words.
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
What they were hearing was: Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress is our G
od), Dr. Martin Luther's great Battle Hymn of the Reformation, in Ovimbundu. This beloved Hymn, based on Psalm 46, is one of the favourite Hymns of the Persecuted Church, and one of the most translated Hymns in history.
Christians Under Fire in Africa
While the world has been focused on the shocking terror attacks in Paris that left 17 dead, thousands of Christians have been murdered by Islamic Jihadists in Africa.
Carnage Against Christians
The same week of the Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo (a weekly magazine known for its irreverent and mocking articles and satirical cartoons against political and religious leaders), Amnesty International reported on a massacre of over 2,000 people in Northern Nigeria. Over Saturday, 3rd and Sunday, 4th January, the town of Baga, on the border of Chad, was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents who fired Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) and assault rifles on church-goers and town residents. Most of the victims were children, women and elderly people who could not run fast enough as they were mowed down by the Muslim terrorists.
Churches Under Fire in Nigeria
Boko Haram terrorists have destroyed over 180 churches in Borno state, in Northern Nigeria, in the last month. According to Human Rights Watch, the Boko Haram Jihadists have killed over 2,053 people since the beginning of 2014.
According to Rev. Gideon Obasogie, 185 churches have been torched and 190,000 people displaced by Boko Haram's Jihad, in Borno state, in the last month. He described the destruction of churches as "sad, heart-aching and potentially dangerous to the territorial integrity and common good of Nigeria… our church communities in Gulak, Shuwa, Michika and Bazza were ransacked by the callous attacks of the Boko Haram terrorists."