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The Missionary Roots of Freedom and Prosperity
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The Health of Nations

Sociologist Robert Woodberry of the Political Science Department of the University of Singapore has created a sensation in academia by publishing the results of his 14-year long study on the health of gcm-book-covernations. Woodberry's conclusion is that Protestant Missionaries laid the foundations for democracy around the world. He identifies as the most significant factor in standards of living, literacy, political freedoms, women's rights, life expectancies, productivity and prosperity - the effect of Missions in the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

The Fruit of the Greatest Century of Missions

For Missiologists, this is hardly news. The first World Missions Conference at Edinburgh, in 1910 presented overwhelming evidence for just that. My book: The Greatest Century of Missions, published in 2002, made the same observations.

 
Livingstone 200 Mission
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Unavoidably Detained

zam prison 2It was quite a contrast from my first visit to Livingstone in Zambia. In 1987 I had been arrested and abused. The Frontline Mission team I was leading had been arrested at Kazangulu after refusing to bribe Zambian officials. After an excruciating day and night of abuse at the hands of the Zambian security forces, we were thrown into filthy cells where the overpowering stench was nauseating. After a night of being attacked by swarms of mosquitos, my skin had been turned into relief maps of angry red bumps and bites. Then blindfolded and shackled, we were taken to Lusaka where weeks of interrogations and incarceration followed. That was October 1987, when Zambia was a one-party dictatorship under Kenneth Kaunda's UNIP. Their official policy was socialist humanism.

 
Mass Marketing the Mandela Myth
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Film Review

The new Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom film presents a selection and distortion of the history of South Africa and Nelson Mandela asnelsonjoesolvofist
 the secular humanists of the New World Order would like us to percieve it. The film rushes through the life and times of Nelson Mandela, completely ignoring the Cold War context and threat of Soviet communism on the borders of South Africa at that time. It glosses over the murders and massacres of the Marxists and presents scenes that stereotype whites as racist and blacks as noble revolutionaries only seeking for justice.
 

Political Propaganda

Producer Anant Singh is recognised as South Africa's preeminent anti-apartheid film producer. Previous productions of Singh include: Place of Weeping, Sarafina!, Red Dust and Cry, the Beloved Country. Heavily funded by the South African ANC government and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this £22 million authorised biopic presents a selection of incidents from the history of South Africa and the life of Nelson Mandela that will go a long way towards further marketing the Mandela myth. 

 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, the SOMALI PIRATES and GUN CONTROL
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Columbia Pictures' presentation of the hijacking of the US Container ship MV Maersk Alabama, in April 2009, is a well-made, riveting and intense film. However, the issues that it raises are deeply disconcerting.

Defenceless and Vulnerable
The fact that a massive, multi-billion dollar, 17,000 tonne, 155 metre long, container ship, was hijacked by four skinny Somalian pirates with AK-47's is outrageous. Despite hundreds of hijackings by Somalian pirates having already taken place before that date, this extremely large and valuable container ship was effectively defenceless before four pirates in a small speedboat with small arms. The sight of the crew reduced to using fire hoses and hand held flares to attempt to protect a leviathan of a ship from a handful of pirates in a small speedboat was ludicrous.

 

 
The Myth of Neutrality
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"He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me, scatters abroad" Matthew 12:30 

War Against God

We are involved in a world war of worldviews, a clash of civilisations. There is a systematic war being waged against Christian standards and our Christian heritage. Education has become a battleground. Entertainment and the news media are battlefields in this cultural war. This battle for the heart and battle for the mind involves far more than religious freedom and freedom of conscience. The future of Christian civilisation itself is at stake. Ultimately this is a war against God. 

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Yet we live in an age of compromise and tolerance of evil where neutrality has been deified and lifted up as an idol. Some recent bizarre examples of why we need Reformation today include: St. Georges Cathedral, the premier church building in central Cape Town, advertised for Reformation Sunday - an interfaith service! This service included readings from the Qur'an and prayers by a Muslim Imam and a Jewish rabbi. 

 
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