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Christian Worldview

The inevitable decline of society

In 2013, shortly before taking her last breath, raped Bredasdorp teenager, Anene Booysen, said she was tired and was going to go to sleep.

Anene’s biological mother had died when she was very young and she was taken in by another family who raised her as their own, despite serious financial problems. Anene had to leave school in Grade 7 to help support the family.   One Friday night, Anene had gone to a pub, about six blocks from her home.

The next morning, she was found at a building site brutally raped, and abused and injured.   Anene’s fingers and legs were broken, and besides other heinous injuries, she was disemboweled.  A horrific crime.

Gender-based violence is a huge scourge in our country, especially considering that men are called to respect, love, care for and protect women, not rape, abuse, neglect and kill them.

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Religion

Religion Exposed!

The Tibetan Buddhists’ life consists of constant religious observances to obtain a better reincarnation. The believer is constantly spinning prayers wheels, going on pilgrimages, meditating, prostrating, using prayer beads and going on monastic isolations.  All this to build up merit to improve their karma to gain a better reincarnation, and – if possible – nirvana.

This kind of devotion is not uncommon.

The religious systems of our world are all schemes to obtain merit with God.

Whether you’re Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, a spiritualist, or whatever, you seek – by your own works – to get God to credit your salvation account.

Religion is spelt D.O. You DO things to get God’s approval.

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faith

The faithlessness of the Word of Faith movement

I’m sure you’ve had contact with the “Word of Faith” movement.  They’re the well-meaning folk who say things like, “You just have to have enough faith”, or “If you speak life into it, it will come true”.

According to Wikipedia,

“The Word of Faith (WoF) movement has many distinctive teachings including physical, emotional, financial, relational, and spiritual healing or prosperity for any who has the right, belief-filled confession. The movement emphasizes choosing to speak the promises and provisions that the speaker wants, that agree with the Bible, as an act of faith and agreement with God’s plans and purposes. They believe this is what Jesus meant in Mark 11:22–23, when he said believers shall have whatsoever they say and pray with faith.”

The WoF people are the “Name it and Claim it” – by faith – people.  They believe that the Bible promises health, wealth and prosperity to all Christians – if they have enough faith.

One of the best example is Kenneth Copeland who recently bought himself a Gulfstream V Jet as it “will help him do the Lord’s work”.

The small problem with that the WoF movement is that God has never promised to give Christians health, wealth and prosperity.