Revelation 18:3 …..And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
For a long time I have been very perplexed about how a Christian, specifically a Christian in South Africa, should treat the topic of what it means to separate oneself from the world system around us.
First of all let me highlight some issues that as part of a white minority, in South Africa, especially part of the not “privileged” class. I often find myself often face to face with ant-white rhetoric and hate speech against whites. Then there is the often ignored problem of the farm murders in South Africa, over 3000 racially motivated farm murders since 1994. But you won’t read about that in the popular news media either.
I firmly in the Biblical call to be separate, but for the most part I see the church married to culture. People will vote for the ruling communist elite but go to church on Sunday. How does that make sense? And then there is the issue of forced integration. How can that possibly be any less evil than the old apartheid system of government was. Forced segregation, and then now forced integration. No difference.
Then there is the very touchy issue of race, off course any Biblical Christian will tell you that God only made one race, the human race. And that is how we should all see it. But see our country has thrown God out of the constitution and made His Name a term of derision. May God confound them!
I am in pains for my country, Liberals would criminalize our scriptures too if they could, current legislation is aimed at censoring certain portions of Scripture. But most Christians have not even heard of that law being on the table.
All the more I find the political scene in South Africa, rather vulgar, currently the leaders of the Black Majority often incite violence against white minorities. Should that not be cause for concern?
Personally I associate gladly and freely with all who share in my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and quite frankly anyone who will treat me with equal respect even on a human level I will and often do get along with just fine.
But there is this thing where it seems most South Africans idolize their political darlings, they seem to be able to do anything they want, say anything they want and get away with it.
So this post for what it is, is not about race, because in the Biblical view there is only one race. Its not about politics, because politicians in my view are expendable and for the most part corrupt. Its not about political affiliations, since I do not favor any current South African party. I vote according to conscience, and my conscience tell me the party you vote for should at least be Pro Life and have the Biblical view of marriage ( if you don’t know what that is go and read your Bible)
I am not writing to antagonize anyone, but who in this country of South Africa, will stand in the gap? Who will call out unrighteousness for what it is, and speak out against the current government’s tyrannical and dictatorial polices? Shall we let the godless just go unchecked?
May its time for Christians to extricate themselves from this world’s system of thought, to free ourselves from the bondage of the slave masters of our day would impose on us. May its time to be different, to be Christian to cease from associating with ungodliness and ungodly practices. To cease and desist from all forms idolatry. To turn to God and to turn from evil.
As I see it only a true revival of the Christian religion will save South Africa. We are a divided nation filled with hurt and pain.
By no means am I at the end of this matter, this is not a rant, it is a purposeful look at the circumstance of the country I live in, and how I am to live in it.
There are many who advocate the right to self-determination, and tend to side with them these days, one after all has the right to freedom of association and if that seems racist to you, well that is to bad, that right is enshrined in our rather leftist very liberal constitution. I am for it because I feel for those like myself who are part of the white minority in South Africa, who have been marginalized and made victims of hate crimes and are constantly lambasted by liberal media.
The Biblical call in revelation however is a clear one. “ Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. “
This world and its systems political and otherwise are slowly being shown up for they are, and so will every one individually. Either you are for righteousness only found in Christ of you are for the darkness of this current world system. Your call.