Why is there so Much Hostility Against the Bible and Christianity?

The publishing of our new book Biblical Principles for Africa has sparked a lot of interest and controversy. We have been greatly encouraged by the many enthusiastic endorsements and positive responses to Biblical Principles for Africa. Just in these first 2 weeks, hundreds of copies of the book have been purchased and we've had many phone calls and E-mails with positive feed-back from those who appreciate and support its message.

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Why Does God not Stop All the Suffering?

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to Repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Oscar Wilde claimed that suffering proved that a good God does not govern the world. If God cannot stop the suffering, then He is not all powerful. If God will not stop the suffering then He cannot be good and loving.

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Where Will You Spend Eternity?

The God who created the universe, and each one of us, is Sovereign and Ruler over all. He lovingly provides us with health, talents, gifts and opportunities and He justly commands us all to fear, worship and obey Him. He will judge everyone. He will punish the wicked and reward the faithful. An eternal hell awaits the unrepentant. A glorious heaven is promised to all who truly repent of their sins, trust Christ alone for their salvation, and follow the Bible’s teachings in obedience. Have you always loved the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength? Have you always loved your neighbour and done unto others what you would have them to unto you? Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you? Have you ever looked with lust or been envious of others? If so you have broken the Law of God and deserve eternal judgment.

“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

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Who Killed Jesus?

During this Easter season, as we are reminded again of the sufferings of Christ on the cross, we need to consider the question: Who is responsible for the sufferings of Christ? As we read the Gospel narratives, or as we see the crucifixion of our Saviour depicted by The Passion of the Christ film, we have to ask the question: Who killed Jesus?

  • Do we blame the Roman soldiers? Certainly they crucified Him.
  • Surely though it was the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, who was responsible? He alone had the power to enforce the death penalty, it was he who, as a magistrate of the Roman Empire, declared: “I cannot find any reason to condemn Him” John 19:4; “I find no reason to condemn Him” John 19:65; “I find no reason to condemn this man” Luke 23:4. Yet, Pilate bowed to pressure and condemned an innocent man for political expediency and popularity.

It was a meaningless gesture for him to publically “wash his hands” and declare: “I am innocent of the blood of this just person. You see to it” Matthew 27:24. How hypocritical! He was the Roman governor. As the highest magistrate in the land he had declared: “Having examined Him in your presence, I have found no fault in this man, concerning those things of which you accuse Him; no, neither did Herod, for I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing deserving of death has been done by Him.” Luke 23:14

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What Would You Have Done?

The communists burst into the church during the church service. “You Christians — you say that you worship the Lamb — well here is the lamb!” The cuban taunted the worshippers as his men carried in a lamb and, as the horrified people watched, they cut the lamb’s head off and started pouring the blood over the believers. “You say ‘the blood of the Lamb is shed amongst you’. Well, worship the lamb!” The head of the lamb was placed mockingly on the pulpit and the people were forced to bow before it.

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