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Missionary Spotlight – South Africa
March 2000
South Africa

Missionary Spotlight – South Africa

A Nation of Pluralism   There are several inscriptions on the base of Paul Kruger’s statue in Church Square, Pretoria. One of them credits him with never having made a political decision without relying on the Scriptures as his guide. He became convinced that these decisions had divine backing. Certainly, until 1994, a close alliance existed between the politically dominant whites in South Africa and the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC). In fact, the first European settlers did not emigrate to South Africa for religious reasons. They were farmers and not missionaries. They set up the Dutch East India Company in the Cape. While the religious...

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Letter from South Africa
January 1999
South Africa

Letter from South Africa

A cloud, the size of a man’s hand Moral and ethical standards in South Africa could scarcely be worse. The Government tries to deny that conditions are as bad as the secular press makes them out to be. But corruption is so widespread that the only surprise is that the economy of the country is not worse than it is. Sodomy, which until recently was a criminal offence, has been declared legal by the Constitutional Court. Throughout the country, farmers are being murdered at such a rate that farmers in all the provinces have protested angrily, accusing the Government of not doing enough to protect...

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