For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph. 6:12, NKJV)
The so-called “struggle” against apartheid within South Africa was a mass attempt by several individuals and organizations, coming from various religious and ethnic backgrounds, with the purpose of establishing black Marxist rule in South Africa. Opponents of apartheid organized into various movements, each fighting for the same cause, though in different fronts. The struggle always had been openly hostile to orthodox Christianity, yet, sadly, many proclaimed Christians in our day have bowed the knee to Marxism. In an attempt to be politically correct, they openly proclaim their support for these revolutionary Communists, despite the fact that in reality, apartheid was a good and just political system.
The African National Congress (also currently South Africa’s ruling party) has always been at the forefront of the struggle against apartheid. The ANC was founded in Bloemfontein in 1912, and in 1949, one year after the National Party took control of the South African government and begin implementing the policy of separate development (i.e. apartheid), the ANC youth league took control of the party strategically and ideologically. Led by Marxist extremists Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, and Oliver Tambo, they advocated a revolutionary programme based on Marxist ideas. They initiated the “Defiance Campaign ” in 1952, with the intention of defying the country’s laws on such a mass scale that the government would be unable to cope with the arrests. This operation led to the government’s acceptance of the Suppression of Communism Act in 1950, and by the end of the ANC’s campaign, some 8,000 people were arrested. In December 1952, twenty Marxist leaders of this movement, including Mandela and Sisulu, were tried under the act and received nine months imprisonment.1 In 1955, a Congress of the People was held at Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was accepted. This Marxist manifesto called for “labor rights” and the nationalization of property.2 The ANC also formed a militant wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (“The Spear of the Nation”), which launched its first attacks on government installations on the Day of the Vow in 1961, under the leadership of terrorist Nelson Mandela. During this time, Mandela also wrote an essay entitled “How to Be a Good Communist,” in which he claimed that South Africa would become “a land of milk and honey under communist rule.” The only reason Mandela was ever presented (by himself and others) as an advocate of democracy was to ensure financial support from Western nations. He was also a member of the South African Communist Party, a fact which, despite the best attempts to keep concealed, was also revealed by Professor Stephen Ellis from the University of Leiden.3 Umkhonto we Sizwe also killed 130 people with their bombings between 1976 and 1986. Thirty of them were members of the security forces. One hundred were innocent civilians. Forty of the civilians were white, and sixty black.4 This terrorist organization is also famous for the song popularly known as “Kill the Boers”:
Go, go well, Umkhonto,
Umkhonto, Umkhonto we Sizwe.
We, we the people of Umkhonto,
Are ready to kill the Boers…
The violent crimes committed by the ANC are legion. They often practiced “necklacing,” which involves placing a petrol-filled tire around a victim and setting it ablaze. In the horror known as the Church Street Massacre, which occurred in 1983, Mandela approved a bomb set to explode during rush hour to maximize Afrikaner casualties. During the struggle, he also ordered black schoolchildren to vandalize their schools in order to protest apartheid legislation. When the ANC was outlawed in South Africa, they held “re-education” training camps for young terrorists in Angola and Tanzania in the 1980s, where attendees were tortured to death for the smallest degree of disagreement with the leaders; and it is widely believed that the communist leader Chris Hani was involved in the torturing.5
Another leading figures within the movement was the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement, Steve Biko. In 1969, he was elected president of the South African Students’ Organization and praised as the philosophical leaders of the struggle. He was held in high esteem among many white liberals and arrested for terrorist activities in 1977.6 Despite being raised in a Christian home,7 Biko would later openly deny the faith and become a Christ-hating atheist, bringing his religious beliefs in line with the Marxist struggle in which he so vigorously fought.8
Former Church of England Archbishop Desmond Tutu is also famous for his commitment to the fight against apartheid. Along with planting the idea of poisoning whites in black employees’ heads, Tutu is also famous for saying, “One young man with a stone in his hand can achieve far more than I can with a dozen sermons.” This blasphemous statement is indicative of Tutu’s overall political and religious views. Tutu was a high-ranking official in the satanic World Council of Churches, who in 1972 issued a statement that black African Churches must be “liberated from theological conservatism.” A former missionary from the London Mission Society, Dorothea Scarborough describes the consequences of this statement:
They learned to focus on grievances and to move away from evangelism to political activism. The Reformed religion, they were taught, had led to oppression and injustice. They were shown a new Jesus – Jesus the militant revolutionary. Rev Desmond Tutu, the then General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches (SACC), a branch of the WCC, said: “Jesus was a revolutionary. I am a revolutionary. Every Christian must be a revolutionary.”9
But even worse than all of the aforementioned abominations, Desmond Tutu would go on to deny the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ.10 Jesus said: “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 10:32-33). If a liberal Christian were somehow to propose that Tutu’s struggle against apartheid, despite methodologically being contrary to God’s Word (Rom. 13:1), was still a noble cause, let him answer to the King of kings on Judgment Day why he supported rather than despised this vile false teacher (cf. Ps. 15:4).
Later, in 1985, South African liberation theologians would, along with the Marxist Belhar Confession, also publish the Kairos Document, which condemned Reformed Christianity as a source of injustice and oppression. In 1987, the World Council of Churches even sanctioned the use of violence against the apartheid regime by Marxist liberation movements in South Africa, with weapons supplied by the USSR. South Africa’s last Afrikaner president, F.W. de Klerk, whose brother was an “enlightened” professor in theology at the Potchefstroom University, seemed to have fallen into total disregard for the ninth commandment during the last few years of his presidency. It was by his bidding that a National Conference of Churches was called in Rustenburg in 1990, issuing the Rustenburg Declaration to proclaim the implementation of separate development as heretical to the world. Thereafter, professor Willie Jonker from Stellenbosch confessed the “sin of apartheid” on behalf of the Afrikaner people to the world.11 Thus, the final steps were taken to ensure the fall of the National Party government, virtually completely ending Christian ethno-nationalism in South Africa and preparing the way for the country’s Marxist takeover in 1994.
The above examples are but a few among many to show that the struggle against apartheid in South Africa was by no means noble or honorable. It was never truly about so-called “righteousness” or “liberty,” as is often so falsely proclaimed, but was rather a (sadly successful) attempt at disempowering a Christian government, aiding the forces of darkness in their assault on Christ’s Church and her attempt to take dominion in the socio-political sphere for the glory of God. The ANC’s murderous terrorist activities during the struggle — in which they brutally killed not only many white people, but also many of their own people — its leaders’ open denial of the Christian faith, and the misuse of the churches by Desmond Tutu and other false prophets are evidence of their siding with the forces of darkness. The entire struggle, consisting of civil rebellion, murderous rampages, and the eventual political and social Marxist revolution, was not against the white race and the Afrikaner people alone, but ultimately against Christ and His Church. The consequences of the successes of the struggle are also evident in the condition of the country today, with its horrific socio-economic conditions and genocide of the traditionally Christian Boer people.12 All this should necessarily lead one to the conclusion that all those who actively participated and supported the struggle against apartheid in South Africa need to confess and repent of all their sinful deeds: otherwise they will be forced to face the wrath of God.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_resistance_to_South_African_apartheid ↩
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Charter ↩
- http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~springbk/enemy.html ↩
- http://mspoliticalcommentary.blogspot.com/2011/12/mk-turned-50.html ↩
- http://crime-of-apartheid.blogspot.com/2010/09/miscarriage-of-democracy-anc-security.html ↩
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Biko#Death_and_aftermath ↩
- http://www.bookrags.com/biography/steve-biko/ ↩
- http://riverbanker.blogspot.com/2010/09/christianity-and-biko.html ↩
- http://www.christianaction.org.za/articles/howtheenenemies.htm ↩
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2TZhqiGg7Y ↩
- http://www.christianaction.org.za/articles/howtheenenemies.htm ↩
- http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/ ↩