Monday, March 16, 2009

Zuma - You're welcome in our Church, but not in our Pulpit

On Sunday, Jacob Zuma addressed the Rehma congregation from the Puplit of the Rehma Church. Afterword Ray McCauley prayed for him.

What I find most disturbing, is not the fact that Zuma attended church, for I myself pray for him that he might be saved and find a bible believing church to attend, but that McCauley gave him opportunity to address the congregation from the pulpit.

Rhema, which claims to be a Bible church, seems, in this case, not to follow the Bible. Where it clearly teaches that there is separation of state. If you want to use your church as apolitical platform, don't call yourself a Bible church.

If Zuma came to our church, I would treat him just the same as I would treat anybody. They are a sinner in need of salvation, and if they are saved through faith by Jesus Christ, then they are still sinners, saved by grace. This goes for the Pope, Zuma, Obama, or the man in the street. God is no respector of persons. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

The second thing is, if I would give Zuma opportunity to speak from our pulpit, as though he is an authority in our church, I would make sure of a few things.
Is he Saved?
Is he Leading a Christian Life?
What Doctrine does he hold too?
Are they the same as we hold in our church?
Does he believe the Bible?
What is his Biblical Interpretation like?
Has he proven himself a spritual leader, a lover of God and Jesus, and the Gospel?
Does he have humility?

The list can goes on.

Jacob Zuma has demonstrated that he is none of these, and it would seem that he is just trying to garner political support. I believe that if Christ was present, he would have delt with Ray McCauley as he delt with the Pharisees and Sadducees in His time.

When McCauley, prayed for Zuma, did he actually pray for his salvation? I don;t see that mentioned anywhere. Isn't our mission as a church to present the Gospel to all, not a platform for political showmanship. Yes, we must pray for our Government and its leaders, but surely McCauley could have mentioned that himself. He shouldn't need Zuma to do it.

This act just confirms my belief that Ray McCauley is not Biblical in his belief. Ray MCCauley's Love for money and power at the expense of biblical doctrine is testimony to his so called Christianity. But then again, who am I to Judge, God alone knows.

I pray for Zuma, that he gets saved. I pray for Ray McCauley, that he too repents and if he is not saved, that he asks Jesus to save him. I pray that his eyes might be open and that he sees the truth in the Bible.

Perhaps McCauley should read 1Timothy, and Titus 1.

Ray McCauley, since you invite anybody to your pulpit, irrespective of their faith or belief, I would like the opportunity to address your church as well.

2Ti 4:1-2
(1) I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
(2) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

4 comments:

Riaan Oosthuysen said...
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Riaan Oosthuysen said...

I agree with you. One cannot allow anyone on your pulpit without testing that person against the criteria you've put in you post.

Anonymous said...

i also agree...how can someboby who's life don't show the love of christ even consider to go up on a pulpit and adress the people in church.....
Zuma has stated in an article that he is christlike and suffered just like christ....did he really....did he die and rose again.....my opinion is that Zuma is only using the christian faith as a religious platform to gain power and the peoples trust.
there are also other articles which state that he is above the law....may be he is,but only if Jesus christ allow him to be. There is one law he is definately not above...the law of daeth....Zuma is human...and he will DIE someday....
i just pray when that happens that his soul is saved....no matter what Zuma do and says to GOD(Jesus Christ) belongs the judgement.

to come back to Pastor Ray was what Jacob Zuma has to more important than what God has to say to his people.....there is verses in Isaiah that says that the sheppards(pastors,pope,rverends etc) of the churches will be held accountable for the blood of people. if they are proclaiming a false gospel or compromise with the world then God will claim the blood of the people who got led astray by them from the Shepperds hands.

mervin said...

Caiaphas, a non Christian, as the annointed leader Propheticaly declared. John 11:50 Don't you realize that it is better for you to have one man die for the people, instead of having the whole nation destroyed?"
Joh 11:51 Actually, he did not say this of his own accord; rather, as he was High Priest that year, he was prophesying that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish people,
Is not Zuma doing something similar? We are going to see the conversion of the ANC from athiast Comunism to Believing Christians. Prayers are being heard and a nation is being transformed. Watch this space.