Economist, author and public speaker Dr Arno van Niekerk has launched an innovative campaign to give South African Christians an opportunity to speak with a united voice about what they want for the country.
In an initiative which he says was inspired by God “out of the blue”, he asked about 200 Christian leaders around SA to list 10 principles/focus points that would be their highest priority if a Christian government took office.
“The correlation was great. Most of the leaders identified the very same values,” he said.
Now he has launched a social media campaign in which SA Christians are asked to respond with a YES if they agree with the leaders’ 10 points of consensus which are listed below.
We invite you to respond by commenting on this article with a YES if you agree with the 10 points. To comment, scroll down at the end of the story and type your response in the comments area. The closing date for responding is Sunday February 10. You can also send “YES” to 082 608 5711 via SMS or WhatsApp.
Please also help to give Christians a voice now, ahead of the elections, by sharing this article with as many other believers as possible.
“Your response is needed to unify the Christian voice in SA. We are the ONLY group with enough numbers to change SA this very year,” says Van Niekerk.
“Let’s get millions participating,” he says.
The response of SA Christians will be taken to political leaders, he says.
But, for now, the priority is “for the voice of the people to be heard”.
“Let’s get millions participating. This is only the beginning.”
Please read the list below, and comment YES if you agree. And please share the article.
Christian Consensus in SA:
1. Zero tolerance for crime
(no corruption, no rape and no discrimination; end all murders; severe & fair legal action)
2. Government fully accountable to the people
(proper service delivery; clean, transparent & inclusive governance; effective system)
3. Peace, not war
(healing the nation (love); true reconciliation & restitution; ethical nation-building; taking care of the vulnerable; protect cultural identities)
4. Leadership that honours God
(servant leaders unashamed of faith; skilled, integrity, humility & inspired vision; self-disciplined)
5. Laws that glorify God
(laws that don’t contradict the Bible; Constitution that pays due respect to Almighty God; judicial independence; strong police, army & immigration control)
6. Biblical family values
(husband, wife & children; staying faithful; sexual purity; centrality & unity of households in society)
7. Sanctity of life
(respect all forms of life; no abortion; quality medical care)
8. Inclusive & productive economy
(job creation; ending poverty & inequality; resource stewardship & agriculture a major priority to all; support entrepreneurship; eco-friendly and -efficiency; reduced debt levels)
9. High-quality education to all
(parent control, good discipline & learning environments; basic skills; uproot liberal agenda; empower & create opportunities for the youth; become tech wise)
10. Religious freedom & no communism
(religious rights & private ownership; church’s voice to be heard more; freedom of speech).
Date published: 04/02/2019
Article source: gatewaynews.co.za