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To the Friends of the Reformation Society - 19 July 2018

Dear Friends

 

Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

 

Confronting Idolatry Today

Our latest From the Frontline podcast on www.FrontlineMissionSA.org will be uploaded and available on our http://fromthefrontline.podbean.com/ from 9pm tonight, Tuesday, 17 July. We will be discussing the sin most condemned in the Bible: Idolatry. Throughout the Bible, Commandments and warnings against Idolatry are the most repeated of all. There are more denunciations against Idolatry than any other sin in the Bible. There seems to be some understanding of how the Second Commandment still applies to us today, in that popular vocabulary identifies: “sports idols”, “Hollywood idols”, “sex idols” and musicians who are described as “idols”. There is also no doubt that people make idols of their favourite political party. The Soviet Union made a god of “the Party” and instituted idolatrous pilgrimages to Lenin’s tomb. Then there is the Mandelamania attempt to start a new religion around Mandela Day…

 

What is your highest priority? What is most important to you? Anything more important to us than God is an idol. To many people, the idol in their life is fame, fortune, fashions, success, their fancy car, or home, their computer, smart phone, prestige, or a certain relationship. Nothing must be more important in our lives than Almighty God. “They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger. They sacrificed to demons, not to God…” Deuteronomy 32:16-17

 

The St. James Massacre – 25 Years Ago

Please join us Thursday, 19 July at 7pm for tea and fellowship and at 7:30pm for a special Memorial Service and presentations on the APLA terrorist attack on St. James Church of England on Sunday, 25 July 1993. I will present a photographic overview of the terrorist attack on St. James with eye-witness testimonies. We will then be given insights into the police investigation of this terror attack. Colonel Schalk Visagie was the leader of the Security Branch team that was part of the Leonard Knipe’s Murder and Robbery Investigating team that successfully arrested and saw through to prosecution and conviction of the APLA terrorists responsible for this outrage. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

 

This will be a unique opportunity to receive first-hand insights into this dreadful atrocity and traumatic experience in recent Cape Town history. The testimonies of grace and extraordinary testimonies of courage and sacrifice need to be widely known and remembered. The lessons learned from this crime need to be understood if we are to prevent similar such attacks from occurring in the future. As space is limited, if you want to attend this historic evening, please R.S.V.P.: [email protected].

 

Livingstone Fellowship

The Livingstone Fellowship service on Sunday, 22 July at 11am, will continue with our Bible Survey on the Book of First Thessalonians.

 

2000 Years of Church History Overview

We will be hosting another Open Day for Home Educators at Livingstone House on Tuesday, 24 July, from 9am to 5pm. I will be presenting a series of lectures seeking to explain the movements, personalities, events, causes and consequences of 2000 years of Church History to parents and teenage students. A Frontline Mission team including Rev. John Clifford, Emma, Vicki and Marina will be running a Parallel Children’s Programme, including arts, crafts and practicals to inspire young students with examples of excellence from Church History. For more information, or to R.S.V.P, contact [email protected] or phone 021-689-4480.

 

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8

 

Yours for the fulfillment of the Great Commission

 

Dr. Peter Hammond

Chairman

Reformation 500

Livingstone Fellowship

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