Saturday, February 14, 2009

Be careful who you vote for

The African National Congress (ANC) voted to eliminate "In humble submission to Almighty God" from the new constitution and declared South Africa a "secular" nation. The following political parties supported the ANC in this venture:

The Democratic Alliance (DA)
United Democratic Movement (UDM)
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

The newly founded party, Congress of the People (COPE) fails to acknowledge God in any policy document or founding principle. Their manifesto simply mentions, ‘Together with traditional and religious leaders we should promote progressive values that derive from our cultures, tradition, religions and beliefs across the board.’ Click here to download the full manifesto in pdf format. It’s only 451KB.

The following parties have demonstrated in their policy principles and statements that they believe in Christian Principles and a Government ordained by an Almighty God:
The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)
The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) – founding member of the CDA
The Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA)
The Freedom Front Plus (FF+)

If you believe that Christians should not be involved in politics, I suggest you view this article.

A very informative Voters Guide can be found here. (Take note that some of the mouse-over links are scrambled. I’ve reported the matter and hopefully it will be rectified soon).

Visit the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to find out.

"But select capable men from all the people - men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain - and appoint them as officials..."
Exodus 18:21


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