Chief Condemns WCC for Murder

Chief Mangope of Bophuthatswana has criticised the United Nations and the World Council of Churches for supporting terrorism against South Africa.

"Moral support and sustenance for 'freedom fighters' are nothing more than complicity in the murder of the innocent," he said. And again, "I believe that we can achieve our objectives more effectively, more lastingly and with infinitely less human suffering and loss of life, by a process of peaceful evolution."

Chief Mangope, who visited Europe in 1968 and 1971 and Malawi in 1972, commented:

"Wherever I went, people showed an intense interest in South Africa as a whole, and in the Black community in particular. The degree of intelligent insight varied from very poor to excellent. Those radicals who shout for 'liberation by violent overthrow, enforced withdrawal of investments and total sanctions against South Africa' have not the remotest idea of what they are shouting about.

"They have not the slightest concern for the individual Black man in South Africa as a person, who is alive today and wants to be alive tomorrow and the day after that . . . The facts are that we are not living and struggling in a theoretical situation, but in a situation which is strictly real.


"Even if resort to violence might be the only answer in certain corners of the world - which I doubt - it certainly cannot be remotely considered in this country by virtue of the simple fact of the irreversible economic inter-dependence between Black and White. This inter-dependence extends much further than

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To most people on this side of the world, Australia is a land of sunshine and opportunities for a higher standard of living. There is, of course, a degree of truth in that thought, but on taking a closer look at life in the southern hemisphere one can have a different conception of the situation. Often through the eyes of a Christian, places and people are viewed in another light altogether. The child of God tests all things (or at least he should) in the light of the Word of God. Australia today is for us a large field of opportunity to work for the Lord, hence the call and the challenge that lies before us.


The words of Rev. 3:8, immediately come to mind: "I know thy works; behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it . . ."

Some time ago I spent a few weeks preaching the Word of God around Australia, and was challenged in my heart as I experienced life in that great country. Arising from that tour in 1975 a call has come to me to spearhead the work of the Free Presbyterian Church. This call is two-fold in character:

i) It is a call to evangelise. Australia today has a great spiritual need, and only the Lord can meet that need. Sin dominates and controls the lives of men and women and young people. In an [3] age of materialism very few are aware of the dangers and consequences of living for sin and leaving God out of their lives. Such great warnings as, "'Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." And the soul that sinneth, it shall die," are words which the preacher of the Gospel cannot possibly afford to forget. If you, dear reader, have never faced up to the state of your soul without the Lord Jesus Christ, it would be well for you to consider it without another moment's delay. Hell awaits the unrepentant in eternity - "Except ye repent, ye shall . . . perish." (Lu. 13: 3). The people of Australia need the Lord Jesus Christ and that is our chief purpose in going to that distant land.

Thank God the Christ that we have been called to preach in Australia can "save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." (Heb. 7:25).

ii) This call is also to defend the gospel. Not all gospels are God-inspired or profitable to men. The "gospel" of Ecumenism is widespread throughout Australia today. This social, bloodless and non-offensive "gospel" is well described in II Cor. 11:4. Paul speaks of it as "another gospel." It presents "another Jesus" and is energised by "another spirit." The ecumenical "gospel" is then Satanic in its character, and soul-destroying for those who follow it. The Free Presbyterian Church has always sought to expose the falsehoods of the World Council of Churches in our own land, and that stand will be carried on in the continent of Australia. Like Paul, I shall seek by the help of the Lord to defend the pure Gospel of free grace (Phil. 1:17) "I am set for the defence of the gospel." May the Lord be pleased to bless the plain preaching of His gracious Word to the hearts of Australian people in the days ahead.


It is with deep concern that I ask the people of God in each of our congregations to uphold us in their prayers in future days. Two things may serve as guide lines for prayer. Please pray that the Lord might give us much wisdom. Pray that we might also have strength for the battle against the forces of darkness. Pray ". . . for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel." (Eph. 6:19).

We shall begin our work on January 1st (DV) having a congregation of 12 to 15 people at our Lord's Day services. Only the prayers of God's people at home and the prayers of God's people in Australia can turn the tide of apathy into a tide of blessing. Please pray regularly for our Christian members in South Australia, some of whom travel from 90 to 100 miles to our Lord's Day services. May the Lord step into our situation and pour out His blessing upon us right from the start. With the Psalmist we re-echo the words: "Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Ps. 85: 6). He will answer as we call upon Him because "no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." (Ps. 84:11). I thank you all for your support for my wife and myself over our deputation. May His grace be the portion of His people in each of our churches in future days. [4]

AN EXAMPLE OF WCC PROPAGANDA: White Whore - Viggo Rasmussen

White whore,
With your colonial coloured styles,
how, you,
have turned me
into an expatriate-bourgeois-playboy,
to imitate,
and high-heeled
your colonial corruption
in my island ignorance.
with your civil servant smiles,
lip-serviced me
to divorce
my native love,
to marry
your frail fair-skin daughters
Just you wait,
till the moon is ripe,
When my black and brown
ancestral spirits
rise up in anger,
to wrinkle
your white-starched soul
with justice.

"Risk," No. 1; Vol. 12 - A WCC publication.

WCC not heeding warning of World Wars

The World Council of Churches shared the Marxist conviction that the Kingdom of God should be found on this earth and was not heeding the warnings of two world wars . . .

This was said in Pretoria by internationally respected theologian, Professor Peter Beyerhaus, of Germany. He was opening the third annual meeting of the Christian League of Southern Africa.

"The WCC has a utopian on, living on a principle of hope. This vision has two wings - namely liberation and one world."

The liberation ideal was basically Marxist-inspired, he said, and the idea of one world and unity of man was an ideology not accepted by Biblical revelations.

"It is not the function of the Church to try and change political ways of the world. Christians cannot indulge in revolution as God is ruling earth through human governing authorities," he said.

Speaking to about 200 people at the Central Methodist Church, Professor Beyerhaus warned of severe trials ahead for Christians in the struggle between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan.

"The Church's job today is to proclaim the salvation of Christ and His teachings."

- "Pretoria News:" 1-10-1977. [5]

Anglican Negotiators Opt for Papacy

While Presbyterians, Congregationalists and Methodists in South Africa have been negotiating with the Anglican Church of the Province on ways and means of becoming one united church, the Church of the Province has continued its negotiations with Rome. The Joint Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission reached agreement in December 1975, in which they anticipated ". . . the re-union of Christendom having its centre and focus on the primacy of the See of Rome with which all Christians would be in communion . . ."

This statement was not published at the time, and when the Anglican bishops issued their own version of the agreement it was toned down to state that "such a united church could have its centre and focus on the See of Rome."

Only as late as June 1976, was the original draft-agreement published.

- "Protestant Reveille," Vol. 32; No. 1

Withdraw from WCC

The following resolution was agreed upon with one abstention by the Parochial Church Council of St. Mary's Hale - in the Diocese of Liverpool - on 15th September, 1977.

"We wish to place on record the growing dismay and disgust, which we share with so many other Church people at the activities and attitudes of the World Council of Churches - particularly its support for terrorism and its obsession with the politics of Southern Africa,

"We believe that the World Council of Churches is profoundly unfaithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that its main efforts are directed towards the promotion of worldwide Marxism and of black racialism.

"We welcome the exposure of the WCC by the Christian Affirmation Campaign, notably in its recently published book, 'The Fraudulent Gospel.'

"We are convinced that it is high time for the Church of England to withdraw from membership of the WCC, and to sever all connection with an institution which seems close to becoming the very embodiment of Anti-Christ." [6]

Important Book on the International Politics of the World Council of Churches

A most important book has just been published on the international politics of the World Council of Churches. It is entitled - "The World Council of Churches in International Affairs" by Darril Hudson. It is published by The Royal Institute of International Affairs and printed by The Faith Press, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. LU7 7NG, England. Price 5.40 net. Dr. Hudson is Professor of Political Science at California State University, USA.

The heart of the book is three case studies of the declared aims of the WCC and how those aims are being accomplished internationally.

Case Study I. deals with the quest for equality amongst men.

Case Study II. deals with the quest for freedom for men from slavery and ignorance.

Case Study III. deals with the quest for peace with special reference to disarmament.

Hudson is of course a sympathetic writer of the WCC concept nevertheless he provides a veritable mountain of information not available together in any other publication. He shows how the WCC with an expenditure in 1949 of 1.425 million US dollars had an expenditure in 1975 of 16.471 million and is therefore in international politics in a big way.

In dealing with the World Council's heavy financial support of terrorist organisations in Africa, Hudson states:

"It is difficult to see the ultimate goal to Which this posture will lead except to awesome and bloody confrontation of the races. It may be without any action by the World Council, that will take place; nevertheless the unique Christian voice in world affairs seems to be blending in with the uncompromising demand for blood by those with no spiritual reason to restrain their hatred," page 126.

The WCC's Programme for Combating Racism, the instrument through which the Council supports the terrorist murders is analysed and an informative history of the Programme is recorded.

It is noted that all the member Churches of the World Council of Churches bear financial responsibility for the setting up of the fund as it was set up by 200,000 US dollars from the World Council's reserves, to which every member Church had contributed. So the claims of Irish Presbyterian spokesmen that their Church has no responsibility financially is false. Every member Church of the World Council of Churches had initial financial responsibility and all have still moral responsibility. None of them not even the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Church of Ireland or the Irish Methodist Church can, by a Pilate-like washing of hands operation, rid themselves of the blood of those, both black and [7] white, murdered in Africa by WCC-supported terrorist groups. The support of the Central Committee of the WCC was overwhelming for aiding the terrorists. The voting was 62 to 7 with 11 abstentions. The total amount of money to date paid out by the WCC to the terrorists is 2,110,000 US dollars.

Hudson concludes his chapter on the WCC's involvement with terrorist groups with this very important sentence:

"A striking factor in the World Council's concern for racial justice and the elimination of racism has been the evor-increasing acceptance of violence as a means of change." p. 1 43.

Finally Hudson notes the perennial complaint that the WCC does not criticise Communist countries, specifically the USSR sufficiently - or at all. p.291.

The book is an invaluable text book on the WCC and is a must to those who want to have readily available to them the information necessary for an informed and militant opposition to the internationally deadly foe of Biblical Christianity - the WCC, the Wicked Council of Churches. - The Editor. [8]

Digest of Protestant History By IAN R. K. PAISLEY.

In the seventh century the Papacy achieved ecclesiastical supremacy. In the eighth century it achieved temporal supremacy by becoming a territorial principality. In the 13th century it finally attained pontifical supremacy - a jurisdiction unique making the Pope a ruler which arrogates to himself all powers, absorbs all rights and spurns all limits.

Towards this goal the Papacy worked with stealth and cunning and with a ruthlessness unparalleled in the whole history of arbitrary power.

In 1073 AD, the time arrived for open measures and Hildebrand, reigning as Pope Gregory VII, expounded the papal principle of Theocracy, that is the reign of the Pope was but another name for the reign of God. He staked his claim or rather proclaimed his prerogatives in 27 theses known as his "Dictatus."

They were in reality but a repetition of the bogus claims of the Constantine "Donation" and the Isidorian "Decretals."

Amongst other sovereign claims these theses declared that, "the Pope's name is the chief name in the world," - "it is lawful for the Pope to depose emperors" - "the Pope's decision is to be withstood by none and he can be judged by none." He can also annul the allegiance of subjects to their monarchs and has absolute power in appointing, deposing and restoring bishops. All that dwell on the earth must submit to his authority.

This declaration commenced a long and bloody war between the Pope and the kings and kingdoms of Europe. This war left in its wake many a stricken field, many a shattered dynasty, many a sacked city and many a nation soaked in blood.

It saw the emperor Henry IV of Germany, barefoot and clad in sackcloth, waiting in the winter snows at the castle gates of Canossa for the pardon of the Pope King the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth. From the ensuing carnage, the Colossus of the Papacy arises stronger than ever and in Innocent III (1198-1216) the pontifical supremacy attains its apex.

Hallam the historian records, "in each of the three leading objects which Rome has pursued, independent sovereignty, supremacy over the Christian Church, control over the princes of the earth - it was the fortune of this pontiff to conquer."

The bright midday of the Papacy had arrived but that midday was block midnight for the world. Innocent proudly boosted, "that the pontifical authority so much exceeded the royal power as the sun cloth the moon."

The claims of the Popedom become more and more arrogant until in his famous bull, "Unam Sanction" Boniface VIII (1294-1303) pronounced that it was, "necessary to salvation for every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff."

How the Chair of Peter stood while [9] the throne of the Caesars crashed is one of the great wonders of history. The papists claim that it is sure proof of the divinity of the Papacy.

Any examination of this claim immediately explodes its truthfulness. The papacy rose to power through diabolical genius. She created a foul and dark current and then sailed to supremacy on its putrid stream. The woman rode upon the beast.

The curses of her anathemas, the desolutions of her excommunications, the blood of her carnages, the forgeries of her prelates, the tortures of her prisons and the brutality of her rule exalted her to her seat of power. She is the festering top of a cancer boil of pollution on the body of humanity.

As the Church of the Antichrist marched forward from wickedness to wickedness the Gospel made its silent but sublime triumphant progress. Reviled it Reviled not again, Persecuted, it suffered it.

Its greatest victories were won, not by trampling down but in being trampled down. Its chains become its crowns. Its prison garb become its princely grandeur. It advanced through its adversity. Rome brought darkness and incarceration the Gospel brought light and emancipation. In its presence was the fulness of joy.

(Limited numbers of Articles 1-111 still available).

British Council of Churches Rebuked

Commenting on a report of the British Council of Churches published in London, a Rhodesian spokesman said:

"It is deeply disturbing that any body of people calling themselves Christians should produce such a wicked and misguided report.

"Terrorists in Rhodesia in recent months have burned 27 defenceless Africans to death in a remote village; murdered a woman doctor and a nun at a mission; slaughtered 14 African farmworkers in cold blood; and bayoneted to death a 6 1/2month old baby girl, to give a few examples which come readily to mind.

"This year alone the terrorists have murdered more than 700 black Rhodesians, mostly in their remote tribal villages.

"To describe such terrorists as 'Christian Soldiers' is quite disgraceful. It involves moral gymnastics of a kind which do no credit to those concerned. Would these some people, one wonders, describe the IRA as 'freedom fighters' or the murderers of the West German industrialist Dr. Schleyer as 'Christian soldiers,' and would they vote money to assist their struggle.

"Could it be that terrorism near at hand is seen for what it is - but terrorism further away is condoned or even encouraged for reasons of expediency?

"One wonders, too, how these church leaders would describe the thousands of black volunteers who comprise the great majority of the Rhodesian security forces and who daily risk their lives to protect their fellow blacks against the terrorists."

The Holy Kiss

Lines written by Rev. John Wylie after the embrace and kissing of the apostate Protestant leaders by the newly installed Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Tom Fee.

The Presbyterians, Methodists and Church of Ireland too,
Are so delighted this fine day,
They don't know what to do
For Bobbie, Jack and Otto have received the Papal kiss,
So they just keep loving on.

On and on they'll keep on going:
The Antichrist will keep on wooing,
Till at last they reap their sowing
In the caverns of the damned.

Jack Weir, of course, he was the first to get the sweet embrace,
It warmed the cockles of his heart
And made it beat apace.
His eyes filled up with "holy" tears,
He burst forth into song
So he must keep loving on.

Now Livingstone is not behind when kisses are around,
He found it very hard to keep
His feet upon the ground.
O, kiss me, Thomas, kiss me too
Or else my heart will break,
For I must keep loving on.

So Otto is the last to get the Primate's holy kiss.
He bends in deep contrition
For to share the others' bliss.
The Primate lands a beauty
On dear Otto's lovely mouth,
And he too goes loving on.

The four unholy Churches are as happy as can be.
They have all been joined together,
By the kiss of Thomas Fee.
There can nothing come between them
As is plain for all to see.
For they keen on loving on.

But Bobbie, Jack and Otto have forgotten one great fact,
That they who join with Antichrist,
Shall never be turned back.
But, He, the Lord shall lead them forth
To everlasting night.
Where they'll not keep loving on.

Sung to the tune: "John Brown's Body," with humble apology to the dust of John Brown. [11]

A Great New Book on The Covenanters

"THE TWO KINGDOMS" By Elizabeth Whitley. Published by The Scottish Reformation Society.

A new book on the Covenanters! Good news indeed - but when the authoress is Elizabeth Whitley that increases the interest. Her book "Plain Mr. Knox" is a masterpiece in historical biography, the most intriguing, excitable and readable of all life stories of the thundering Scot and Father of the Scottish Notion.

Her new book on the Covenanting struggle in many ways excels her first volume. Of course, the canvas is for broader and the characters many, and that gives her plenty of scope for her brush. The end product is excellent, a panoramic view of the whole stage with some great close-ups of the principal performers.

Mrs. Whitley's pen brings these men of former years to life. Their simplicity, reality and humanity are always to the fore. Their naked truthfulness calls for our admiration while their faults remind us of the message which they themselves trumpeted so loudly, "Man's need of God's Grace."

She never misses the humour of any situation, and the reader will be enchanted by the rude yet laughable expressions which fell from devout lips in those times of crisis.

The learned and erudite tutor of James VI (afterwards James I of England) Geordie Buchanan, when his royal pupil disobeyed him twice and defied him to the face, took action by putting the monarch over his knee and laying on to his backside heavily. So fierce was the chastisement that Lady Mar cried out, "What doest thou to the Lord's Anointed?" "I have skelped his airse," said Buchanan, "you may kiss it if you like."

With a thoroughness which is devastating the authoress exposes the despicable character of King James VI. showing him to be a faithful son of his murderous mother Mary, Queen of Scots and ever true to his own couplet, "With patience then see thou attend, And hope to vanquish in the end."

The great stalwarts of the day step out of the pages of the book speaking such stirring things that one would be without any soul at all who would not catch the spirit of those stirring times. The Covenanters were men, real men, not the paper and straw puppets of this 20th century.

When James condoned if not contrived the murder of the young Earl Moray, the minister at St. Giles preached on Cain and Abel and with the king present pointedly asked "Where is the Lord of Moray your brother?" The king cried out from the pew in anger, "Ye might have told me anything you thought in secret." The preacher retorted, "Sire, the scandal was public." [12]

Mrs. Whitley tells the story of the Killing Times brilliantly, and rightly defines the Cameronians as those guarding their own narrow frontier between the Two Kingdoms, clear of religious compromise on one hand and of political commitment on the other. They believed in defensive arms as all true Protestants do, a thing detestable to tyranny and arbitrary power.

The Protestants of Ulster need to learn the lesson of history. It was one the founding fathers of Ulster had learned and learned successfully.

She concludes with the eloquent words, "God is not on the side of the big battalions but on the run, with hunted men in the heather, or in the death-cell."

The authoress tells the story her own way. No doubt some will take exception to some of her interpretations (e.g. her interpretation of the Gun Powder Plot) but critic or admirer will have to confess she tells her story well but then what a story she had to tell.

Get the book, read it yourself, get your families to read it. It is a MUST for every Protestant. - The Editor.

Morris Baxter (Hillsborough Free Presbyterian Church) Student at the Faith Mission Bible College

"He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings." (Psalm 40:2).

At the age of 11 I called my mother into my room. I was afraid to die. There at the side of my bed I was led to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Later, when I attended Banbridge Technical School, things changed in my life. Religion was all right for my father and mother, I thought. My outlook was influenced by the company I kept.

From school I went on to an apprenticeship in a factory. Now I began to have a good time - especially in the dance hall. But at the end of the night when I was lying in bed it was different. The pleasure was gone and there was an emptiness instead.

One Sunday night things were quiet.

There was nothing much to do. So I went along to a Youth Club. Someone dared me to ask the organist at the Club if I could leave her home. On the way home she asked me if I was really happy, if I was honestly enjoying myself. Was I the same when I was on my own as I appeared to be in company? I laughed.

But in bed that night I come to the place where I prayed, "If there is a God, if Jesus Christ is real, then I want Christianity!" The Lord come into my life and changed it. He began to mould me.

In church one Sunday morning, sitting near the back, my father said to me, "God does not make mistakes." That morning the preacher was Dr. Tom Geddis of Brazil. At the end of the service my prayer was, "Anywhere any price - even Brazil."

Now I am in my second year at the Faith Mission Bible College training for missionary service in Brazil. [13]

Sharon Black (Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church) Student at the Bible College of Wales.

I was not brought up in a Christian home, but from faithful Sunday School teaching I knew my need of salvation. My older sister was saved and I saw the real difference that it made in her life. One Sunday morning when I was 8 years old I asked my sister to show me how to be saved.

But a few years later when I started secondary school I began to backslide. All the time that I was away from the Lord and in the world my sister kept on praying for me. in September 1972, she invited me to a gospel mission in the Martyrs Memorial Church and there I was restored to the Lord.

Then come the question, "What to do with my life?" I was always welcome in Audrey and Victor Maxwell's home, and I became interested in missionary work. Different missionaries I came into contact with had trained in the Bible College of Wales so I wrote asking for information about the college. They sent me back application forms. This was something I was not quite ready for, but I brought the matter before the Lord in prayer.

At a missionary prayer meeting in the Martyrs Memorial Church Hall Victor Maxwell spoke on the verse, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." That night I saw that the Lord Himself undertook the responsibility to fit me for His service, to make me an instrument in His work. He was asking me only to be willing to follow Him. The question was in my mind, "What keeps you back, Sharon?"

I prayed the matter over at home, and one by one all my problems and obstacles were answered from the Word of God. Then I applied to the Bible College of Wales and was accepted for training.

In leaving home and stepping out into Bible college I am seeking to follow the Lord as He leads me, one step at a time. Will you pray that God will take me through with Himself in His will for me in the future?

Pope Infallible

The Rev. David J. du Plessis, 71, an internationally known South African Pentecostal minister, says he accepts as truth the Roman Catholic dogma of papal infallibility.

Mr. du Plessis says: "God still honours the Pope as the head of the Church. Papal infallibility is exactly what God used to bring about renewal in the Roman Catholic Church and that renewal is now shaking the Christian world. If the Pope were not infallible, the curia would have vetoed his plans for Vatican II."

(The dogma of papal infallibility holds that the Pope cannot err or teach error when he speaks "ex cathedra" from the throne - "as the supreme shepherd and teacher of all the faithful" and "proclaims by a definitive act some doctrine of faith or morals.")

For the last two decades. Mr. du Plessis has been promoting the charismatic movement among all denominations. - "Moody Monthly." [14]

An Exposition of Psalm 119 By IAN R. K. PAISLEY
(As broadcast over Radio Station MMWW, Greenville, S. Carolina)

The special emphasis is on the purity of the way. This is brought about in the expression "the undefiled" and the statement "they also do no iniquity."


It can be easily seen that verses 1-3 go together. There is an important principle about scriptural threes Which will help to their interpretation. The centre is of course the second, and the first and the third are always related. Let us apply the principle to these three verses.

The centre is verse two. It must be central for it supplies the secret of the whole three verses - whole hearted seeking of God. Note it is heart seeking. Brain seeking of God motivated by intellect will bring the letter that killeth. How much of that we have today! Heart seeking motivated by love will bring the Spirit which quickeneth and giveth life. But it is more than heart seeking which is required, it is whole heart seeking.

God is one and until our heart is one we cannot seek Him aright. The divided heart is here condemned.

It was C. H. Spurgeon who said, "A heart may be divided and not broken and it may be broken and not divided, and yet again it may be broken and be whole and it never can be whole until it is broken."

Remember it is only to the heart of His people God reveals His own heart.


"Blessed are the undefiled in the way" verse 1. Compare that with "They also do no iniquity," verse 3. If they do no iniquity they are undefiled and no wonder they are blessed.

"Who walk in the law of the Lord" verse 2. Compare with "They walk in His ways" verse 3. Walking in Christ's ways is walking in obedience to God's law.


It should be carefully noted that the unchanging moral low of God is not a way of life, it cannot save. Paul in Romans makes that clear. He says the low could not do - could not save because it was weak through the flesh, Romans 3:3. But the unchanging 'moral law of God is for the believer a way of life. That is what Paul meant when he said. "Being not without low to God but under law to Christ" I Cor. 9:21.

I don't put anything or anyone in God's place.

I don't bow down to idols.

I don't take God's Name in vain.

I don't desecrate God's Holy Day.

I don't dishonour my parents. [15]

I don't murder, commit adultery, steal, slander, and covet in order to become a Christian. I don't do these things because I am a Christian. The law is not the way TO life but is the way OF life.

I am not without law to God but under law to Christ.


Of course the designation "the law of God" in verse one includes for more than the ten commandments. It is a descriptive title for the whole Bible and sets forth the Character of the Written Word. It occurs 25 times in the Psalm. Here in verse I and then in verses 18, 29, 34, 44, 51, 53, 55, 61, 70, 72 77, 85, 92, 97, 109, 113, 126, 136, 142, 150, 153, 163, 165, 174, "Five" in the Bible is the number of grace. 25 is 5 x 5.

The Incarnate Word is described in His fulness as Grace for Grace or Grace upon Grace, John 1:16. As the Incarnate Word so the Inspired Word. In the fulness of its contents there is Grace upon Grace. 5 x 5 making 25.


Could I illustrate the number five as a number of grace for you. David took five smooth stones out of the brook to go to fight Goliath. He used one to kill the giant but he brought all five back with him, the four in his pouch and the fifth in the giant's head which he carried in triumph. He won the battle but he brought back all the ammunition. That is being more than a conqueror. Only grace can do that for you.


That is the second title which is given to the Holy Word in this Psalm. We saw before that The Trinity's relationship to the Word is in these first 8 verses. God the Father - the low of the LORD V1. God the Son - His Testimonies V2, His Ways V3. God the Holy Ghost - Thy Precepts V4, Thy Statutes V5, Thy Commandments V6, Thy Judgments V7.

We should keep these relationships in mind as we study the occurrence of these various titles. The Bible tells us that God hath spoken once, yea twice that power belongeth unto God. Now this word testimony has written into it the meaning "to go back again," "to reiterate," hence it means to affirm and witness, hence the meaning of testimony. It is interesting to note how this principle of reiteration and repetition runs all through the scriptures. But no where is it more emphatic than in the testimony of God the Son, and as we have already seen this expression "His testimonies" is specially related to the Saviour. [16]


most people Black or White, here or overseas - realise or care to admit. Since violent Black-White confrontation would let the whole economy go up in smoke, even the winning side would be a heavy and tragic loser.

"Nobody need sell us any theories, never mind whether such salesmen are paid in rands, dollars or roubles. As if we haven't got our own notions about what liberty is, or values, or what human living is about.


"I am so strongly against communism that I am a poor capitalist. We must do everything in our power to create an independent country on the 'free enterprise' system.

"I would rather that we be poor than accept help from communist countries.

"What Portugal did in Angola was a great pity, I think. They did not prepare the people for independence and for responsible government, and the way they left Angola played right into the communists' hands."

The Chief Minister told to the point: "I don't think we can speak of a single society in South Africa. One man, one vote, in South Africa would not be the answer at this point in time. If we want another Angola then we should insist on that." Addressing the March session of the Assembly in Mafeking, he warned his people against the dangers of communist slavery." - Mr. Mangope stated categorically that Bophuthatswana would not become a communist or a socialist welfare state.