Apologetic!

Apologetics (from Greek ἀπολογία, “speaking in defense”) is the religious discipline of defending religious doctrines through systematic argumentation and discourse. Early Christian writers (c. 120–220) who defended their beliefs against critics and recommended their faith to outsiders were called Christian apologists.

Apologetics is a great void at KSB. They have not one apologetic to defend what they believe. Therefore anyone who criticizes the KSB way and doctrine is mercilessly hunted and jubilantly “shot” down into hell’s flames. In the past month or two I have been condemned to hell, we have been threatened with violence and even received a death threat. I have been told to stop my nonsense, to stop writing against the Mission, that I am disrespectful to my Christian brothers at KSB, that what I write against the brothers at KSB is disgusting and that my attitude to the Mission’s leaders is disrespectful and false. I have been taken to task in Sunday Sermons, by phone, emails, WhattsApp messages, text messages, directly and indirectly through gossip. I have been told to leave everything to God who will defend Himself. However, whilst I have been attacked in my person, not one of the issues others and I have brought into the open has been addressed.

But, you are barking up the wrong tree brethren! I am not worthy of all your effort to discredit me. I am but a sinner dependent on Christ’s mercy as much as you are. I am but one voice speaking out against you at KSB. And instead of attacking others and me you should rather try and defend your teachings, doctrines and conduct. Or at least try to defend your sin. Speak the truth! There is no attack on you personally, don’t you see and understand! The apostle Paul did not keep quiet but spoke out against the atrocities of his brothers in Christ in Corinth, Galatia and Colossae! Paul even names the brothers and sisters by name. Peter, in Acts, did not spare the brothers and sisters in Christ as he declared their sins openly during a church service. Jude does not beat about the bush either, does he? Then what on earth makes you brethren at KSB so special that no one dare speak out against your atrocities? When Paul and others went to the apostles (Acts 15), the apostles and the Holy Spirit granted them counsel. Should you not have done the same when the brethren from Europe came to speak their heart to you rather than dishonoring their effort as being against uncle Erlo and the Revival? Actually, they have expressed concerns only about you, the current “management” group!

I spoke against your conduct and skewed doctrine – you shunned me!

Uncle Friedel confronted you through his silence – you shunned him!

The European leaders have in great effort spoken and written to you – you have shunned them!

I have quoted the Word of God (Corinthians, Galatians, Jude) to you – you shunned the Word of God too.

Be aware! Perhaps, you are not far from showing the Lord Jesus the door also!

During last Thursday’s meeting at KSB, if all the disclosures from the meeting are to believed, you painstakingly attacked uncle Friedel and the brothers in Europe as being against uncle Erlo and the Revival. Strange how you may attack other brothers and sisters, even mistreat a father of the Mission, but would not grant the same privilege to others to criticize yourselves at KSB RSA.

You regard yourselves to be filled with God the Spirit over and against those apposing you yet your conduct is so amazingly nonspiritual and unbiblical.

Does it not say something to you when brothers and sisters who have been with you for up to 45 years leave KSB not to return?

I say all of this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to discern what you are doing to KSB?

Now, my dear brothers and sisters at KSB let us recognize the real problem causing the current havoc at the Mission. You are not living up to the standard you have set to others as to be the biblical, holy and godly standards for all followers of Christ. You as leaders of the Mission, coworkers and preachers of God’s Gospel of Jesus Christ have been lying to the church. You have misappropriated millions of Rands of God’s money, you have covered the most heinous sexual misconduct of coworkers and kept them in their positions, you have taken care of yourselves at the cost of God’s people financially and you have oppressed God’s people through context driven theology rather than applying God’s Word diligently to all in the Spirit.

Above all, you are no less than the Pharisees and Scribes who stood against the Lord Jesus when He walked this earth. You proclaim the form of godliness, but the Power thereof, you have denied, as you have become the power and the glory of KSB yourselves and has shunned everyone who warns you of your ungodly conduct and attitude.

“The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13. CSB)

To the brethren at Mission Kwasizabantu

(With regard to the court case against Daan van Tonder. In the Words of the books of Corinthians and Galatians.)

Immoral Followers

I have heard terrible things about some of you. In fact, you are behaving worse than unbelievers. A man is immoral with his own daughter and others are sexually immoral with virgins or a brother’s wife. You are proud, when you ought to feel bad enough to chase away anyone who acts like this.

I am with you only in my thoughts. But in the name of our Lord Jesus I have already judged these men, as though I were with you in person. So when you meet together and the power of the Lord Jesus is with you, I will be there too. You must then hand these men over to Satan. Their bodies will be destroyed, but their spirit will be saved when the Lord Jesus returns.

Stop being proud! Don’t you know how a little yeast can spread through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast! Then you will be like fresh bread made without yeast, and this is what you are. Our Passover lamb is Christ, who has already been sacrificed. So don’t celebrate the festival by being evil and sinful, which is like serving bread made with yeast. Be pure and truthful and celebrate by using bread made without yeast.

In my other letter I told you not to have anything to do with immoral people. But I wasn’t talking about the people of this world. You would have to leave this world to get away from everyone who is immoral or greedy or who cheats or worships idols. I was talking about your own people who are immoral or greedy or worship idols or curse others or get drunk or cheat. Don’t even eat with them! Why should I judge outsiders? Aren’t we supposed to judge only church members? God judges everyone else. The Scriptures say, “Chase away any of your own people who are evil.” (1 Corinthians 1. CEV)

Taking Each Other to Court

When one of you has a complaint against another, do you take your complaint to a court of sinners? Or do you take it to God’s people? Don’t you know that God’s people will judge the world? And if you are going to judge the world, can’t you settle small problems? Don’t you know we will judge angels? And if this is so, we can surely judge everyday matters. Why do you take everyday complaints to judges who are not respected by the church? I say this to your shame. Aren’t any of you wise enough to act as a judge between one follower and another? Why should one of you take another to be tried by unbelievers?

When one of you takes another to court, all of you lose. It would be better to let yourselves be cheated and robbed. But instead, you cheat and rob other followers. Don’t you know that evil people won’t have a share in the blessings of God’s kingdom? Don’t fool yourselves! No one who is immoral or worships idols or is unfaithful in marriage or is a pervert or behaves like a homosexual will share in God’s kingdom. Neither will any thief or greedy person or drunkard or anyone who curses and cheats others. Some of you used to be like that. But now the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of God’s Spirit have washed you and made you holy and acceptable to God. (1 Corinthians 6.CEV)

Help Each Other

My friends, you who are spiritual. If someone is trapped in sin, you should gently lead that person back to the right path. But watch out, and don’t be tempted yourself. You obey the law of Christ when you offer each other a helping hand. If you think you are better than others, when you really aren’t, you are wrong. You cannot fool God, so don’t make a fool of yourself! You will harvest what you plant. If you follow your selfish desires, you will harvest destruction, but if you follow the Spirit, you will harvest eternal life. Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up. We should help people whenever we can, especially if they are followers of the Lord. (Galatians 6. CEV)(Italics are mine.)

In the words of Jude.

Greetings.

 To the brethren at Mission Kwasizabantu.

(From Peet, a servant of Jesus Christ and your brother in Christ.)

To all who are chosen and loved by God the Father and are kept safe by Jesus Christ.

I pray that God will greatly bless you with mercy, peace, and love!

False Teachers

My dear friends, I really wanted to write you about God’s saving power at work in our lives. But instead, I must write and ask you to defend the faith that God has once for all given to his people. Some godless people have come forward among you and are saying, “God treats us much better than we deserve, and so it is all right to be immoral.” They even deny we must obey Jesus Christ as our only Master and Lord. But long ago the Scriptures warned that these godless people were doomed.

Don’t forget what happened to those people the Lord rescued from Egypt. Some of them did not have faith, and he later destroyed them. You also know about the angels who didn’t do their work and left their proper places. God chained them with everlasting chains and is now keeping them in dark pits until the great day of judgment.  We should also be warned by what happened to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the nearby towns. Their people became immoral and committed all sorts of sexual sins. Then God made an example of them and punished them with eternal fire.

The people I am talking about are behaving just like those dreamers who destroyed their own bodies. They reject all authority and insult angels. Even Michael, the chief angel, didn’t dare to insult the devil, when the two of them were arguing about the body of Moses. All Michael said was, “The Lord will punish you!”

But these people insult powers they don’t know anything about. They are like senseless animals that end up getting destroyed, because they live only by their feelings. Now they are in for real trouble. They have followed Cain’s example and have made the same mistake that Balaam did by caring only for money. They have also rebelled against God, just as Korah did. Because of all this, they will be destroyed.

These people are filthy minded, and by their shameful and selfish actions they spoil the meals you eat together. They are like clouds blown along by the wind, but never bringing any rain. They are like leafless trees, uprooted and dead, and unable to produce fruit. Their shameful deeds show up like foam on wild ocean waves. They are like wandering stars forever doomed to the darkest pits of hell.

Enoch was the seventh person after Adam, and he was talking about these people when he said:

Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of holy angels to judge everyone. He will punish all those ungodly people for all the evil things they have done. The Lord will surely punish those ungodly sinners for every evil thing they have ever said about him. These people grumble and complain and live by their own selfish desires. They brag about themselves and flatter others to get what they want.

More Warnings

My dear friends, remember the warning you were given by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They told you that near the end of time, selfish and godless people would start making fun of God. And now these people are already making you turn against each other. They think only about this life, and they don’t have God’s Spirit.

Dear friends, keep building on the foundation of your most holy faith, as the Holy Spirit helps you to pray. And keep in step with God’s love, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to show how kind he is by giving you eternal life. Be helpful to all who may have doubts. Rescue any who need to be saved, as you would rescue someone from a fire. Then with fear in your own hearts, have mercy on everyone who needs it. But hate even the clothes of those who have been made dirty by their filthy deeds.

Final Prayer

Offer praise to God our Savior because of our Lord Jesus Christ! Only God can keep you from falling and make you pure and joyful in his glorious presence. Before time began and now and forever, God is worthy of glory, honor, power, and authority.

Amen.

(Jude. CEV.)

Living at Mission Kwasizabantu – 1994 – 2018.

I have added my third essay.

I am looking back at the time being at KSB and the things that occurred that influenced my spiritual walk with God. The “cross roads and circumstances” that impacted my walk to spiritual maturity.

God is good. We just have to remember that truth in all facets of our lives.

Chapter 11 & Epilogue

I have published the last two chapters of “my book”. I have emptied my heart and all is done now in writing the book.

I thank God in this time that He kept me focused on what I experienced as His will for me in this. I have found peace for my soul in this journey with the book. Jeremiah 6: 16 reminds me of the goodness to go God’s way: Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths of the Lord; and see what is the good way, and walk in it, and ye shall find purification for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in them. (Septuagint translation)

I pray that eventually all will find this peace and purification in Christ, the way of God for mankind and especially for all of us involved with KSB. Only the Truth, the everlasting Truth of God in Christ has the power to set us free. The moment we compromise the Truth, we are in bondage to Satan. But, His truth sets us free, every time we turn back to the Truth.

To God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit belongs all glory and thankfulness.

For ever and ever!

Soli Deo gloria!

Chapter 10 added

I have added chapter 10.

My heart is so to say empty. What remains now to be done is that I will collect the testimonies of people who wants to share their story! Do you want to add your story to my blog? You are welcome. There are only two prerequisites. Firstly I don’t want you to use a false name, pseudonym or nick name. We take a stand for the truth and we speak things as we experienced it. Tell it as it is. We have names and we use it. People know us by our names. We speak the truth and we stand by what we write as being the truth. If you have a story to tell, write it down and send it to me. Secondly, let us keep it down to five pages. If it is much longer break it up into parts and we will share it all.

I want to thank all who write to me. I cherish you for taking the time to write to me. Oh, may God bless you all!

Use this email address to send your story to me: botha.peet@gmail.com

Chapter 9 added.

I have published chapter 9.

I woke up middle of the night and the chapter was in my mind’s eye!

Hopefully there will be some revelation from this chapter concerning what we see and experience at our beloved KSB. Darkness has entered in a very subtle way and the “silence of the lambs” has been put into place.

God bless you.

Open letter

To the Leadership and Coworkers of Mission Kwasizabantu.

Saturday 16 March 2019

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I have been with you and among you for 32 years. I know you well. I am writing this letter to you in all humbleness, praying that you would consider it prayerfully. I have tried to speak to you for many a time but you would not. Now I am pleading openly for someone else and the sake of KSB. Listen to me please!

With reference to the court case of Daan van Tonder I would like to plead with you to reconsider what you are doing. I am moved to do this because of Galatians 6:1-2: 1Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. 2Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.(NASB)

In our context, the court case against Daan, is out of place for who we are in Christ Jesus. You all know that similar and much worse cases have been treated differently in the light of the above Scripture in the past at KSB and never were such cases brought before secular courts. Then why are you doing this now brethren? Brethren, have you been deceived by Satan to forgo the Word of God? Have your hearts being filled with malice, wickedness, and malevolence to the point that you can’t abide in the Spirit and the Word any longer? Is there then no God at KSB?

You have increasingly hardened your hearts at the voices admonishing you. You have increasingly chosen to follow the ways of the world over and against the Word of God. More and more you exhibit signs that you are losing your first love, tolerating persons filled with the spirit of Jezebel and tolerating also those who are living in sin.

The court case and subsequent exposure to the media and TV and looming possible involvements by SARS and the HAWKS will destroy KSB. I earnestly advise you:

  • I am prepared to withdraw all my writings, if you as KSB will withdraw the court case against Daan;
  • Together we submit to an independent Christian Legal and Spiritual Counsel to investigate and report on all matters currently at hand;
  • Together we undertake to implement and abide by all remedial measures put forth by such counsel;
  • We undertake to have this process done at a venue where openness and transparency is guaranteed;
  • We all undertake to humble ourselves before the church of God, to confess our sins and wrongs as revealed, to forsake our sins, to plead forgiveness, make restitution and live repentant lives.

I plead with you brethren; let us seek a way forward in which God’s church and work is protected.

Dr Peet Botha

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