SA’s 5th Democratic Elections was a relatively peaceful event. Voting patterns were mainly along racial lines. The majority of blacks voted ANC while whites, coloured’s and Indians mainly voted DA.
The ANC’s support is declining while the DA appears to be growing with each General Election.
Some smaller parties managed to hold on to their few seats. Others were wiped out. Christian voters showed little support for the ACDP who barely retained their three Parliamentary seats.
A quick analysis of Christian voting patterns seem to indicate that Biblical convictions and values are not the primary motivating factor. Christian voters appear to follow racial voting fault lines.
Significantly, almost 85 percent of the SA Electorate – including millions of Church-going Christians — voted for political parties who unashamedly represent a liberal secular-humanistic ideology.
I am not sure if there are precedents in other parts of the world where a predominantly religious society consistently votes against its values by voting in liberal secularists to govern them.
The sad reality is that both the ANC and DA will interpret their positive results at the polls as a clear mandate from the electorate to continue advancing their anti-family and socialist agenda.
With the support of millions of Christian voters, the ruling party will advance and implement UN inspired legislation that will undermine the religious rights and freedoms of Christian citizens.
With the support of millions of Christian voters, the ruling party will implement “hate crimes” laws that will not only silence Christians but criminalise the Scriptures condemning sexual sin.
Millions of Christians in the US voted for Barack Obama because he claimed to be a Christian. They re-elected him four years later even though he boldly supported same-sex “marriage”.
Today Obama is the world’s most influential proponent of abortion-on-demand and special rights and privileges for homosexuals. In addition, the Obama administration has used various State organs to harass, intimidate and persecute Christian ministries for supporting traditional marriage.
Christians in the US have been hounded out of their jobs, had their businesses destroyed, ostracised by colleagues and demonised by the liberal media simply for having Biblical views.
Remarkably, Christianity’s decline in the US is aided and abetted by Christians. The startling erosion of religious speech and freedoms in America was made possible by Church-going Christians.
Tragically, what Bible-believing Christians are enduring today in the “land of the free and the home of the brave” is already a reality in the Democratic New South Africa.
Like their US counterparts, South African Christians chose to vote their fears and not their values. The blatant anti-Christian and anti-family political parties they have elected into power will no doubt use the mandate they were given to advance their godless ideology in SA.
However, Family Policy Institute was established for a time such as this. We will continue to defend the natural family and uncompromisingly advance Biblical values in Parliament, the media and society.
Choose you this day whom you will serve. But as for me and my house – we will serve the Lord!