UPDATED: Say YES if this is what you want for South Africa — Arno van Niekerk

Dr Arno van Niekerk.

Economist, author and public speaker Dr Arno van Niekerk has launched an innovative campaign to give South African Christians an opportunity to speak with a united voice about what they want for the country.

In an initiative which he says was inspired by God “out of the blue”, he asked about 200 Christian leaders around SA to list 10 principles/focus points that would be their highest priority if a Christian government took office.

“The correlation was great. Most of the leaders identified the very same values,” he said.

Now he has launched a social media campaign in which SA Christians are asked to respond with a YES if they agree with the leaders’ 10 points of consensus which are listed below.

Gateway News invites you to respond by commenting on this article with a YES if you agree with the 10 points. To comment, scroll down at the end of the story and type your response in the comments area. The closing date for responding is Sunday February 10. (UPDATE: The closing date was extended by Van Niekerk due to the strong response to his consensus campaign with over 25 000 YES votes in a week and responses still streaming in).

Please also help to give Christians a voice now, ahead of the elections, by sharing this article with as many other believers as possible.

“Your response is needed to unify the Christian voice in SA. We are the ONLY group with enough numbers to change SA this very year,” says Van Niekerk.

“Let’s get millions participating,” he says.

The response of SA Christians will be taken to political leaders, he says.

But, for now, the priority is “for the voice of the people to be heard”.

“Let’s get millions participating. This is only the beginning.”

Please read the list below, and comment YES if you agree. And please share the article.

Christian Consensus in SA:

1. Zero tolerance for crime
(no corruption, no rape and no discrimination; end all murders; severe & fair legal action)

2. Government fully accountable to the people
(proper service delivery; clean, transparent & inclusive governance; effective system)

3. Peace, not war
(healing the nation (love); true reconciliation & restitution; ethical nation-building; taking care of the vulnerable; protect cultural identities)

4. Leadership that honours God
(servant leaders unashamed of faith; skilled, integrity, humility & inspired vision; self-disciplined)

5. Laws that glorify God
(laws that don’t contradict the Bible; Constitution that pays due respect to Almighty God; judicial independence; strong police, army & immigration control)

6. Biblical family values
(husband, wife & children; staying faithful; sexual purity; centrality & unity of households in society)

7. Sanctity of life
(respect all forms of life; no abortion; quality medical care)

8. Inclusive & productive economy
(job creation; ending poverty & inequality; resource stewardship & agriculture a major priority to all; support entrepreneurship; eco-friendly and -efficiency; reduced debt levels)

9. High-quality education to all
(parent control, good discipline & learning environments; basic skills; uproot liberal agenda; empower & create opportunities for the youth; become tech wise)

10. Religious freedom & no communism
(religious rights & private ownership; church’s voice to be heard more; freedom of speech).


Brothers & sisters, there is a spiritual battle for the heart and soul of South Africa going on. Only God’s people know how to fight the good fight of faith and win. Evil will be uprooted if we UNITE! It’s time for light to expel darkness in SA! You’ll be updated about the developments that are going to unfold now that Christians’ Voices are started to be united – officially. We are millions; the voice of millions can no longer be silenced!

In only a week I have received 25858 YES’s of support for the Christian Consensus in SA. Since responses are still streaming in, the deadline is extended to 10 Feb. 2019. After that, we will finalise the data to take it to party leaders and present it to them with the request of forming something like a Christian Coalition/Alliance based on the 10 Points of Consensus. This will give more substance to our votes and give a real possibility of bringing a huge surprise upset (in a positive way) in the Elections and thereafter. The people are speaking and leaders must listen. UNITY is the only way forward if we want to see a fullscale turn-around in SA.

?Apart from these points being an instrument to unite Christians, the good news is that if these very same 10 Points are successfully implemented, South Africa is changed!

⏱So the time has come for God’s people to speak up and stand together for true change!
Please pray intensively for breakthroughs to come and spread the 10 Points like wild fire!??
Every Christian in SA must have an opportunity to say YES!
(send YES to 082 608 5711).

ARISE, people of God!
All to His glory!
Dr Arno van Niekerk


  1. If God initiated this, nothing will stop it, irrespective of expiry dates or number of Yes’s. Obedience of all christians to God and Him alone would in my opinion bring all the change we need.

  2. Bout time

  3. Agree with all 10 points

  4. YES

  5. Lourinus Marthinus Brits

    Only through God can we succeed. I agree completely.

  6. Gerhard de Clercq


  7. Not worried about Communism but very worried about Socialism (Russia). Need Godly wisdom” notjing less.

  8. Yes!

  9. Yes!
    I fully agree.We have to unite as Christians and submit to our Almighty Heavenly Father. In total obedience to His Word,we can indeed be more than conquerors. If we will humble ourselves before our God and repent our sins and start walking in obedience according to His Word, He will hear us and guide us in miraculous ways.

  10. God bless South Africa and bring godly leaders to rule.

  11. Yes, we need leaders who will hear from YAWEH first and then lead as He instructed. SA must turn back to Father, only then we will see His promises.

  12. Yes I agree. Peace and prosperity to all. Every law that contradicts the law of God in our legal system to be removed.

  13. Yes Natuurlik vir n better toekoms vir ons mense en kinders kleinkinders n 100 maal ja

  14. YES

  15. So, although I have already answered “YES” to this campaign, I also feel it necessary to state my somewhat controversial opinion on this (without wanting to start any debate). My personal opinion is simply that, although I would LOVE for these 10 points to become reality, I personally don’t believe that they CAN or WILL become reality. My reasoning behind this is simply that the Bible clearly indicates in the New Testament that the world will get a LOT worse before the righteous are raptured (2nd coming of Jesus). Revelations talks of tribulations and basically the corruption and rule of evil in the world. We can see it happening already and, as much as we all wish and pray for things to get better, I believe the Word indicates that it HAS to get worse – a LOT worse – before Jesus returns. So to pray for peace, safety, health and harmony (again, in my opinion only) is really asking for something that can’t, and won’t, come to pass in order for the Word to be fulfilled. The upside to my completely pessimistic view on this is that, the worse the world gets, the closer we get to the return of Jesus, where we will be caught up to be with Him!! I hold on to THAT promise! Like the words to the Steven Curtis Chapman song “Bring it on” say, let the lightning flash, let the thunder roll, let the hard rains fall, let the storm winds blow, let me be made weak so I’ll know the strength of the One who’s strong – bring it on!

  16. Yes Enough is enough. We must know and move with/in God seasons. The righteous cannot be led and ruled y the unrighteous. Light must come out. We’re arising in polotics.Shaking must continue Amen

  17. Yes – would like to see something on protecting our environment, wildlife and clean renewable energy. Also clarity on state owned enterprises … either firmer accountability or joint private / public parternships or privatized

  18. Yes

  19. Yes

  20. Off course everyone will agree with the 10 points but what will it help to put the points forward without any solutions? We as Christians have access to wisdom and we should come forward with creative ideas and solutions. We complain about education but maybe churches should all have schools. I read an earlier comment that suggested a website be established where ideas could be shared. Maybe that would be a good starting point. In Christ we are able to turn this country around.

  21. The Lord of the nations will take care of us if we stand up for Him

  22. YES Please

  23. Yes

  24. Yes

  25. Anna Elizabeth van As


  26. Yes, we serve a might God.

  27. Rowena Richardson

    Yes very important.