It truly is a virtue the entire world needs to emulate but who should we imitate – Nelson Mandela or Jesus Christ the Son of the living God who taught us to love our enemies more than 2000 years ago?
The difference between Mandela and Jesus Christ is that Christ said “without me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). It simply means that those who do not have Jesus Christ indwelling them through his Spirit, cannot do anything according to God’s will.
Mandela himself said: “I am the captain of my soul.” Who is the captain of your soul – you yourself or Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God?
The following report appeared in the Huff Post recently.
CANTEBURY, England (RNS) Few would deny Nelson Mandela’s greatness, but one of Britain’s best-known journalists, Dominic Lawson, has taken the media to task for comparing South Africa’s first black president to Jesus.
Writing on the eve of the departure of world leaders to Johannesburg to attend a memorial service for Mandela, who died last week, Lawson wrote in the Daily Mail: “He was a giant — but how absurd for the BBC to compare Mandela to Christ.” (Please continue reading here: Stop Comparing Nelson Mandela To Jesus, Journalist Says and Mandela was a giant – but how absurd for the BBC to compare him to Christ)
THE OTHER SIDE OF NELSON MANDELA.
My meeting with Nelson Mandela
Note: Peter Hammond is not a true gospel preacher, he is a Calvinist with strong ties to Dominionism. That said, what would we have thought if it was a journalist or a politician who do not believe in Jesus Christ who interviewed Nelson Mandela? I’m pretty sure that no one would have protested and said: “We can’t believe him because he is an unbeliever.” In that case, journalism and interviews with esteemed persons would have been a complete taboo with Christians. I sincerely doubt whether Dominic Lawson is a Christian (Correct me if I’m wrong). Even so, are we going to dismiss his articles on Mandela just because he’s an unbeliever or an Episcopalian or a Roman Catholic or member of the Emergent Church or whatever?
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