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Friday, 6 December 2013

Death of Nelson Mandela Proves the truth of God’s word: ….that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.





And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God(Luke 16:14-15)

….that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.


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Dear friends , Many people around the world especially black SOUTH Africans look at Mandela as a messiah, demi-god or even God. One emotionally  excited south African once said that she doesn’t know anybody like Mandela. She said that according to her Mandela is God. The truth is that you do not go to heaven because you have done many good works. You do not go to heaven because you won the hearts of millions of people. God’s standard is not man’s standard. Nelson Mandela himself said that he does not want to be looked at as a messiah. He himself said that he was  not perfect. The truth is that only born again people go to heaven. Born again people are persons who have repented their sins and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savoir. Some people say  , Madiba was a  Marxist atheist, others say he was a Jehovah’ witness, others say he was a Methodist . The truth is; he was not a born again Christian . Only born again Christians go to heaven. Period!!!    

Nelson Mandela dies

 

Nelson Mandela dies
 
By AFP

Posted  Friday, December 6   2013 at  09:15

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a colossus of 20th century politics, died late Thursday aged 95, prompting mass mourning and a global celebration of his astonishing life.
The Nobel Peace laureate, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in jail, died at his Johannesburg home surrounded by his family, after a long battle against lung infection.
The news was announced to the nation and the world by an emotional South African President Jacob Zuma, in a live late-night broadcast.
"Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed," said Zuma, whose own role in the struggle against white rule saw him imprisoned with Mandela on Robben Island.
"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
As the sun came up on Friday, hundreds of South Africans maintained an impromptu vigil outside the Mandela home in Johannesburg, ululating, waving flags and singing anti-apartheid era songs.
"I did not come hear to mourn. We are celebrating the life of a great man. A great unifier," said Bobby Damon, who lives just a few streets away from Mandela's house.
"But I must admit though, the news came as a shock" he added. "There will never be another Mandela in our lifetime."
Zuma announced Mandela will receive a full state funeral and he ordered flags to remain at half-mast until after the burial. National flags were also lowered in countries including the United States and France.
State broadcaster SABC later said Mandela's body had been moved to a military hospital in Pretoria.
Barack Obama, America's first black president, paid tribute to a man who "took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice".
Obama was joined in mourning by a roll call of figures from across the worlds of politics, business and sport, reflecting how much Mandela had touched hearts as a rallying point for justice and good causes after he drew a "Rainbow Nation" out of his diverse homeland.
His death had long been expected, coming after a spate of hospitalisations with lung infections and three months of intensive care at home. But the announcement came as a shock nonetheless.
Mandela's two youngest daughters were in London watching the premiere of his biopic "Long Walk to Freedom" when they were told of his death.
Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu lauded his fellow Nobel laureate as the man who taught a deeply divided nation how to come together.

Nelson Mandela: What global luminaries said


A file photo taken on September 16, 1995 shows Pope John Paul II (L)
A file photo taken on September 16, 1995 shows Pope John Paul II (L) and South African President Nelson Mandela talking at the Presidential guest house in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO GARY BERNARD 


Posted  Friday, December 6   2013 at  11:07What the world is saying about the death of Nelson Mandela:
Politicians
-- US President Barack Obama: "He achieved more than could be expected of any man."
-- South African President Jacob Zuma: "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
-- Former South African president F.W. de Klerk: "I believe that his example will live on and that it will continue to inspire all South Africans to achieve his vision of non-racialism, justice, human dignity, and equality for all."
-- British Prime Minister David Cameron: "A great light has gone out in the world."
-- Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi: "He made us all understand that nobody should be penalised for the colour of his skin, for the circumstances into which he is born. He also made us understand that we can change the world."
-- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: "A giant among men has passed away. This is as much India's loss as South Africa's. He was a true Gandhian."
-- Chinese President Xi Jinping: "With arduous and extraordinary efforts, he led the people of South Africa to success in the struggle against apartheid, making a historic contribution to the birth and development of a new South Africa."
-- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: "Nelson Mandela was a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration."
-- Former US president Bill Clinton: "History will remember Nelson Mandela as a champion of human dignity and freedom, for peace and reconciliation."
-- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan: "A source of inspiration to oppressed peoples all over the world."
-- Poland's Solidarity leader and former president Lech Walesa: "A great man has died."
-- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "He will be remembered as the father of the new South Africa."
-- Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas: "The Palestinian people will never forget his historic statement that the South African revolution will not have achieved its goals as long as the Palestinians are not free."


-- Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "He was a unifier from the moment he walked out of prison. He taught us how to come together and believe in ourselves."
-- Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama: "The best tribute we can pay to him is to do whatever we can to contribute to honouring the oneness of humanity and working for peace and reconciliation as he did."
-- Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: "South Africa has lost its greatest citizen and its father. Nelson Mandela, fighting to the end, is freed to be with his God in joy and reward for his great service and sacrifice."
Sports
-- The South African Rugby Union: "He used the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the first major sporting event to be hosted in SA after the 1994 democratic elections, as an instrument of change to help promote unity amongst all South Africans."
-- South Africa's one-day cricket captain AB de Villiers: "Let us now, more than ever, stick together as a nation! We owe him that much."
-- Boxing great Muhammad Ali: "He taught us forgiveness on a grand scale. His was a spirit born free, destined to soar above the rainbows. Today his spirit is soaring through the heavens. He is now forever free."
-- Former England football captain David Beckham: "We have lost a true gentleman and a courageous human being. It was truly an honour to have known a man who had genuine love for so many people."
-- Brazil football legend Pele: "He was my hero, my friend."
-- English cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott: "I asked if he was a bowler or batsman. He smiled and said he was an all-rounder. I said 'I thought you were a God'."
Entertainers and celebrities
-- U2 singer Bono: "Without Mandela, would Africa be experiencing its best decade of growth and poverty reduction?"
-- Britain's Prince William (after attending the London premiere of the new film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"): "We were just reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was."
-- British actor Idris Elba (who plays Mandela in the film): "We have lost one of the greatest human beings to have walked this Earth."


-- US actor Morgan Freeman (who played Mandela in the film "Invictus" about the 1995 Rugby World Cup): "Today the world lost one of the true giants of the past century."
-- South African actress Charlize Theron: "Rest in Peace Madiba. You will be missed, but your impact on this world will live forever."
-- Former CNN interviewer Larry King: "He was so eloquent and classy."
Business leaders
-- Microsoft founder Bill Gates: "His grace and courage changed the world."
-- Virgin group founder Richard Branson: "Nelson Mandela redefined leadership. He showed that great things can be achieved by leading through wisdom, empathy and integrity, with no other agenda than humanity."
-- American billionaire Donald Trump: "Nelson Mandela and myself had a wonderful relationship -- he was a special man and will be missed."
-- World Bank president Jim Yong Kim: "The world has lost a man who brought a rainbow of possibilities to a country that was segregated into black and white."


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