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The CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES and CATASTROPHE of the FIRST WORLD WAR
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August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of what became known as the First World War.

A Century of Advance

The 19th century was the greatest century of missionary advance. It was a century of astounding inventions and of spectacular advances in technology. Many countries in Europe experienced dramatic spiritual Revivals. Christian missionaries won whole tribes and nations to Christ, in the remotest regions of the globe.

 
Surprising Facts About the First World War
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August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of what became known as the First World War.

 

Catastrophic Watershed

1914 marked the end of the greatest century of Missions and the beginning of what proved to be the worst century of persecution. The consequences of the First World War continue to have far reaching repercussions to this present day.

 

 
Who Won the War and Who Initiated the Peace?
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As South Africa marked 20 years since the first one-man–one-vote elections in South Africa, we have been subjected to an extraordinary amount of propaganda, inverting reality and rewriting history. If one was to believe films like Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom, and take at face value pronouncements by politicians and news commentary and documentaries on SATV, it would appear that the ANC won the war and were gracious and merciful to their defeated enemies.

Recognising Reality

2444In fact, the reverse is true. There can be no doubt that the South African Defence Force won the war. As a military force, the ANC's Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK) was a failure. So too was the Pan African Congress' (PAC) APLA. Yes, they managed some high profile terrorist attacks, such as the Church Street bombing and the St. James Church Massacre, but they were never able to defeat the SADF in battle. In fact they could only operate as terrorist movements, planting landmines, limpet mines, suitcase bombs, car bombs, engaging in necklace murders and assassinations.

 
Lessons from Rwanda
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"I know there is a God, because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelt him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists and therefore I know there is a God!" 419

Shake Hands With the Devil

These are the words of Canadian General Romeo Dallaire, the Commander of the United Nations Mission to Rwanda (UNIMIR). His book, Shake Hands With the Devil (which has also been made into a dramatic film), documents the unfolding catastrophe, and as he puts it in the subtitle of his book: "The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda." 

20 Years Ago

As the people of Rwanda soberly reflect on the holocaust which was unleased upon them 20 years ago, April/May 1994, there are still compelling questions which demand answers.

 
Muslims are Coming to Christ
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Despite intense peer pressure and violent persecution, millions of Muslims are being drawn to Faith in Jesus Christ. In "A Wind in the House of Islam, how God is Drawing Muslims around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ", Missiologist David Garrison documents 82 historic Muslim movements to Christ, each of which consist of at least a thousand baptisms, or one hundred new church plants over a two decade period.Muslims2Chirst

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In one Arab nation, an Islamic book publisher, Nasr, was brought to Christ through satellite Evangelism broadcasts. Nasr then started a local ministry, that in one year, baptised 2,800 individuals.

 
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