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Author Archives: Dr. Peter Hammond, South Africa

THERE IS NO GOD!

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Frontline Fellowship South Africa One of the most famous atheists of the 20th century, British philosopher, Bertrand Russell wrote: “Why I am not a Christian.” When he was asked what he would say if it turned out that there was a God after all, Russell replied that he would ask the Almighty: “Why didn’t you…

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BODY PIERCING – A Return to Paganism

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Aggressive Fashion Statements In some of the  most  unexpected places we  are confronted by a revival of the old tribal practices of body scarification, body piercing and body mutilation. Nose rings, eyebrow rings, belly rings, tongue studs, multiple earrings, nipple rings, tattoos and other disfigurements are more than an identifiable sub-culture – it is all…

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MAKING IDOLS OF MODERN MEN AND MYTHS

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Idolatry Today Most people’s perceptions of Nelson  Mandela  have been shaped by Invictus, the stirring film directed by Clint Eastwood on South  Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup victory. Starring  Morgan Freeman as President Nelson Mandela, lnvictus made a major contribution towards the building  up of the mythology  of Nelson Mandela as a modern day idol….

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HOSTILITY TO CHRISTIANITY IN EUROPE

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The secularisation and paganisation of large sections of Europe is tragic. There are A surprisingly dynamic pockets of spiritual vitality and life amidst the general atheism and heathenism, but the general picture in Europe is of spiritual decline. Missionary Power House In 1900, Evangelicals in Europe constituted 45% of the world’s Evangelicals. Now less than…

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WILLIAM TYNDALE AND THE BATTLE FOR THE ENGLISH BIBLE

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THE first English translations of the Bible were banned. The first printed copies of the New Testament in English had to be printed in Germany and smuggled into England in bales of cotton. The Bible translator responsible for this was burned at the stake for the crime of translating the Scriptures into English. We are…

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