AGAINST HUMANISM

Humanism has been defined as, “a rationalist outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters.” This has been the tool used by proponents of the new world order whose goal is said to be unifying the world under one government. The Illuminati, Free Masons, Skull and Bones, Communists, Nazis and all other secular cults fall under this philosophy.

It is such a tragedy that religion is already succumbing to this illusory doctrine in the form of ecumenical efforts by the major religious leaders to unite under “one God”. I also find it telling that most of these religious leaders always send at least one of themselves to Antarctica before or after any major ecumenical meeting. It appears all these religious leaders seem to be reporting to some unknown power-brokers in that mysterious continent. The epitome of this sacrilege is the construction of the Third Temple of Jerusalem where three religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) will worship “the same God” in harmony. Training of  “unified priests” drawn from these three religions is already at an advanced stage and it is now undeniable that this blasphemous plan will indeed be completed very soon.

Politics has also been infiltrated with dangerous ideas such political correctness. I have never been in support of this ethical precept. It is tantamount to self-censorship. It is an attempt to gag the truth in favour of “protecting people’s feelings”. The question I am always asking is, who decides what is correct and what is wrong? The simple answer is that those who are scheming for a new world order have elevated themselves to a place where only God should be. That is the open secret which only a few people are brave enough to speak out. It thus becomes obvious that whoever will lead the Third Temple will be a convincing candidate for the title Anti-Christ. This man will also lead the new world government and instill false peace for only a season before the real Christ returns.

Humanism, the new world order, political correctness and the ecumenical movement are all blasphemous. All these are an effort to wipe out Jesus Christ from the pages of history and the hearts of the believers. The brutal truth is that there is only one way to reach and worship God; that is Jesus Christ. He proclaimed it very clearly in John 14:6 where he said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” The truth of the matter is that all these efforts are an attempt to usurp the throne from Jesus Christ, the King of kings, whom they all know is real and very much still alive. This semblance of peace which humanism proposes is clearly contrary to Biblical teachings. In Matthew 10:34-39 Jesus specified what His role is here on earth. It is not to give false peace but to divide and gather a remnant of His Eternal Kingdom.

It is exactly because of this new wave of humanism that I continue to advocate for adopting the Holy Bible as the new Constitution. This simple act will deter all this unity farce and protect our citizens from the offences which we were told must come in Luke 17:1. As Christians we should resist with all our might this new world order and endure to the end when God (the one and only True God) will “avenge speedily” in Luke 18:7-8.

 

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ON FEAR

Fear is a sin. The devil and his minions feed off fear; it is their form of worship. When one exhibits and succumbs to fear it may very well be demons praising their master. What eludes the gentle Christian is that Jesus Christ gave a commandment in  John 14:27 when He said “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” He also gave the commandment in Isaiah 35:4 when He said, “Be strong, do not fear.” Worry is also a sin. We are commanded in Matthew 6:25-34 not to worry and yet not only do we see people worrying but they also add to it fear.

This explains why dictators enjoy using fear to govern their downtrodden citizens. This sadistic tendency can only come from the devil resident in their hearts. We have also seen this in Zimbabwe where our dictator feeds on fear through draconian laws and the unreserved use of violence. It is tragic to note that ZANU-PF has used this devilish strategy ever since its inception and has not shown any willingness to digress from the hellish path. Many have been killed, maimed, tortured and silenced for the sole reason of saying the truth. All this has been swept under the rug and justice has never had a place in a ZANU-PF governed society.

Fear is also what terrorism is based on. This again explains why there has always been perpetual fear in Zimbabwe; ZANU-PF was formed by and operates like a group of terrorists. I guess this is also why Zimbabweans living abroad are less fearful of acts of terrorism by Islamic extremists as compared to their new citizenry. It is because we have already been hardwired to fear the unexpected. Gukurahundi, Operation Murambatsvina, Hondo yeminda, 2008 elections violence and Operation Restore Order are all different names of the same thing; acts of instilling fear. Likewise freedom of expression and freedom of assembly continue to be blotted out from the pages of Zimbabwe’s history.

Fear is crippling and numbing. It drives out hope from the hearts of the desperate and worrisome. It is draining. This is the concept of war; to instil fear and  loss of hope in the enemy. Under an oppressive regime the enemy is invariably the people. What then are the people to do? I have already given the solution; do not fear and do not worry. One great African statesman, Nelson Mandela, once said, “I learnt that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he conquers that fear.” Fear can only be defeated by the truth and again this is the reason why oppressors hate the truth. I find it interesting to note how African dictators completely loathed the man quoted above. Mugabe is no exception. He has always made attempts to downplay Madiba’s legacy through insults and outright arrogance.

It is impossible to conquer fear alone. Jesus Christ already gave a Helper to his followers; the Holy Spirit. On the other hand democracy has also given assistance in the form of the vote. What this then means is that fear of an oppressive regime can only be conquered by unity. Not just unity but unity of purpose.

THE LETHAL DOSE OF IGNORANCE

“Nothing in this world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” so said the great Martin Luther King Jr. History is replete with validation of this bitter truth. Giving an old man who probably does not know how a computer works the reigns to a new and highly technical ministry is only one such example. Likewise, handing over the keys of the nation’s coffers to a man who does not know how to add up traffic spot fines is another apt illustration.

Ignorance in itself stems from pride. Even our Lord said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” in Hosea 4:6 and “He shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up and it shall be brought low” in Isaiah 2:12. It then becomes a tragedy when we find a nation run by a man full of pride which he wields sincerely with ‘conscientious stupidity.’ Contemporary parallels can be drawn with North Korea where an ignorant people led by a proud despot sit on the brink of total destruction at the hands of another arrogant and ignorant emperor. In all cases it is the led who suffer most and Zimbabwe is no exception.

It is the habit of failed leaders to make grand gestures whose aim is always to divert the people’s attention from the reality than darkens the daily living of the ordinary citizen. It is of utmost importance that the citizen remains wary of illusory power plays that do not favour the fulfilment of their immediate needs as stipulated in their Constitution. Logic then dictates that any political move that runs contrary to the aims of the Constitution (those of prosperity and integrity) should be queried if not countered. By far the biggest shortcoming of the government of Zimbabwe, the Government being any incumbent cabinet since the ESAP era, is clearly the economy.

It goes without saying that the biggest concern for any State not actively involved in a war HAS to be the economy. In Zimbabwe this concern has been elevated to astronomical levels commensurate with the inflation rate that continues to rise despite almost all actions taken by the government since the 1990s. The question we have to ask ourselves is, ‘why the persistent failure?’. If a mathematical approach, borrowing from Actuarial Science, were to be employed to answer this fundamental question it can be deduced that there is only one constant factor in the fateful equation; the leader of the cabinet himself.

What makes the current government changes lethal is in their timing and motive. The purges and shifts come at a time when any sort of action or words are automatically interpreted as political rather than pragmatic. Zimbabwe history has a very clear trend in which the pre-election period is characterized by sensationalism and political expediency at the detriment of the effects the impulsive decisions have in the post-election period. I find it ironic that the same man who made the radical decision of sweeping away all debts owed to the municipalities (as Local Government Minister) at the eve of the last election has been made the head of a department that is of equal temporal concern at the eve of the upcoming elections. What if he makes another radical decision on the economy that will will please us now but will cost us dearly after the election just as we saw how devastating his last grand gesture has been on our town councils even up to now?

ON FALSE PROPHETS

Ever since the physical departure of Jesus Christ many false prophets have cropped up all over the world and Zimbabwe has not be exempted from this tragedy. I find it odd that people continue to be duped by these false prophets even in this age when the Holy Scriptures are readily available to any believer in search of the Truth.

Why do we continue to have people being led astray when the Word of God itself told us how to discern whether a purported ‘man or woman of God’ is true or not. It is extremely easy to detect a false teacher or prophet. All one has to do is to read the Bible for themselves and tally the deeds and words of the said prophet with the teachings, verbatim, of the Holy Scriptures. Jesus Christ in Matthew 7:15 said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”. What makes their inner person evil is simply the love of money and fame.

In Matthew 7:16 He continues by giving us a crucial clue on how to detect false prophets, “You will know them by their fruits.” In this age of advanced technology and communication there exists a florid repertoire of visual and audio evidence of the bad ‘fruits’ mentioned above. The most commonly used deception is that of dubious miracles than have no Biblical backing. It is imperative for the alert Christian to recall the Lord’s teaching in Matthew 24:24, “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”. Even prophecies can derive from the kingdom of darkness.

The Holy Scriptures also teach us how to discern between the false from the true in Deuteronomy 13:1-3, “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’ – which you have not known- ‘and let us serve them.’ You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” The god the modern false prophets want to lead their unsuspecting sheep to is the god of money. Their basis in Malachi 3:8-10 and Haggai 2:8 is washed away in Acts 3:6 where Peter, the rock on which Jesus built His church, said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.”

The only way one is to rescue themselves from these ‘ravenous wolves’ is by going straight to the source of all Truth, the Word of God. On top of this we are to identify and follow only those men/women of God who fulfill Malachi 2:7 where the Lord said, “For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, And people should seek the law from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.”

ON FAITH AND HOPE

The Holy Scriptures define faith as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” in Hebrews 11:1. This definition casts away the common error of viewing faith as equivalent to hope. The two are related but not the same. Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology defines hope as, “To trust in, wait for, look for, or desire something or someone; or to expect something beneficial in the future”. When these two definitions are viewed in juxtaposition is becomes clear or at least apparent that hope has a certain end-point which can only be reached through the process of faith.

The situation we have in Zimbabwe is that of abundant hope with just a little faith. Zimbabweans yearn for a “better future” but they have lost their faith. The simple reason for this is that their hope is too vague and their faith is misplaced and disparate. They have placed their faith in political parties and those few individuals who have taken the toil of making themselves known. It eludes the thinking of many that popularity cannot be equaled to competence in the absence of unity of purpose. What we have seen is a nation with a single hope but with multiple channels of faith most of which is unsubstantiated by pragmatism. It would be worthwhile for the reader to revert to the definition of faith and take note of the simple fact that as long as faith is placed in anything or anyone other than God it will never amount to much.

Human beings are by nature vacillating in their objectives and actions. God is by nature infallible and consistent. These two disparities should advise how and where a group of people with a seemingly similar hope should position their faith. It goes without saying that the greater majority of Zimbabweans have chosen to place their faith in opposition political parties and personalities without factoring in the deficits of human nature. Perhaps this explains why the nation never seems to get anywhere. They unknowingly try to replace a flawed system with another flawed system without stopping to consider why all systems never seem to deliver the desired results. It is simply because they are placing their faith and hope in human beings and not God.

This brings in subject of democracy and its merits. An argument can be formulated to the effect that placing faith in selected leaders through the process of voting is what defines democracy. To this I am compelled to ask, which parameters are we using to select these leaders? That is where the refutation of democracy lies. Democracy in itself is an incomplete and flawed system. Do people really know what they want? It appears that is the key issue in Zimbabwe’s democracy; they never seem to agree on anything. Democracy in Zimbabwe is more inclined to “what you win is what you get” rather than “winner takes all”. The former approach breeds division while the latter nurtures unity. A very apt and recent example is the voter registration process where the opposition strongholds are getting less attention than the ruling party’s territories. This has become a pattern which in turn has further fomented division at the expense of progress.

What Zimbabweans need to do is clearly define their hope which I suggest should be peace, freedom and prosperity rather than the current hope for just change without paying attention to progress. Once their faith is channeled vertically towards the heavens horizontal distribution of faith (trusting fellow human beings) becomes a natural process that stands guided by an omniscient authority.

ON DOGMA

Dogma is the greatest threat to our species’ survival on this planet. Have we not learnt from our own history? All the major wars that have resulted in near-extinction of certain subsets of our human race have been triggered and fueled by differences in ideology. The Crusaders, ISIS, Islamic State, Nazis, Communists and Capitalists are only a sample of the endless list of ideologies that have driven all our great wars.

It is unfortunate that our very own Zimbabwe has not been spared from this perdition. What we have created for ourselves is a movement of socialists, communists and tribalists in the form of ZANU-PF. It is high time Zimbabweans start looking at history as is not as was. History still has it on record that ZANU-PF was created by the people; these people being the black Rhodesians. Just this one fact reveals just how powerful the people have if they stand united behind an ideal. This is where the problem started. Since the death of Nehanda Nyakasikana this country has never been as united as it was during the second chimurenga. The multiple opposition parties that have cropped up since the word “politics” was introduced into our language have all been offspring of ZANU-PF. Even Morgan Tsvangirai was a ZANU-PF activist as one point. He said it himself in his autobiography, At The Deep End.

Logic then follows that if the people of Zimbabwe are to have a real change, which they purport to want but are not willing to work for, they should do the same thing that ZANU-PF did i.e. unite as the entire nation for a single purpose. It is this realisation that has recently compelled our opposition parties to sit down and work out a plan. This is where they begin but it is where I end. I believe the dream of a “grand coalition” is the only way out but I have a problem with its implementation just as much as I agree to the necessity of taking back our land but abhor the way it was carried out. It is scientifically, specifically mathematically, impossible for the formula being applied to yield the desired fruit.

If a group of people decide to achieve a common goal but they choose to start from the point of division and work their way up to unity then that process will most definitely collapse as it will be moving against gravity. Newton taught us that if you want to move something it is easier and wiser to move it downward than to push it up. The biggest hindrance to a unified opposition alliance is that they do not have a common goal. There are two main subliminal factions in the opposition space. There is one group which wants change of government and there is the other group which wants change of governance. In other words one group wants power and the other wants progress. This dichotomy is just as lethal as that which persists in ZANU-PF where things are much clearer. What this then means is that true change, the change that we need and not necessarily what we want, is a total revolution of ushering in a new way of thinking.

Even our collective Head of State Jesus Christ said “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” in Mark 3:24. It is actually easy for Zimbabwe to be united as a nation at this current point in history. We already have something we agree on yet we continue to create artificial and outright unnecessary divisions based on dogma. Research has clearly and consistently proven that almost 85% of Zimbabweans are Christians. Being a Christian means one believes in the teachings of the Bible and specifically means one who “is like Christ” to put it literally. Why then are we having divisions if we already have a common ideology that history has proven is the only real ideology every human being should follow and be governed by. Why not pick the tried and tested formula and put aside all these vain differences?

It is certainly not an impossible task as was said in Matthew 19:26. It is actually the easiest and most straightforward solution. Did He not say, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven” in Matthew 18:19? It only takes two people to change this nation now imagine if there are millions or even just thousands praying for this specific change. The writing’s on the wall.

ON IDEAS

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the great 32nd American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, once said “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people.”

I must point out that Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was also a notable politician, human rights activist and diplomat in her own right. Similarities between her and our own First Lady can be drawn if threaded carefully. Eleanor was the longest-serving First Lady as her husband, affectionately known as FDR, occupied the White House for a still unprecedented four terms which was necessitated by the US’  participation in the Second World War. This is where the similarities start and end; the long stay in power of both their husbands. We all know our First Lady is a terrible politician, human rights offender and most definitely not a diplomat.

I have taken it upon myself to study the constitutions and policy proposals of quite a number of opposition political parties in Zimbabwe (which number up to about 50) and I have been thoroughly impressed by some of the ideas I have seen and heard. What worries me is the inconsistency and unsatisfactory feasibility of actually implementing those good ideas. ZANU-PF have created an environment that is retrogressive and intolerant of any noble ideas which do not involve corruption or nepotism. They have also proven to be incompetent when it comes to implementing their own good ideas. Command Agriculture is a good example. The idea is progressive but has been countered by their own party leaders, most notably by the infamous humpty-dumpty propagandist, who have shown disdain at a good idea that has actually produced commendable results.

What Zimbabwe needs is a radical shift in its mindset from classifying ideas by party origin to looking into new and progressive ideas based on merit and feasibility. It certainly is counter-productive for political parties to keep their good ideas tucked away in their closets without offering them to the public for scrutiny and validation. On the other hand I am forced to admit that this sharing of ideas might be a futile attempt considering the obstinacy that guides ZANU-PF’s operations. It goes without saying that the perils that our nation continues to face are a direct result of President Mugabe’s arrogance and narrow-mindedness. His attitude of being a know-it-all has gotten us nowhere and it is exactly this attitude that makes him a dictator.

As always the Holy Scriptures offers guidance on how to properly and effectively harness the power of ideas or creativity. When the Lord revealed his Omnipotence to Job in Job 38 he started off by saying, “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?”. This sums up the question we have to ask ZANU-PF; who are you to rule us without knowledge?

I have identified the main problem with Zimbabwe. It is lack of constitutionalism. The government does not fear or even respect the Constitution just as much as the majority of all political parties do not follow their own constitutions. Both ZANU-PF and the MDC have shown disregard for their own constitutions. The second problem, closely linked to the main problem, is the rapid proliferation of ideological demarcations in the form of disparate political parties. What we need is a radical idea and I propose one here. How about we abolish all political parties and come up with the only ONE constitution that everyone fears and respects. A constitution that cannot be amended or abused.

In short I propose that we hold a referendum to place the Holy Bible as our constitution. It will solve ALL of our problems in one clean swipe.

 

ON A MISSION

The secret to happiness and success in life is knowing who you are and why you are here. The key to peace is having a clear chain of command in your life. Humility comes in acknowledging that you have to take orders from someone for guidance in navigating this mystic jungle called life. Who is your Master? Who do you answer to? Whose orders do you follow? These are the questions, if answered truthfully, that will reveal who you really are and why you are here.

The rhetoric of the ruling elite and elitists in my country is narrowly focused on the attainment and wielding of power and nothing more. Even their propagandist music reeks of worship and pride in politicians who have been buoyed to their positions by invitation of the chief master who has placed himself as a god who is immortal and infallible. What eludes these idol worshippers (ZANU-PF) is the fact that they are the ones who have the power and not Mugabe and his cabal of corrupt and incompetent puppets. They need to look back at the history of their party and not of the nation if they are to understand themselves as a ruling institution.

The man they so adore and fear was actually appointed into his position by the founding members of the party who decided to recruit him for his oratory skills and nothing more. Have they not noticed that all the positions he has held in the party have more to do with preaching and crowd pulling rather substance and policy? If Mugabe had been given the treasury post of the party upon invitation, which I must say was fully feasible since he had degrees in that field, his competence would have been long revealed and he would never have risen to the zenith of power.

He was appointed by only a few of the founders of the party who then forced him upon the party members in Mozambique where he had been assisted to cross into by Chief Rekai Tangwena. This rhetoric of his that he was put in power by the people is now stale. He has been using the same tactic ever since he arrived in Mozambique and has consistently disposed of anyone who proved to a serious contender to the throne which he has gotten too comfortable in. I found it revealing that the President opened up to his SADC counterparts some two years back in South Africa, that every time he comes to the end of each term he starts to reflect back on what he had accomplished and always finds huge gaps and deficits which he pushes on to the next term. It shows that all he cares about is his legacy and not progress of the nation.

I am quite certain that the president is now, once again as is customary at the end of each term, asking himself the questions stated above. Who am I going to be remembered as? What was my mission? Why was I put here? I am also quite certain that the president is not satisfied with the answers to his questions. If he were to depart today he knows his legacy will be, “The man who destroyed a prosperous nation”. He should have listened when Julius Nyerere and Kenneth Kaunda cautioned him not to plunder the “jewel and breadbasket of Africa”. President Mugabe has failed. He has simply failed.

 

ON ARROGANCE

The shortest route to the bottom is down the seemingly exhilarating nail-biting precipitous downward spiral-corridor of arrogance. It forms only one of the triad of the dark kingdom’s gospel; pride of life (arrogance), lust of the eyes and lust of the flesh.

Arrogance sets in when humility gives way to the blind whims of power whose true source the beholder chooses to forsake. All power has one eternal source, the Creator of Life. When one starts to attribute their own power to themselves and not to the real source then what follows is a fast descent into the abyss where there is no light. We often see this in men of God who eventually deny having had their power thrust on them by God but instead start to preach that they “earned” their power. This deception also holds true in politics.

The Holy Bible is replete with stories of greater rulers or kings who fell away from the grace of God but still chose to rule nonetheless. King Saul is a very good example. God distanced Himself from Saul and instead anointed another king in his place even when the incumbent was still alive and still on the throne. Out of arrogance Saul decided to continue ruling even without the power of God behind him. What followed was a spectacular fall which was, as always is the case when this happens, extremely humiliating.

What evades the reasoning of politicians, especially despots, is that when God turns His back on you power automatically gets switched off and what remains is just the remnants of your former self. Power is not signing papers and giving orders. Power cannot be quantified by how many years you have had it or by the number of contenders you have disposed of. It is certainly not quantified by how many people shower praises upon you. I wish to point out that the act of showering praises on someone is equivalent to worshiping them. We have had a front-row view of this spectacle in Zimbabwe where we have seen ZANU-PF cadres tripping over themselves to worship (through blasphemy) their king Nebuchadnezzar.

How then do we know where the true power lies in our society? The answer is very simple and it also takes humility to accept it. All we have to do is identify those in our society who hear directly from God (the prophets of the land) and ask them what God is saying about the land. We have seen this repeatedly happening in the Bible and we have recently also seen it re-emerging in the USA where President Trump has reverted to the principles of the American Founding Fathers who always had spiritual counsel close to them. It is extremely unfortunate that our king, President Mugabe, has decided to shun this noble route. If he were to consult his spiritual advisers or the true prophets of the lands he would most certainly be told that there is a real reason why there is no contention to the throne. It is not because of the people because it was not the people who put him where he is. It is because God has been allowing him to stay where he is. That is the question he should be asking God not people.

 

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