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Sunday, 26 October 2014

June, Oscar and Reeva

- naked paganism on display.

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, has said her daughter never had sex with Oscar Pistorius as “she was scared to take the relationship to the next level”.
According to the Sunday Times, June Steenkamp made the statement in her memoirReeva: a Mother’s Story. In her book she says the couple had spent many nights together but had not had sexual relations. (NEWS24)

One may choose to revert to uncontrollable laughing in response ... on the other hand this is rather deplorable to the highest possible degree. The naked and ignorant paganism of June Steenkamp (and the thinly Christian veneered celebrity culture in South Africa) is worthy of a Jeremiah like lamentation : “Mine eyes do fail with tears, my heart is troubled; My liver is poured upon the earth, because of the destruction of the daughter of my people...” (The daughter mentioned here is off course not Reeva, but the destroyed city of Jerusalem and the punished people of Israel. The wrath of a holy God had come upon them!)

Back to June and her hollow remarks. Why should it be commented on at all? Its diagnostic of the rotten condition of popular Christianity amongst the high (and not so high) society in South Africa. This version of well to do religion, health and wealth gospel, imported from the US and driven by Word Faith prophets has found fertile ground in the confused minds of the rich and famous. (The sins of celebrities are apparently not consider sinful. South Africa is in shock because of the murder of a football hero, Senzo Meyiwa. Yes it is a tragedy, but isn't horrific that he as a married man was visiting his girlfriend?)  Those who for a variety of reasons like to display a kind of religiosity but at the same time worship the idols of their own lusts, regardless of what the Bible teaches concerning the things that God hates and condemns. It’s a man made religion, perfectly suited to our own sinful desires. That’s why a (click on) beauty queen may display her own body for the sexual gratification of lusting men and still claim to be a Christian, lead by the Bible!

What is June’s point of mentioning (the highly improbable) abstaining from sex? Does it matter at all? Why is an unmarried couple anyway in bed… what are their thoughts and desires? (Oscar was visiting pornographic sites...) Did they honour God through purity and obedience? Is June ignorant of the Biblical definition of immorality from the mouth of Jesus himself? “Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." (Mathew 5:27,28) Is she aware of God’s views concerning all types of immorality? “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties, envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21)

This popular type of pseudo Christianity is appalling. Nothing else than post modern paganism. We should think again about the content of the word “Christian” because it has become meaningless (and Christless). Is Julius Malema a Voortrekker? Is ISIS a charity organisation? Is the dodo to be declared an invasive species?

May June’s ignorance inspires us all to seek true knowledge, yes the Truth himself! May she herself, Oscar and many of those likeminded find the Saviour from sin, while there is still opportunity…

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