Wayne Thring, ACDP Deputy President
The statements made by Julius Malema, with reference to Jesus, at the EFF birthday celebration, over the weekend, cannot go unchallenged. Malema made the following comments, “The EFF is the second coming of Jesus, marking the end of the ANC.” He further went on to say, “Say goodbye ANC, Jesus has arrived five years ago – that Jesus is the EFF.
These statements are blasphemous and insulting to Christians. Malema has no respect for our Saviour, Christ Jesus, as he continues to use His name in vain, as he did over our Passover/Easter period. One wonders whether this is done because Christians are tolerant and in the main, non-violent. Though this be the case, our meekness must never be interpreted as weakness.
The EFF can never, and will never, be Jesus. Malema is obviously clueless as to who Christ Jesus is, and what our Messiah represents. Jesus represents peace, while the EFF is disruptive, pushing our nation towards anarchy. Jesus is a Reconciler, calling for us to be ministers of reconciliation, while the bunch that Malema leads calls for retribution, which polarizes our people. Jesus came for the whosoever of all people groups, while Malema is on record for his disparaging and threatening remarks to members of the White and Indian communities, in particular.
It is therefore obvious, that the EFF is not our Christ, in fact they are the “anti”, the opposite of who Jesus is. Malema owes Christians an apology. If he does not apologize, and I suspect he won’t, then I call on all Christians to punish him and the EFF at the polls.