“I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for …all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2


“If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Expose Evil

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11

Improve the Community

“…see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem is in ruins and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and we will no longer be in disgrace.” Nehemiah 2:1

Seek Justice

“…Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice…” Isaiah 1:16-17

Oppose Ungodly Rulers

“…You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.” Daniel 5:27

Uphold Christian Standards

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Matthew 5:13

Disciple the Nations

“…make disciples of all nations… teaching them to obey everything I have commanded…” Matthew 28:19-20

Select God-fearing Leaders

“But select capable men from all the people, men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain and appoint them as officials…” Exodus 18:21


We Want God to Bless our Nation

Therefore we want a civil government which:

  1. Recognises God as the highest source of authority.
  2. Applies Biblical principles as the foundation for all law.
  3. Is committed to upholding the right to life of the innocent, including preborn babies.
  4. Shows love and concern for our neighbours by upholding human dignity and moral standards.
  5. Protects people from the exploitation and abuse of pornography.
  6. Effectively deters crime by prompt and appropriate punishment of criminals.
  7. Respects parental responsibility for the education of their children and therefore parental authority over schools, teachers and textbooks.

Foundational Principles which God blesses. This is what we should stand for:


  1. The Bible as the revealed Word of God perfect and complete, inspired and inerrant.
  2. The Deity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ “God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God; begotten not made, of one substance with the Father. Through Him all things were made.” (from The Nicean Creed).
  3. Salvation by the Grace of God alone, based upon the blood Atonement of Christ's death upon the Cross of Calvary received by Faith.
  4. Religious Freedom.
  5. The Right to Life of Preborn Babies.
  6. The Right to Decency.
  7. The Right to Protection from the exploitation and abuse of pornography.
  8. Christian Responsibility to be “salt and light” in society, to honour God and to love our neighbours.
  9. The Lordship of Christ in all areas of life. “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me.” Matthew 28:18
  10. The fulfilment of Christ's Great Commission to “…make disciples of all nations… teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19

“To the Law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this Word, they have no light of dawn... For unto us a child is born, to us a Son is given and the Government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign over His Kingdom, establishing it with justice and righteousness...Isaiah 8:20; 9:6-7


Dr. Peter Hammond

Gospel Defence League

P.O. Box 36129

Glosderry 7702

Cape Town South Africa

Tel: 021-689-4480

Fax: 086-494-8070

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The above article is adapted from a chapter from the Biblical Principles for Africa book, which can be purchased from: Christian Liberty Books, PO Box 358, Howard Place 7450, Cape Town, South Africa, Tel: 021-689-7478, Fax: 086-551-7490, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Website:

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