One can wonder why these two items (Salvation and SA Democratic Era) are correlated. Through intensive cogitation, it became evident that these dispatch factors compliment each other. The following facets depict that certainty.
Salvation is an act of being rescued from sin. Jesus Christ is the doyen of salvation and was remitted by God as His only Son to die for us on the cross. The New Testament entrusts us to Him and His Salvation Era. However, before the New Testament there was an Old Testament which denoted the Law of Moses where death was the bounty for sinners. Through God’s grace, bird and animal sacrifices had to be accomplished to oust people’s death. This had to be acted since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden.
People sinned unceasingly. Moreover, bird and animal bloodshed was abundant. In order to desist that incessant sacrifice, pure blood had to be shed once-off and that had to be done through our Lord Jesus Christ who was crucified. Pass-over doings in Egypt, where Israel slaughtered the lamb, is the origin of the True Pass-over which was demonstrated by our Saviour Jesus Christ on the cross – in that way He was the Real Lamb.
Sacrificial Pass-over in Egypt was momentous for Israelites when Moses led them out of the country. Later, Jesus Christ became the Hero of the relay agitation when He died for people on the cross. He preceded us from Mosaic Law to the Salvation Era. Same thing occurred to the Apartheid era leaders. For example, Honourable Oliver Tambo fought for us during Apartheid Era where death penalty was paramount. Copious people died there. Ultimately, Dr Nelson Mandela took South Africa to the Democratic Era.
Democratic Era is regarded as the period of government where people have got a right to vote for the government they want and to say how power should be used. South Africa embarked on that era since 27 April 1994. However, before South African Democracy there was an Apartheid period which encompassed Death Sentence in its package. People who escaped from that horrible sentence do not wish to see the country reverting to that period or practice anew.
Death sentence was not just brutal but it was also meaning the end of life to the accused. As soon as the judge granted death penalty, the accused started to melt and forget about his identity. Many people needed toilet even before the judge finished his judgement. The way to the cell was the walking distance but it was as if you were travelling in a twenty kilometre distance. The open area on the other side had other accused singing while others repenting instantly. It was very sad to hear the group of murderers singing where most of them it was the first time to praise or talk about God. Nobody had a choice but to do it straight away. This area was regarded as the waiting zone. Warder would come any time to choose accused who would be next to die.
There was no time where people would be used to that situation. When the warder came to take the next group to be hanged, everybody looked for the toilet again. The group of people were chosen to follow him. They were taken for test first to check if they had no infections. This was crucial because some healthy body organs were sold afterwards. In this way, they were given healthy food for the certain period of time to keep them healthy enough for the organs to be sold. Here, they would be taken one by one when it was time for being hanged.
The final warder came for the final appointment. It was then the time for being hanged. Upon the appearance of the warder, one accused was called to follow him. He would be granted meat without bones and R4,00 for buying nice things, to enjoy for the last time. Please take note that it was between 1980 and 1990. Ultimately, he would be taken to walk in a long terrifying tunnel for facing his death penalty. Across the tunnel, he would come to the hanging zone.
Once you reach the hanging zone, the rope with the loop would be put around your neck. Your face would be covered. The Pastor on your side would pray. As soon as he said:”Amen,” the button would be pressed. While your neck is cut for the head to remain on top, the bottom part would open for the body to drop onto the tray. Doctors would come for the body organs needed from the body.
Upon the release of Dr Nelson Mandela, some people escaped because he requested death sentence to be ceased while the negotiations were under way. Discourses brought us to the South African Democratic Era, after the 27th of April 1994, with Dr Nelson Mandela as our first South African Democratic President.
Our Lord Jesus Christ had to face death sentence, which is His Crucifixion, for our Salvation to be approved by God the Father. Every year, around April, Christians celebrate our Lord’s Pass-over. At the same time, in the same month (27 April), South Africans celebrate Freedom Day. This depicts that these two items (Salvation and South African Democratic Era) can be correlated and they compliment each other. However, for us to enjoy our Democratic Era we need to be saved. Are you saved?
Covid 19 is the plague which kills the whole world. No country in the world which enjoys its Democratic Era at the moment. Only Jesus Christ can save people from this epidemic. Salvation is an answer. The question is that are you saved?