OVER 22 YEARS of SALT and LIGHT RADIO BROADCASTS

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For over 22 years, Africa Christian Action's Salt and Light radio programme has been broadcast every Tuesday night on Radio Tygerberg 104FM in Cape Town. We are informed that this makes Salt and Light the longest running Christian community radio programme in South Africa.

 

Secular State

1995 was a momentous year. The Constitutional Assembly was proposing that South Africa be a secular state, with a constitution which would not only entrench the legalisation of abortion, pornography, prostitution and perversion, but also would outlaw the use of any government building, including town halls, school classrooms and halls, for church services!

 

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Rev. Soon Zevenster and I worked together on mobilising the Christian Voice march, in which tens-of-thousands of Capetonians marched to parliament, 30 May 1995, to protest the planned paganisation of the nation. Our banners proclaimed: “Grondwet op God se Wet” (Constitution upon God's Law) and “Back to the Bible.”

Launch of Radio Tygerberg

Shortly after that, August 1995, Rev. Zevenster launched Radio Tygerberg. Africa Christian Action had the privilege of being part of this dynamic ministry from the beginning. We were the first English speaking radio programme on Radio Tygerberg.

Inform, Inspire, Involve

Dealing on a weekly basis with pro-life, pro-family, moral issues and current affairs, Salt and Light played a key role in mobilising opposition to the Telkom-087-dial-a-porn, which listeners protested against so effectively that it was cancelled almost as soon as it had been launched. Then we launched protest actions against the Bellville Arts Association's blasphemous and pornographic display, incorporating a Bible, at the Bellville Library. As we opened the phone lines that night and called residents of Bellville to action, even the Town Clerk phoned in and expressed his outrage at the Bellville Arts Association and his determination to deal with the matter decisively the very next day. This he did. The exhibit was closed down, the Bellville Arts Association was forbidden to abuse any Bellville civic buildings and public apologies were issued by the Bellville municipality.

Defending Religious Freedom

In 1998, when the ANC attempted to compel all community radio stations to be inter-faith, incorporating every religion and worldview, we mobilised over 10,000 Capetonians to march to parliament to protest this outrageous attempt to infringe on religious freedom and close down Christian community radio stations. This co-ordinated action was effective and religious freedom on the airwaves was entrenched.

Protecting Freedom in Education

In 1999, there was another battle concerning state attempts to restrict religious freedom in education. These threats to Christian schools and Homeschooling were decisively confronted by Salt and Light and the resultant marches to parliament and delegations to the Ministry of Education had the desired effect of compelling government officials to recognise that parental rights and freedom of religion, freedom of thought, freedom of conscience and freedom of association, are not negotiable. Salt and Light has played a key role in promoting Christian education, independent schools and homeschooling.

Combating Interfaith Deception

During the Parliament of World Religions, in December 1999, Salt and Light warned of the dangers of the New World Order globalism promoting a one world religion. Vigorous outreaches were mobilised to delegates of the Parliament of World Religions and those participating in inter-faith events.

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Salt and Light has opposed deforestation, canned lion hunting and rhino poaching and promoted conservation and stewardship of God's Creation.

Cape Town 2010 Missions Conference

When the largest Missions Conference in history was held in Cape Town, October 2010, with over 4,200 delegates, from 198 countries in the world, we were fully involved and interviewing participants, exposing Red China's cyber war to shut down the simultaneous broadcasting of Cape Town 2010 throughout the world, by millions of hostile hits, which collapsed the Cape Town International Conference Centre telecommunications system. In 2013, we marked the Livingstone 200 events.

International Guests

Over the years we have hosted a wide variety of guests on Salt and Light, including authors, scientists, pastors, Missionaries, teachers, chaplains, teachers, Evangelists, film makers, elected officials, home makers, medical professionals, conservationists, artists, professors, farmers and many more. Guests have come from as far afield as Australia and America, New Zealand and Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Ghana and Germany, England and Egypt, Canada and the Congo, Mozambique and Malawi, Poland and Pakistan, Sudan and from all over South Africa. Some of our prominent international guests have included Missionary leader, George Verwer of Operation Mobilisation, Patrick Johnstone of  Operation World and Prime Minister Ian Smith of Rhodesia, filmmaker Frans Cronje, Professor Peter Beyerhaus from Germany, Professor Krabbendam from the Netherlands and John Boyd, President of Missionary Aviation Fellowship International.

Understanding the Times

Salt and Light has tackled education, entertainment, Evangelism, Missions, the Persecuted church, current issues and history from a Biblical perspective. Salt and Light aims to inform, inspire and involve Christians in making a positive difference, applying the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.

Educate, Empower, Enlist

There are those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who have no idea what happened! Salt and Light aims to educate, empower and enlist listeners into making a positive difference, applying the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life. "You are the salt of the earth… you are the light of the world… in the same way let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven." Matthew 5:13-16

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Salt and Light has played an active role in promoting Christian education, mobilising pro-life rallies, Sanctity Life Sunday, Evangelistic outreaches, Way of the Master, Evangelism Explosion, Answers in Genesis, prayer and action for the persecuted, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted, alerting listeners to threats to religious freedom, campaigns to remove pornography from family stores, to oppose state attempts to close Christian radio stations and infringe on independent Christian schools, and much more. "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:11

The End of an Era

This Tuesday, 30 January, will be our last broadcast on Tuesday night. As of February, 5th, Salt and Light is being moved to 10pm on Monday night. If you live in Cape Town, you can tune in to Tygerberg 104FM, tonight, Tuesday, 9pm, or you can listen online at www.104FM.org.za through live streaming worldwide.

Free Book Offer

Five people who write into This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with testimonies of how you have been blessed and practically helped by Salt and Light programmes, will receive a free copy of our new book! The Ten Commandments – God's Perfect Law of Liberty (also available in Afrikaans – Die Tien Gebooie – God se Volmaakte Wet van Vryheid).

Salt and Light Audio MP3s

Six volumes of Salt and Light audio MP3s are available of timeless programmes broadcast. These boxsets can be ordered 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: www.christianlibertybooks.co.za.

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You can listen to previous programmes of Salt and Light on our Soundcloud archive.

From the Frontline

In response to those wanting us to maintain our Tuesday evening broadcast, we will be launching a new radio podcast: From the Frontline, starting 9pm Tuesday, 6 February. It can be accessed through the www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website.

"And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed." Joshua 23:14

Dr. Peter Hammond

Africa Christian Action
PO Box 23632
Claremont 7735
Cape Town South Africa
Tel: 021-689-4480
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