(In the covering letter which went out with the revised edition of the article entitled Faith Like Potatoes, or Biblical Faith? the following was stated: “I did not see the movie. I have read the book on which the movie was based. There is no need to see it. One does not need to visit a nightclub, or for that matter a false church, to know what goes on there, if one has read what others, who have been there, have revealed about it. This I have done. The movie has been extensively reviewed in newspapers and magazines.”
The implied message of this letter is that, if we see the movie and listen to his teachings, we surely cannot fail to be impressed with both, and embrace them wholeheartedly. It seems inconceivable to this man, and to others, that anyone could possibly remain opposed to the movie or the doctrine of the main character if one does so.
The verse he quotes at the beginning is so typical of men in his position: they love to point to that verse and say piously, “Judge not!” Yet he and others like him cannot see that the Lord commands proper judgment (e.g. Jn. 7:24; 1 Cor. 6:1-5). We judge all the time, and so we must; but not with rash or hypocritical judgment, which is what is being condemned in Lk. 6. This man is a Methodist minister; serving a denomination which belongs to the diabolical South African Council of Churches, itself connected to the World Council of Churches; has supported terrorism and the Marxist revolution against South Africa; promoted the satanic doctrine of “liberation theology”; appointed women to the “ministry”; and a whole host of other things. But he is in a froth over our exposure of this movie! This dear man should be far more concerned over the state of his denomination, and of his own soul, than our judgment of this movie. If he and his fellow-“ministers” would but exercise biblical judgment, the Lord opening their eyes, they would depart from the Methodist institution and others like it. He is concerned over the “division” within what he terms “the church”; but the Lord Jesus said, “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division” (Lk. 12:51). There is an eternal division between the saved and the lost, the sheep and the goats. – Shaun Willcock).
I was wondering if Mr. Willcock would be able to answer some questions, on the record. I am curious about how Bible Based Ministries operates and the inspiration for Mr. Willcock’s preachings. I have read many of his online lectures and know many people that do, especially ex-pats from Zimbabwe/Rhodesia. I am a freelance journalist and photographer looking to gain greater insight into your work here and abroad.
I have approached a number of magazines about running a profile on you and your work here. It seems that they are not interested, though I do appreciate your willingness to speak with me. I would like to know though, on a personal level, are you aware that your preachings are hurting our tourism industry in your region? The same industry is the most likely to alleviate the poverty that is the cause of most of the trouble…