Ask Mahlatse Mashua (September 10-14, 2018)

Hi friends,

@Mahlatse_Mashua is available to answer your questions! My brother is from the warm land of South Africa, though I much prefer visiting in the summer than the winter! I understand his beautiful country is starting to pop into the spring season. My love for his region of the world aside (my wife is from Lesotho), it is a true privilege to feature this opportunity for us to engage with a passionate evangelist and experienced apologist.

Please ask your heartfelt apologetic and evangelistic questions. It will be a blessing to you and to everyone who else who follows along with the conversation. I look forward to learning myself!

Carson

EDIT: Each Q&A with Mahlatse Mashua is now in its own topic in order to make finding these resources easier.

Mahlatse Mashua’s bio:

Mahlatse Mashua is currently the Director of RZIM in Africa and a member of the organization’s global speaking team.

He studied biochemistry at the University of KwaZulu Natal before serving as a pastor and elder at Every Nation Church Durban where he was also involved with training the congregation in evangelism and discipleship.

He later studied at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is passionate about exploring the conversation about faith and culture, through surveying how people answer the big questions of life. As an itinerant speaker, he enjoys giving talks on several themes including the interface between Christian apologetics, justice, conflict resolution, and race relations.

Mahlatse is married to Lusanda and they live in Cape Town with their three beautiful girls.

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Hi. In today’s divided world in terms on identity and what have you, i wonder in the heaven and the new world to come with Christ as the head, will people still disagree on issues? Would people still have their own opinions? Even in the Christian faith people disagree on issues so I guess I want to know if I’m the perfect world we r all going to have the same ideas and agree on everything

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Hi there @Mahlatse_Mashua

I was wondering how, as a South African, we should navigate through the Land expropriation debate when it is such a sensitive issue? Also, what is the wisest thing for us to do? Is this not a Marxist, socialist policy that might deeply affect my future family? I don’t want to fear anything, and I want to walk in our Lord’s peace. However, I’d be lying if I said this issue doesn’t shake me.

Kind regards and looking forward to your response.
Christopher

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I will be very interested in this in the light of Heb 10:34 For you sympathized with the prisoners and cheerfully submitted to the violent seizure of your property because you know that you have a better and more permanent possession. [ISV]

Bill

Hi @Mahlatse_Mashua,

While it is not limited to the United States, race is one of the more divisive issues (although almost any politicized issue has become divisive now). So far, Lance Lewis is the most insightful speaker I’ve heard on the topic. What similar resources do you recommend for believers on different “sides” of the divide to help them understand each other’s viewpoint better? How does one have a constructive dialogue on the issues? I see we try to avoid the particulars of politics here (and I’m sure for good reason) but the politics become moral matters for people, specifically in terms of real life application of one’s Christian morality. One group sees a particular movement as a mostly cynical red herring attempt to avoid the real issues, and the opposing group sees that response as yet more proof of the “enemy’s” obstinate contempt and lack of compassion. How do believers with such radically different opinions believe the best about each other and learn from each other?
Thanks,
Joel

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