See No Evil: The South African Holocaust
By Jill Martin Rische
April 12, 2018
Note from Jan: It is grievous to report on a dark story but until the church becomes aware of this 21st-century holocaust, it is not likely to improve. My thanks to Jill Martin Rische for exposing it. I have been receiving personal updates from Pastor Gabriel Joubert in South Africa who airs "Understanding the Times" radio weekly. He says the program is a lifeline for them and they cling to the blessed hope. Please care about this tragedy and act as Jill Martin Rische has suggested below.)
Fox News ran coverage recently of the shocking events in South Africa. As an end time scenario, it was almost apocalyptic. Any land belonging to whites -- including Jews -- must be taken from them without compensation. Death is a weapon they won't rule out, with members of the racist African National Congress (ANC) government calling for the execution of anyone who is white.
At political rallies, they dance to songs of "death to whites" while jobs are given to blacks under the Black Economic Empowerment law and whites are forced into ghettos. Meanwhile, America forbids immigration and stands on the sidelines, sending $350 million a year to the ANC fascist government. This is South Africa today.
White Farmers Hunted
The frail and elderly, the young, the children -- it makes no difference. If you are a white farmer, an Afrikaner, you are fair game with virtually no police investigation if you're tortured or killed. A slumber party can end in attempted rapes and the death of a husband who tries to stop it, as one family recently found out. Simply caring for animals or crops is a life or death experience.
When thousands of all races peacefully protest these atrocities as they did in South Africa last year, the ANC government accuses them of inciting violence, and threatens "bloody" retaliation if they try it again. It is a holocaust in the making.
Even the fact that Afrikaners
rejected Apartheid in 1991 is simply too little too late for the ANC. In a recent interview with a member of the
Black First Land First (BLF), a political group best described as Black Lives Matter on steroids, a young black woman told South African farmers,
"We don't want you to feel pity for us, we are coming for you. We are coming to get everything that you own. It's ours."
But this is far more than a political battle,
it is fierce spiritual warfare. South Africa is reeling under the consequences of decades of false doctrine, atheism, and deep, ancient roots of witchcraft.
Dutch Christian Reformed and French Huguenot settlers poured their lives into founding this nation, but today many churches are doctrinally polluted by New Age practices, and the influence of pious pilgrims is long gone.
"For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened." (Rom 1:21)
The rise of evil and moral delusion, rooted in rebellion against God, has mushroomed again as it did in Hitler's time and we are seeing brutality on a scale most of us have never witnessed. God tells us that we should expect this when human hearts know the truth and deliberately turn away from it.
"And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done." (Rom 1:28) This is a dangerous place to be -- a place of rebellion where God hardens hearts and judges them.
See No Evil
In the days of Hitler, Europe witnessed the suffering of the Jews and closed its eyes.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt turned away Jewish refugees as "threats" to national security. One of the worst betrayals was in
1939, when the ship St. Louis
left Germany with
937 passengers, almost all of them Jewish. History tells us that more than a quarter of these refugees died in the Holocaust. Where was the church of Jesus Christ?
Decades later, many would wonder why so many Jews stayed in Europe.
Why did they let their shops, homes, and families be taken from them without a fight? The truth is that some stayed for patriotic reasons; some stayed because they had no money to leave; and some remained because there was nowhere to go.
This is what many white South Africans now face -- a world blind and deaf to the terror they experience every day, and not a single country who will rescue them. Only Israel offers help to Jewish families. Where is the church of Jesus Christ?
Are We Philadelphia?
Of all the churches mentioned in Revelation, Philadelphia is one of two who were not condemned.
"Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.I am coming soon." (Rev 3:10-11)
They endured trials and acted on their faith.
We live in the hope and joy that Jesus is coming back soon, and our instructions are the same as those to Philadelphia: occupy until His return. We are to go into the world and preach the gospel, feed the poor, help the oppressed, and love our neighbors as ourselves. As our world grows progressively darker, we are called to be the light --to be the salt that seasons and stings.
What Can We Do?
There are many living in South Africa who still love and trust God. He is a loving Father and we should plead with Him for their safety as Abraham did for Lot, while there are still ten righteous men.
The church must come together and help those who are targeted for persecution and death. We must rise up and become the church militant. There is much we can do:
1. Stand together and pray.
2. Donate to a support fund for South African families. Visit
for more info. (Note: This is not an Olive Tree Ministries' project so do not donate to Olive Tree as we cannot re-direct the funds.)
3. Support Wycliffe Bible Translators' missionaries who are risking their lives in South Africa to bring the Word of God to a very dark place. Partner with Gary and Ellie Sikma or any missionary of your choice: (wycliffe.org/partner/sikma)
4. Sign a White House petition requesting Immigration Priority for South African Refugees and an end to funding the ANC government. Find that here.
We can make a difference while we occupy this world. There is hope for the rescue and salvation of so many trapped in South Africa if we actively work to help them. In the words of an old Fanny Crosby hymn:
"Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save."
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Jill Martin Rische is the daughter of the late Dr. Walter Martin. She manages Olive Tree's social media as well as writing and co-hosting radio. Learn more at
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