This thesis seeks to be an answer, to the unanswered questions. The writer tries to
page back, and find out that which is lost in human kind. The writer tries to find out
society in which he was born and nurtured. A society characterised by good morals,
virtues, good standards and culture. Something is lost in humanity. What is that? -
The present society seems to contradict the latter society. The present lifestyle
seemed to have no morals. If they do, they must have inherited from somewhere.
They see to have lost respect for other people's property etc.
South Africa's, new dispensation seemed to have eroded Ubuntu away. I am trying
to recapture, revive, relive, and resuscitate morality back in the agenda of every
South African. How? Moral regeneration is the vision or dream of the South
African Deputy President. But I believe it has taken a wrong direction. Politicians
cannot lead moral regeneration. Instead the church must lead it, because the church
has the spirituality.
The answer to moral decay is in the church. The church need to teach, rebuke and
lead by example on morality. It shall not compromise its gospel of Jesus Christ.
Today, South Africa is facing a serious crisis of sexuality, unfaithfulness in
marriages, corruption, unemployment, HIV Aids etc. morality is the broad concept,and in this thesis I've confirmed myself In addressing: sexuality, marriage
unfaithfulness and corruption.
Moral regeneration can be realised in this country, the church can address
unfaithfulness in marriages, sexuality and corruption vigorously. Parliament cannot
legislate on these issues. But the church can consciously teach people
responsibilities coupled with democracy.
Zeerust, is the small town in the North West Province. I have chosen to write this
thesis from Zeerust context. The reason being, I have pastoral oversight of
Methodist people in Zeerust and surrounding villages. Zeerust shares the same
problems the country is facing that of corruption, sexuality and unfaithfulness in
Lastly, the church needs to take seriously the cultural factors of its indigenous
people. Before we became Christians, we were Africans. The church must be ready
to learn from people's cultures, and the way they kept moral uprightness. Dialogue
and consultations is a dire need between the church and the culture, between
theologians and African healers. This thesis says the church is the answer to moral
Dissertation (MA(Theol))--University of Pretoria, 2004.
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