Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Namibian Dream or Nightmare?

Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) is connected with The Namibian Dream in a list of non-governmental organizations connected with the country-wide "transformation" process [ http://tinyurl.com/ay9my ]. One might ask what common ground Planned Parenthood has with a Christian dominionism mandate. Conversely, one might ask what common ground adherents to the Christian Gospel have with an international organization that promotes abortions.

This Namibian Dream project is inextricably connected with Bruce Wilkinson, and also Rick Warren (see previous Herescope posts). Obviously, the existence of these strange bedfellows raises some very disturbing questions about the African "transformation" process and agenda.

The Namibian Dream is a classic example of the 3-legged stool concept of business guru Peter Drucker, which builds a societal communitarian governance structure upon the three pillars of Church, Business and Government.

The Namibian Dream is also a model of the open collaboration among the three main groups of neo-evangelical dominionists -- spiritual warfare, political, and mission. This merger is explained in the paper posted at http://www.discernment-ministries.org entitled "Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism."

The Namibian Dream is well on its way to launching the 3-legged stool "transformation" process for the entire country. It is building a base of business, church and government leaders in order to further dominionist goals. These dominionist goals are interspersed with genuinely good and compassionate activities that could better Namibian society. A September 2005 Transformation Namibia News, posted at http://tinyurl.com/9l2bw reveals the dominionist influence:

"We have a dream for Namibia: Our dream is for Namibians to humble themselves before God. Our dream is for them to serve Christ as their one and only king. Our dream is furthermore for all spheres of our society – from the government through to the business sector and the church - to work together to address the real needs of the people: that of spiritual and physical starvation and hunger. Only then, we believe, will we be able to reach the goals set out in the blueprint for development and growth in our nation, Vision 2030." [emphasis added]

The newsletter text links Transformation Namibia to an organization "Disciple Namibia" and to the "greater Transformation Africa" process:

"Transformation Namibia, which forms part of the greater Transformation Africa process, started operating in Namibia to help transform the country through unity and prayer and to mobilize the Body of Christ in all spheres of society – community by community and eventually nation by nation –with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ. Transformation Namibia seeks to make The Namibian Dream a reality by uniting Government, Business and Church leaders in joining hands in addressing the real needs of the people of Namibia." [emphasis added]

The Truth:

"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be be destroyed. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 13:20; 14:12))