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The Angus Buchan Phenomenon

It seems you either love Angus Buchan, from Mighty Men Conference-fame, or you hate him. For those who don’t know whom I’m speaking about: Angus Buchan is a farmer living in the Kwazulu-Natal midlands in South Africa who started an evangelism ministry some years ago. About six or seven years ago I attended one of his services in the town where I live. I went absolutely open-minded, but left, deeply anguished by some things I saw that evening. (If you are interested in what happened, you can drop me a comment with your email address. I don’t think I should discuss it on this open forum.)
Nevertheless, I think it was in 2007 that he organised the first South African Mighty Men Conference, attended by several thousand men. Last year he pitched, what is supposed to be the largest tent in the world, on his farm and accommodated 60,000 men. As from today thousands of cars are driving to his farm again for the 2009 conference where Angus Buchan hopes to have 200,000 men attend! By the way, the book and the movie, Faith Like Potatoes, is a biography about his life.
In spite of my negative experience at his service a few years ago, I had the feeling last year that he might just be God’s man for South Africa at this time. I don’t necessarily have to agree with everything he does to believe that God can use him effectively. After the conference, which a number of people I know attended, I noticed distinct changes in the lives of many of them – changes for the better. One person, who was an absolute racist and did his utmost to break down the work we’re doing in Swaziland, came to repentance and has since contributed substantial amounts towards our work amongst people with HIV and AIDS in Swaziland. Others, who had been Christians, but living more like non-Christians, came back and a year later their lives are still fully devoted to God. Obviously, a large number also came back and returned to their old lives. I’m grateful, however, for the change in many people’s lives.
But I do have a few concerns. One of the things I suspected, is the restricted audience he has. This was confirmed yesterday when I watched a home-made DVD made by someone who had attended last year. I don’t have percentages to prove my point, but the majority by far of the people who attended, were White males. In follow-up conferences held during the rest of the year at sport stadiums, attracting tens of thousands of people, the majority of people attending were also White. I suspect (and I would like to hear the opinion of others on this point) that many White people see in Angus something comparable to an Old Testament prophet, called by God to give hope to the people of South Africa in times where many are uneasy about the future. What worries me – and I know, once again, that I have no proof to substantiate what I’m saying, merely a “gut feeling” – is that White people may have the hope that God is going to put South Africa back into the hands of the White people, or at least, in the hands of Christians, and I fear that this may be false hope.
The other concern I have is the reverence that people have for him. It is almost as if some people take his words to have even greater authority than the Bible. Or at least, his interpretation of the Bible is believed rather than the interpretation of people who are also serious about finding the true meaning of the Bible but who differ from him. For many people, the words of Angus Buchan has the highest authority. I’m sure that this isn’t what he wants, but I would be afraid if I myself ended up in such a position. I’m not sure whether I would really be able to handle this new-found glory in the right way. After last year’s conference I told many of my friends that we need to pray, if this man is really someone sent by God for these times in South Africa, that God would grant him the ability to remain humble.
As for myself: I have respect for Angus Buchan. I’m not a disciple of him, nor do I hate him. At this stage I prefer to follow the instruction in Acts 5:39 : “…if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - Posted by | AIDS, Cross-cultural experiences, Disappointments, Evangelicals, Evangelism, HIV, HIV & AIDS, Home-based Caring, Hope, Mission, Prayer, Racism, Swaziland, Theology

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    • I must say that as I have only watched the movie and other info on Angus, I have no real first hand knowledge. Neither do I have any first hand knowledge of my G-d and Savior except what He does directly in my life and the lives of those I come in contact with daily. What I do know, however, is that Angus, I feel, would say, worship G-d not him. As John, a disciple, tried to do with the angels that came before him and amazed him as heavenly beings, it is hard, nay almost impossible, for us to not do that with those we hold in high respect unless we truly are not respectors of persons. Only when one can treat a poor beggar with the same kindness and respect as the president of a country, can you really have put yourself above such things. Angus is not the one guilty of worshipping idols, its the worshippers. May we all strive to become persons who ONLY Worship Jesus Christ, and trust in Him and his death and resurrection, ONLY. G-d bless you.

      Comment by Stacey Wilson | Thursday, June 25, 2009 | Reply

      • Stacey, I think you realize the danger of people idolizing their hero. Sometimes the person do not ask for it, but it happens. And few people can constantly be exposed to this type of honor and still remain humble.

        Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Thursday, June 25, 2009

      • Amen!

        We need to pray that people will truly see Jesus through these leaders and each of us out there walk along side each other.

        Comment by Smitha Dharmaraj Day | Monday, September 17, 2012

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  3. [...] Mission Issues added an interesting post on The Angus Buchan PhenomenonHere’s a small excerptIt seems you either love Angus Buchan , from Mighty Men Conference -fame, or you hate him. For those who don’t know whom I’m speaking about: Angus Buchan is a farmer living in the Kwazulu-Natal midlands in South Africa who started an evangelism ministry some years ago. About six or seven years ago I attended one of his services in the town where I live. I went absolutely open-minded, but left, deeply anguished by some things I saw that evening. (If you are interested in what happened, you [...]

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  4. I think you have tackled a live one Arnau, I am not going to comment on Angus’ work as I believe that he is doing great work for the Lord.(Although he does not appeal to me)

    With regards to the white audience, (the same was noticed at the Daniel Conference), there can be many possible reasons, such as;

    - I think Angus , as well as many of these conferences appeal to a specific type of person, one who is driven by his emotions, I have noticed many stating that they need to “go for a top-up” when referring to these camps.

    - Perhaps such conferences are not advertised in a demographic manner, does it reach the entire population?

    - Perhaps we as white people have not been so successful in our mission work throughout Africa, perhaps we have not reached the millions of Africans, perhaps many still view God as the White man’s God?

    I agree with you that the biggest concern is the reverence people have for him, it’s amazing how many people asked me why I was not going to the MMC, almost as if I was expected to attend.

    As long as people realise that being a Christian is a life long relationship, one of being obedient to God, living the life that God expects you to live,and not an emotional roller coaster ride, all will be great…

    Comment by Vince Aslett | Friday, April 24, 2009 | Reply

  5. I read your article with interest. I work at a Christian bookshop in South Africa and one I see hundreds of wives who have prayed for someone to come along and touch their husbands hearts. White South African men have a unique facet in that under Christian education and through an army that was supposedly Christian they were taught to hate Blacks. While young men that did not do military service are more open to Christ those that did their national service struggle. They believed a lie given to them by supposedly Christians and are lost both spiritually and politically. I think that Angus Buchan has been given ‘keys’ that reach into the hearts of these men. I too have seen incredible changes in men especially with regards to racism that have attended his conferences.

    Comment by Tess | Friday, April 24, 2009 | Reply

    • Hey,I was just wondering what the things were at is meeting that made you feel anguish. I love God with all my heart I just watched the movie about him and wanna know what hese really like.
      God bless

      Comment by Randy | Friday, September 4, 2009 | Reply

  6. Vince, I actually expected much more response. Either people agree or they think I’m so far off that it’s not even worth responding. Or possibly, they’re at the Mighty Men Conference. I don’t want to downgrade what he’s doing. I have concerns. But then, to be honest, I would assume that a lot of people have concerns about my ministry in Swaziland as well!

    Tess, you made a few interesting and very valid remarks about White South African men. And I remain with the point I made last year “that he might just be God’s man for South Africa at this time.”

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Friday, April 24, 2009 | Reply

  7. Some people thrive on the emotional side, I have different needs, I need to know the why’s, what’s and who’s in my relationship with Jesus. I am not motivated by masses, or even evangelists. But, then again, thats me – other are different.

    Comment by Vince Aslett | Friday, April 24, 2009 | Reply

  8. You’ve started your letter with “you either love Angus Buchan or you hate him”. You ended your letter with “I’m not a disciple of him, nor do I hate him”.
    So What is it?
    You dont have a point.

    Comment by Gerda | Sunday, April 26, 2009 | Reply

  9. Gerda, you misquoted me. I said: “It seems you either love Angus Buchan, or you hate him.” There’s a big difference in meaning when you leave out the word “seems”. The point I was trying to make is where I think some of his popularity stems from and why, if I’m correct in my analysis, this may be a matter of concern. Then I ended the letter by saying: “As for myself: I have respect for Angus Buchan. I’m not a disciple of him, nor do I hate him.” Once again you only quoted part of the sentence. I have concerns but I also have appreciation for what he’s doing. And that, I think, was the point I was trying to make.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Sunday, April 26, 2009 | Reply

    • I wish that all of you could see Angus today. Just got to see him in Nashville, Tennessee. He is bringing revival back to America.

      Comment by wtbic | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Reply

  10. I just finished watching Angus on DirecTV. I had never heard of him(I live in the U.S.). There were blacks in the audience, so it wasn’t an exclusively white audience. I was thrilled to hear someone like him preach. He kind of reminds me of John Wayne; the tough, no nonsense, rugged Westerner. I have often noticed that most of the internationally known preachers are white males. I can’t explain why that is: only God can explain it. But God is using these men to reach the world for Christ; so just thank God that someone is doing it. I hope that others will follow in their footsteps from places like India & Asia. I give to international Christian ministries that are reaching the world for Christ. Those who understand the concept of freedom from government mandated Socialism or Sharia Law & in individual responsibility are drawn to the message.

    Comment by John | Sunday, April 26, 2009 | Reply

  11. John, thanks for your comment. I agree with you that Angus could remind one of John Wayne. He speaks with a great deal of authority and many people are willing to listen to him who would never dream of listening to me. I’ve been away all weekend in the rural areas of Swaziland and thus have had no change to see anything on TV about the conference. I never said that it was an exclusive White audience. I said it was the majority who were White. I strongly suspect that it would have been the same this year. And I’m struggling with the question why this happens. What are White Evangelists doing wrong that Black people do not fully trust them?

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Sunday, April 26, 2009 | Reply

  12. I was at the Angus Buchan MMC 2009 and I also noticed the discrepancy between Europeans and non Europeans but what interested me most was the amount of Afrikaans speaking South Africans and I mean South Africans no specific race’s I was truly moved by what I saw I am an english speaking South African.
    I also noticed that the people were all extremely friendly towards each other there was no race distinction made everyone there was a christian man.

    Comment by Peter | Monday, April 27, 2009 | Reply

  13. Peter, thanks for that positive input. Once the people are there, something seems to happen and racial barriers disappear to a certain extent. In South Africa, where racism is still a big issue, I would love to see that a conference like this truly becomes a channel of hope for people from different races to learn to trust each other. But then the discrepancy between the races will have to become smaller. But I’m excited about the positive feedback up to now.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Monday, April 27, 2009 | Reply

  14. you mentioned that you saw some things that brought you anguish in the conference, things that you chose not to discuss in the forum but petetioned email address if we wanted to know more..

    what did you see , experience that brought you concern, anguish?

    Comment by albert | Monday, April 27, 2009 | Reply

  15. Arnau,as a concerned Christian I would really be greatfull if you would let me know what brought you so much anguish.

    Comment by Roly | Monday, April 27, 2009 | Reply

  16. Arnau, I’d like to share a little from knowing Angus personally for about 10 years. I grew up about 15km from his farm and last met with him in December. I could not attend the conference since I live in the US at the moment.

    What I can tell you is, that I know no other man who is more sincere, more compassionate, more humble or loves God more than Angus. And the fruit of what he has done and is doing is awesome.

    What amazes me most about him as a person is, that he is the same person before 3 friends as he is before 200,000 men. At least he has been over the last 10 years that I have known him.

    Of course there is always much fear and concern when such huge events happen. And this leads to a lot of misinformation.

    I don’t know why mainly white Afrikaans speaking men are touched and drawn to his message. He hardly speaks any Afrikaans! Every major cultural group in South Africa (and the world) has its particular history of hurts and issues. Maybe the Afrikaans men admire the blunt, straight talk they get. They can also relate to him being a farmer and a no-nonsense kind of guy. So they trust him. Many other people groups find it harder to trust him, simply for these very same characteristics. They may look for a more intellectual person or a more artistic person, a more sensitive person, etc.

    I praise God for what He is doing through Angus. I know they (Shalom ministries) try to include and reach every race. Maybe Angus has been called mainly for the white Afrikaans men, who are often one of the hardest groups to reach.

    Comment by Marco | Monday, April 27, 2009 | Reply

  17. Marco, I deeply appreciate your comment which definitely sheds some light on my concerns. May I emphasize once again that I do not in the least doubt his sincerity nor the fact that I believe that God has a plan with and through him. I think my concerns are valid, but you may be correct that we Afrikaners need someone to speak clearly and directly to us.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Monday, April 27, 2009 | Reply

  18. We love his message. We are living in the USA. Many people here watched the conference live on the internet. His message is real, about a relationship with Jesus, not about religion. I am also encouraged that he lives out his faith by looking after the poor and the orphan.

    Comment by ron | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Reply

  19. Hi Ron. I don’t doubt for a moment that God is using him in a great way.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Reply

  20. Hi Arnau, I was unfortunately not able to attend the MMC this year, although I would really have liked to have been there. I would really like to know what caused your anguish at the conference you attended a few years ago, I would appreciate it if you could share your experiences with me.

    Thank you
    Buks

    Comment by Buks Beukes | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Reply

  21. Just back from MMC 09.
    Never seen such a humble guy in a position which he can easily misuse for his own fame and pocket!
    Wonder if the ladies would appreciate the very basic toilet and showering facilities, and male bodies clearly visible through the shadecloth screens??!
    Unfair! Many men of different colour and creed.
    For the Afrikaans…this was food for the hungry…maybe we Afrikaner Boere are more underfed than the Engish?

    Comment by Pieter Hugo | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Reply

  22. Pieter, I’m glad that you had such a good experience. All I’m asking for is that we keep on praying that he remains humble, because I’ve seen many a great preacher fall because of a lack of humility.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Reply

  23. I googled Angus to see if I can get any news on his health and ended up at your blog. I do not know who you are but you are clearly doing good work in the name of Jesus Christ. I just wonder what you’re trying to achieve by your comments “deeply anguished by some things I saw that evening” and “In spite of my negative experience at his service a few years ago.” Were you led by the Holy Spirit to include these comments in your post? Does it serve a purpose to create doubt – just look at the people that already wants more background on your “bad eperience”.

    Comment by Johan | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Reply

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  25. Johan. Obviously I struggled with the same question. I can assure you that people on other blogs are saying terrible things about him. I have had a bad experience, something which I cannot deny, but I have also seen that, in spite of this, God is using him. And in my blog I wanted to try and give a balanced viewpoint between this love/hate feeling. I wanted to say that, in spite of myself having had a negative experience, that I still want to accept that God can and is using him. Be assured that I did not include this sentence without thinking deeply about whether I should do so or rather leave it out.
    Up to now 355 people have opened this post and only 4 were interested to hear from me what had happened. So I’m not really concerned that this created any deep feelings of doubt. But I do appreciate your concern about this and makes me realize how sensitive one has to be when blogging about something like this.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Reply

    • The Lord Jesus tells us in his word that we will be held accountable for every idle word,thats a lot to think about.Be careful what you say you will have to give account for it,better to pray 4 each other than to sit in judgement of one another.

      Comment by Teresa | Monday, April 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi, I’m from Canada and have watched the movie about bro Angus, I very much appretiate the documentary where he personally shares some of their experiences. He does get charasmatic when he preaches, but I probably would to if I’d had some of the experiences he had where God used him as a vessel so he (God) could perform miracles. I personally believe if I had faith like God would like me to have he could use me or anyone else in a similar manner. He reminds me of early church Christianity . I would like to hear what your bad experiences were if you don’t mind sharing. I don’t believe in idolizing any man, but sure love to see God work through a Godly man. The orphanage appears to be caring for pretty much all, black children, he employs blacks and his right hand man is black so he most certainly isn’t rascist. I would like to challenge you in Christian love to be sure the motive of your heart isn’t jealousy. I’ve seen to much of critical attitudes in my life expeiriences and have been judgemental of others myself, so I can’t challenge you with a self righteous attitude but rather as a week needy brother in Christ. God bless you as you serve him in sincerity and in truth. Looking forward to hearing from you.

      Comment by Abe Harder | Monday, May 3, 2010 | Reply

  26. Arnau, people saying terrible things about Angus cannot possibly be Christians guided by the Holy Spirit. Who are we to judge Angus’ “motives” – he will have to answer to God. One has obvious fears that a “Angus-phenomenon” gets created, but being in Angus’ shoes – how do you prevent it? On a personal note I can just say that I haven’t ever experienced someone that has so much love for his fellow man as Angus has – and isn’t that the essence of Christianity?

    Comment by Johan | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Reply

  27. [...] for sunshine. He also attacks the “Angus-men” for the nonsense they speak. In my recent post on The Angus Buchun Phenomenon, I asked the question what it is that is causing so many men, the vast majority whom are White, to [...]

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  28. High, just watching the move Faith like Potatoes and trying to find out more about the man and what he teaches. I have seen complaints that he is tied into dominionist theology and the likes of C. Peter Wagner and company. I have seen folks proclaiming his preaching of Jesus. I really want to know more about the man and what he teaches. I want to know if he has a “come here” to experience God view of revial, or of people turning their minds and hearts to Jesus.

    Also to the Blog author, please do not take the words of Gamaliel as any sort of Biblical direction. Many things not of God stand and more so as these last days approach. I would appreciate hearing more of your concerns and can email me and peacebringer@peacebringer.net

    Comment by peacebringer | Sunday, May 3, 2009 | Reply

  29. Arnau, I listen to Mr Buchan’s messages on TV and have heard him saying that he would love to see more Black people at his conferences. Maybe they will grow in numbers as time goes by. I hope so!
    Sophie

    Comment by Sophie | Sunday, May 3, 2009 | Reply

  30. Peacebringer, I take Gamaliel’s words as a general direction when I’m not sure about things happening in the church. Certain things are important enough to fight for. Others need time to prove whether they are from God or not. But I take your words to heart.

    Sophie, I truly hope that this will happen. But then, I cannot see it happening while White people are still waving the old South African flag and even the “Vierkleur” – the old Transvaal flag which is used by some people to show that they are true Afrikaners, at this conference.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Sunday, May 3, 2009 | Reply

  31. I know I have not even got the slightest understanding of wat you folks go through in South Africa. I know South Africa has been the target of many, many using ways to draw folks to false peace, when true peace only is found is Jesus. Personally, I find to pray and ask God for wisdom when we are uncertain of things. We don’t have to sit and wait and see. We can ask for wisdom. God will give wisdom and we need to trust what God says. Sometimes we need to do some sorting out what is of self and what is of God, but we need wisdom none the less.

    Comment by peacebringer | Monday, May 4, 2009 | Reply

  32. Arnau, sorry to say but it seems to me that you’ve got some sort of chip on your shoulder regarding white/black issues – I’m referring to your comment to Sophie. The vast majority of men who attended, me included, didn’t even see the “Vierkleur” let alone associate themselves with it. Why is it that people focus on the negative ecxeptions to create debate? I can gaurantee you that the increased presence of black/coloured/Indian men(in fact I saw a number of Indian men) would be welcomed by, again, the vast majority that attended. Have you perhaps considered that black men do not have the need to attend the MMC? I suggest you do a poll under black men to gain some insight and stop speculating.

    Comment by Johan | Tuesday, May 5, 2009 | Reply

  33. Johan. Ouch! That really hurt!

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Tuesday, May 5, 2009 | Reply

    • Not my intention. I just struggle with discussions that are founded on speculation, which in turn are fuelled by biased, pre-conceived perceptions – it usually snowballs out of control and in the process causes more damage than good.

      Comment by Johan | Tuesday, May 5, 2009 | Reply

  34. Hi Arnau,

    I attended the MMC2008 and 2009. Actually took my 10 year old son along this time, even though the recomended age restriction was 12.

    2008 was a magnificient experience, as I was struggling through a three year spirtual drought, personally, which cultivated in a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God after the 2008 MMC.

    However, after 2009 I have some concerns myself, which I will gladly discuss with you in private e-mail, as I’m also not sure if Angus if of God or not. I have some personal concerns with stuff I experienced and discovered during and after the 2009 MMC, but do not want to stand publically in God’s way, by communicating such to the public, unless I have exact discernment from the Holy Spirit, regarding this.

    What I’m saying is that although I have concenrs I do not want to influence others negatively. I have huge respect for Angus as I too feel he has a true love for his fellow man, white, black, coloured, indian, pink, green, what ever colour, etc. If my feelings of unease is unfounded and the Holy Spirit indicates this to me, and the fruits of Angus’s labor prooves his righteousness, I will publically confirm this, but do not in the meantime, (before receiving discernment) want to influence others either way.

    I’m sure this is your feeling as well.

    I thus invite you to share your concerns with me via my e-mail supplied.

    PS: I have never come across your site before, and don’t know your approach. For that matter I don’t mind about your approach, I just seek the truth and am prepared to discuss my convictions ona level playing field with a nyone who cares/dares to listen and contribute.

    Maybe I should start my own blog?? :-)

    Comment by Ryno | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Reply

  35. Hi Arnau

    I’m interested in what happened. I would also like to know what it is that Ryno has to share, if possible.

    Greetings
    JJ

    Comment by JJ | Sunday, May 17, 2009 | Reply

  36. I would appreciate an email with your concerns. Just watched “Faith Like Potatoes” and would like more information on this man’s ministry before promoting it. Thank you.

    Comment by Randall | Monday, May 18, 2009 | Reply

  37. Hi there mr.Angus
    I saw your video of your life and I have to say It’s amazing,I’ve never seen anything like it!Once Again it’s great.

    Comment by machel | Monday, May 25, 2009 | Reply

  38. You had said you had attended an event led by Angus Buchan and that you had seensome things that left you “deeply anguished”. That if we wanted to we could email you about these things.

    I would greatly appreciate hearing these things from you as his ministry/teachings is seeping into my Canadian church and I am unclear about a lot of things.

    Thank you.

    Rev. Frank Krulicki
    Athabasca Missionary Church
    Athabasca, Alberta, Canada

    Comment by Rev. Frank Krulicki | Monday, June 8, 2009 | Reply

    • I also would like to know exactly what anguished you at the mens conference, I have just “dicovered” Angus and am curios.

      Comment by cynthia sieve | Saturday, October 24, 2009 | Reply

  39. Frank, you will have to let me have your email address.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Monday, June 8, 2009 | Reply

  40. HI. I think to question is always a good thing, it leaves you open to different answers as well as looking for soulutions.

    Please e-mail me with things that left you “deeply anguished”

    Regards

    Darryl

    Comment by Darryl | Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | Reply

  41. Arnau, I recently watched Faith Like Potatoes with my wife, who rented it out of the blue, so to speak. We had never heard of Angus. We just heard of MMC, which we also had not known about from some South Africans living in Minnesota. They grew up near Angus, next farm over, and claim he is the real deal. I am always a bit skeptical with charismatic claims and the like as I come from a fundamentalist background, but the Lord is opening us up to the working of the Holy Spirit in new ways. I would appreciate hearing from you privately, as to your concerns and anguish. My wife and I have been to Zambia on numerous occasions and worked with HIV/Aids and orphans, so this is near to our hearts, the events of sub-Saharan Africa that is. Thanks. Dan

    Comment by Dan Jozefow | Saturday, June 13, 2009 | Reply

  42. Thursday, April 23, 2009 – Posted by Arnau van Wyngaard – Dear Sir, you should rather aim to use your efforts to focus on what you are doing with your faith for the Kingdom of God and not waste any time or effort putting any kind of slant on the works carried out by a fellow believer believing to be following Gods call for his live. Each to his own, what you and I do will be judged by God, that’s what is written in the book. If we’re luke warm we’re failing. Kind regards, Thane (UK)

    Comment by Thane van Niekerk | Monday, June 15, 2009 | Reply

  43. I’d be interested in hearing about your experience, and your thoughts on it. Thank you.

    Comment by Jonathan | Saturday, June 27, 2009 | Reply

  44. Please let me have your insights as to what caused you to leave deeply anguished. Thanks. David

    Comment by David | Sunday, June 28, 2009 | Reply

  45. Dear Sirs.

    I attended MMC09. What I find hilarious is all the comments of people that were not there. I found JESUS my saviour on a maize field near Greytown Not Angus.This is after attending church for close on 45 years where I did not find Him. (All of you sound very like all of my old ministers I had) Yes I had all the theoretical knowledge but it never touched my heart.

    I came back crying solidly for 2 weeks. Not because of Angus.

    I used to be a complete racist as I am 53 years old and grew up under the old ways.

    I have a employee (black not that it is of importance only for you that are colour blind) that I only know found out (after 10 years in my service) is a minister. He is at this stage my main source of spiritual guidance.

    Each mornig we have bible study together.

    He will definately be attending MMC10 with me (God willing)

    I the racist got very cross the other day because as I talked about an orphanage, 2 different people asked me if it were white children and the only answer I could muster were “does it matter”

    So if you people are so stupid that you cannot see that these conferences are about Jesus and not Angus. Please yust shut up.

    Maybe every person is a fiddle and different people can either bring out the sweetest sound or the worst or maybe nothing which I had for 53 years.

    Angus brought out the sweetest music in me and the song is Jesus.

    Please I do not say Angus is a saint in acual fact I see him as a farmer,but something he did there worked for me and I say Haleluja.

    Surely you should be rejoicing if people accepts our LORD Jesus Christ as there saviour (and there were thousands). Our Farmers Manual tells us the Angels do. But you just critisise WOW (or was it because they were white sic).

    Watch and see how many people of colour will attend next year. (God willing)

    Your brother in Christ
    Jan

    Comment by Jan Ackerman | Wednesday, July 8, 2009 | Reply

  46. Jan, I’m so glad that you met the Lord. I rejoice with the angels.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Wednesday, July 8, 2009 | Reply

  47. Thank you Arnau.

    Please pray for us (meaning all of us that came to Jesus there on the maize field) as we are busy going through fire (loaned from Angus), help and support us.

    Angus may have sown the seed but now we need water and food from you and other people.

    Maybe we should forget about Angus (Praise the Lord for what he achieves by getting sinners as myself accepting Jesus as his Saviour) and start thinking about what we can do for the people that accepted Jesus as there saviour via Angus.

    Maybe Arnau there is a guy close to you that met his saviour via Angus. Please Help him.

    Just remeber MMC09 is over Angus in the past and all those guys are in the present, there daytime occupations, life. Pray for them and if possible Help them.

    I hope and pray that the Lord will help Angus and whoever to bring millions of people to Jesus. It’s not about Angus it’s about Him.

    Yours in Christ
    Jan

    Comment by Jan Ackerman | Thursday, July 9, 2009 | Reply

  48. Brother Arnau,
    Greetings from Brazil!
    Thank you for having such an interesting website available to us.
    What has made you feel “deeply anguished” when attending Angus Buchan’s conference? Please email me as I would like to hear what you have to say. I appreciate the concern and Fear of the Lord you expressed by not discussing it in an open forum. Please email me at caram@wesbrasil.com.br
    Caram

    Comment by Carlos Dallapiccola | Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | Reply

  49. É muito interessante, quando não tem ninguém para ir e Deus levanta uma pessoa apareçe de todos os lados aqueles para criticarem, porque não fazer como Angus, busque ao Senhor Jesus e Ele esclarecerá todas as coisas. Simplismete orem e parem de criticar. edson kovacs

    Comment by edson carlos kovacs | Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | Reply

  50. Hi,

    Kindly email me what concerned you about AB at your initial encounter in a service with him.

    I am keen on your response, as I too was invited and had a good experience, but also a warning light going off to keep tabs on something.

    Thank you

    Comment by Dsa | Sunday, September 13, 2009 | Reply

  51. Hi,
    I stumbled across this web site by chance…..and the main issues are:
    - Why only white males?
    - Is the messenger becoming bigger than the message?
    - A perceived discontent about a previous message.
    A careful study of the message that Angus preach will show the reader that all these concerns are unfounded. A lot of bloggers are very interested in what YOUR previous experience was, if you wanted to sow a seed of discontent, congratulations …..I actually deduct a little professional jealousy :) Angus repeatedly stated that he preaches from the Bible….just conveying what God says.I thank God for preachers and believers like Angus,may God bless him.

    Comment by Cobus | Sunday, September 27, 2009 | Reply

  52. It seems to me that we should not be judgemental toward Angus. He seems to be doing what God has led him to do and he seems very sincere and a person with very strong faith. May God continue to bless him and his ministry. With all the problems in the world today we should be thankful for Angus and men like him. He seems to be touching lives in a very positive way and leading many to know our Savior.

    Comment by Patricia | Friday, October 9, 2009 | Reply

  53. Arnau

    I came across your post here about Angus Buchan and having seen the movie, I, like many others here am interested in yours and anyone else’s experiences at the conferences they would like to share. I would welcome an email concerning your concerns with Buchan’s ministry.

    Comment by David | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | Reply

  54. I would just like to know what your true concern is about Angus Buchan. We enjoyed the Movie-Faith Like Potatoes and the interviews with Mr Buchan. David V Deitz USA

    Comment by David Deitz | Monday, October 26, 2009 | Reply

  55. Thank you for your comments.

    It is great to hear different thoughts as they encourage our own personal thoughts and can lead us to further understanding.

    I think it is natural to be skeptical when you find yourself in a miraculous and unexpected situation.

    Also, when the speaker is so passionate, it can be difficult to reach an equilibrium with them. This is understood.

    I would like to hear more of your experience during this meeting.
    Please e-mail me on gjc1441@hotmail.com

    Comment by Gwenda | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | Reply

  56. People, please stop thinking black and white!

    By thinking black and white you are missing the point.

    The point being – there is colour.

    There is colour all around us and we would be wise to recognize it.

    Comment by onwithit | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | Reply

  57. I think either you or I am missing the point. There is colour as you said. My problem is that these meetings are being attended mostly by white men and I see a danger in this, that instead of coming closer to Christians representing other colours, we may be driving further apart.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Arnau, if you don’t feel free to go into detail about the “anguish”, please do not mention it any further–there’s no point in it. Satan uses this kind of talk to stir up division between brethren and to cripple whatever good things God is trying to do through this guy. Pray for him and don’t spread suspicion needlessly.

      So far nothing you have said seems like a true problem. So what if all white men come? Are you trying to say that he only invited whites and told blacks not to come? Or that if only white folks come it is not a viable ministry? Even in the US, while there is a bit more integration, you still see people groups dividing up and worshipping with their own kind. Not a great thing, but certainly it is not promoted or intentional and it certainly does not mean the ministry should be suspect.

      Comment by Lisa | Monday, June 14, 2010 | Reply

  58. To heal our land is to believe in God, asking and believe that wat ever we ask in God”s Name that He will give to us without a doubt. To heal our land is also to give the gifts that God would give to us. We are working on a project, to help people to help themselfes. Don”t give some one a fish to eat, He will stand at your door and ask for a fish everyday. But give him a fishing rod and teach him how to fish and he won”t ask you for food, because he will have fish to eat. All we ask for all Children of God is to pray for us, so that this project will grow strong and that millions of people will benifit from it.
    That we will never take our eyes of God and trust in Him fully.

    God bless you all.

    Comment by Kobus | Thursday, November 5, 2009 | Reply

  59. Hi,
    I have just finished watching the movie and then went on the internet to see what I could find out about the man. After reading your thoughts I was reminded of the Bible verse that says “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8 NIV.
    When I read this verse I think that Jesus is trying to say that we each have a time where the Spirit leads us to be bold for the Lord and then the Spirit moves somebody else; so that every type of person is touched by someone. When Angus’ time is done he will have touched the hearts that were meant to be touched and perhaps his good friend Gidi(?) will be moved by the Spirit to touch the hearts of others.
    But if I were there I probably would have had similiar questions. I do believe that God touches men’s hearts in different ways than women’s and that there is an order to things but this man/woman order is not Law.
    Darlene

    Comment by Darlene Marois | Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | Reply

  60. I am interested to hear what happened which disturbed you. I also have a “gut-feeling” that something isn’t right.

    Comment by Talita | Friday, November 27, 2009 | Reply

  61. HI, I have recently seen the dvd, Fatih Like Potatoes” and have become very interested in learning more about Angus Buchan and came across this site. I would appreciate it if you could explain more about what you experienced that caused you to be “deeply anguished”. Thanks you, Karen, writ4god@yahoo.com

    Comment by Karen | Monday, December 7, 2009 | Reply

  62. I only felt led to share a book with many here that question the intent and integrity of men and women who, for one reason or another, become “famous” while serving God. That book would be “God’s Generals” by Roberts Liardon. It will give you a good understanding of how easy it is to fail, even with the best intentions to honor God. I am not saying we shouldn’t question, but I am saying that we should recognize that we all are weak in one way or another and always have room to grow.

    Comment by Stephen | Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | Reply

  63. Hi, I’m Australian pastor and went to see Angus in February this year when he visited Perth. No doubt he’s a fiery man! But I also found him very humble and gracious. He had a session just with the pastors and while his usual forthright self was also very humble, almost tentative. He seemed a little in fear of meeting with us, but I think we were just as in fear of meeting with him!

    I personally was released from some sin in my life in the general session, so for me, yes, there was an experience of God’s power (although not hit-you-in-the-face moments, so I think it was very real).

    I’d be interested to know what caused you concern if you’re still reading this thread! xent@me.com. Blessings.

    Comment by Alex | Friday, December 11, 2009 | Reply

  64. If God is using Agnus to cause white South African men to repent and turn from racism how can you criticize the work for not including more black African men. Give God glory for the good work that is being done and then pray for God to raise up other men, a black African man, or whoever God chooses to continue the work of reconciliation. Yes, and pray for Mr. Buchan that the world, the flesh, nor the devil will hinder this work. Christians all over the world have petitioned God to raise up leaders to end racism. Let us thank God when such leaders are obedient to the call and not criticize them.

    Comment by Lunette Fleming | Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | Reply

  65. I found your site by accident. I grew up in Greytown and know Angus personally. Do you know about Erlo Stegen and the mighty revival that took place close to Greytown amongst the Zulu nation some years ago and is still taking place at Kwasizabantu? Commenting on the demographics of the MMC conferences would be like questioning why so few white people are attending Erlo Stegen’s meetings. The Holy Spirit is doing the work and would it not be fair to say that He is also interested in saving Afrikaans men as well? Do you realize most missionaries that come to South Africa come for the black nations? You yourself are concentrating on the Swazi nation. I applaud you for it. God knows what each group needs. I think Afrikaans men are hurting, have been overlooked and God is using Angus to reach them. May God bless you and your work richly!

    Comment by Rean Wessels | Saturday, February 13, 2010 | Reply

  66. Hi Rean. I have been to KwaSizabantu on a number of occasions. Their large conferences usually have a huge white attendance. But that is not my concern. What we need now in South Africa is the ability for White and Black to be reconciled through the blood of Christ. And I’m just slightly concerned, listening to people who have been to the MMC, that some of them at least, return as racist as before. Perhaps this has nothing to do with the MMC, so I’m not blaming Angus for that. It’s just that I hope to see more Black people also feeling at home at the next conference. But thanks for sharing your thoughts. It’s valuable.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Saturday, February 13, 2010 | Reply

  67. Blessings to you from the USA. My family and I have just recently seen “Faith Like Potaotes” and are rejoicing over any people who have met Jesus and have new eyes with which to see… as a result of observing the change in Angus Buchan.

    I live in a city violently burdened with racial prejudice. Ken Ham (of http://www.answersingenesis.org/)recently spoke here and asked a question: How many races are there? His answer, “One,” and his lesson about melanin (the brown pigment of skin and hair – I’m a bit deficient!) were fascinating.

    If you and I are descendents of Noah (which we are), then we are both from the same race. Well now, that changes things a bit, doesn’t it?! Truly, the ground is level at the foot of the cross. None of us stand any taller there because of the color (or lack thereof!) of our skin!

    I praise the Lord for men who’s hearts are fully His, and who are willing to love and share the Good News. It’s got to be hard when people, who are created to worship, “fall in love with” the messenger instead of the message. May you remember to pray for the messengers and the hearers each time you see a Potato!

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    Comment by TN Lizzie | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Reply

  68. Arnau,
    Ihave been a follower on everything you have had to say on f/book, today by accident I landed on this discussion about Angus Buchan, my honest opinion and reaction at first was to ask what excatly happened(being humanand female) but then I came to the realization that whatever happened and whatever happens to each indivual who attends any meeting be it their church meetings or the MMC conferences, everyone will walk away with their own expreiences. So Glory to God for using everyone of us in His own way.

    Comment by ANNA-MARIE` | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Reply

  69. People like Angus makes me scared and makes me want to stay as far away as possible from Chrisianity.
    He is a nutcase and he has a big following.
    There have been and still is a number of influential men in this world that has led the masses to ‘great’ things in the face of adversity.

    Comment by CleverPete | Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | Reply

  70. I forgot to mention that I too would like to learn what your experience was on that first service that left you deeply anguished.

    Comment by CleverPete | Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | Reply

  71. Before I go on promoting the movie “Faith Like Potatoes” I too would like to learn what your experience was on that first service that left you deeply anguished – if you feel free to disclose. Thank you.

    Comment by David Bova | Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | Reply

  72. My first thought was – “I wonder what he was deeply anguished about?” My second thought was “Does it matter to me?” God meets every individual where that individual is at, using any individual that He deems necessary in any way He wants. God says that out of any bad thing He can make a good thing for those who loves Him (paraphrased) anyway, so I won’t ask.

    John the Baptist (and maybe some other disciples) had to put people straight when they wanted to make more of him than he was, but he was human and God used him for His purposes. From what I read and heard, Buchan also sets people straight – in case some of those who hear him had those thoughts, be it subconsciously.

    The white afrikaans conference goers question is a bit puzzling but here’s another thought: Isn’t a lot of the racial issues in the hearts of South Africans today because the white man of past believed he was better than the black man? Perhaps this is God’s way to bring that dynamic to repentance so that he can be part of true restoration initiated by the same? Perhaps the black men that participated in the conferences had witnessed this repentance and was to go back and tell his people what God is doing through Buchan and make the acceptance of this repentance and the resulting restoration more true?

    Anyway, my husband is going to his first MMC in a few weeks time, and as you said happened to some men you know, I believe he is going to experience a God phenomenon and come back a God-changed man to impact his family, employees and friends for God.

    Blessings.

    Comment by Nerina | Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | Reply

  73. Hi Arnu,
    I find your site most interesting. However I do find your comments about Angus a little off the mark. I agree that we should not be placing man on a pedestal but rather focus on the Lord. One needs to however take a look at the fruit of the tree and then determine whether the tree is good or not.

    Your comment about MMC being focused as it were only on white men, well then, we need to answer the same question about the annual ZCC conferences held over Easter which are attended by blacks in far larger number than MMC. Beware of raising suspicion were none is due.

    I salute Angus for what he is doing in the harvest field which in the RSA is very white (excuse the pun) and ready for the picking. I as a pastor of a local assembly, see the change in the lives of men who have attend MMC and I encourage other men to attend this years conference.

    Most of all I thank God for such a wonderful move of His mighty hand in our country. The only way that this country will ever change is through the hand of God and not through any political strategy.

    Many Blessings.
    Fanie

    Comment by Fanie | Monday, April 12, 2010 | Reply

  74. Well I’m of to MMC ’10, not for Angus but for religion, whether there be millions of blacks or none or millions of white or none is of no concern to me.

    Comment by Tertius | Thursday, April 15, 2010 | Reply

  75. Arnau,
    Ek het ‘n swaer wat totaal en al verander het agv Angus se preke. Dis al omtrent ‘n jaar wat hy vroeg opstaan en Bybelstudie doen en hy’t ‘n wonderlike oop hand vir die werk van die Here. My seun kom elke jaar na ‘n MMC beter terug huistoe en hou vol om die Here opreg te dien. Sy baas was by MMC09 en het nie verander nie, maar na MMC10 is daar verseker ‘n verandering in hom te bespeur. My kleinseun is die enigste skoolgaande kind by ons kerk se Woordskool, hy is 13jr oud; hy het na MMC10 gegaan en gese:”Ouma ek is ‘n nuwe mens!”,ek kan dit sien. Ek is elke keer verras as hy vertel hoe geniet hy Woordskool; ongelowige Thomas. Ek sien meer blywende verandering in mense se lewe agv Angus Buchan, as agv ons kerke en dis vir my hartseer om dit te se!

    Comment by Annanie vd Berg | Thursday, May 6, 2010 | Reply

  76. Annanie, ek het dieselfde gewaarwording as jy. Dit laat mens dink aan die gelykenis van die saad.

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Friday, May 7, 2010 | Reply

  77. hi just wondered what you meant by “deeply anguished” i to have felt the same way when he came to speak in Australia. please let me know

    Comment by clinton | Friday, June 4, 2010 | Reply

  78. I have just seen the movie Faith Like Potatoes, and would like to know more about this man.
    Thank You

    Comment by Vincent Silva | Monday, June 28, 2010 | Reply

  79. My wife and I are coming to South Africa (July 15th-18th and July 21st-22nd. we would like to visit the church for a service. What can you recommend?

    Comment by bruce wilkerson | Monday, July 5, 2010 | Reply

  80. Hi Bruce. Obviously this will depend on which area you will be. Personally I would try and find a church in the predominantly Black or Indian areas, rather than going to one of the macro churches found in the cities. If you let me know in which area you will be, I will gladly try to link you up with a church which you can visit. However, another alternative is for me to take you to our church in Swaziland and to introduce you to the work we are doing amongst people with HIV and AIDS as part of our church’s ministry. Would that interest you?

    Comment by Arnau van Wyngaard | Monday, July 5, 2010 | Reply

  81. Hi All. I stumbled across your site and was quite interested to read the different opinions, especially surrounding Angus Buchan. As believers I think we need to ask ourselves the following simple questions……is the individual bringing glory to God? is the individual obeying God’s Word and preaching the Gospel to the world? Does the individual’s life honour God? If we can answer YES to those simple questions we need not doubt. Whether or not Angus’ interpretations are 100% correct, whether or not his style only appeals to a certain type of person (ie. white males), it doesn’t really matter, as long as he is serving God the best way he knows how, God will honour that. As you rightfully put it, lets pray that God keeps Angus humble. He is undoubtedly being used by God, the devil is not pleased and will be trying his best to make Angus fall. Instead of us doubting a brother, let’s pray that God protects Angus and uses him to ultimately bring all Glory back to God.

    Comment by Wayne | Friday, July 23, 2010 | Reply

  82. Hi Arnau,

    I am interested in what happened during the Mighty Men conference you attended. Could you please send me your thoughts on that?

    Blessings,
    Bulgu’

    Comment by Bulgu' | Monday, August 16, 2010 | Reply

  83. “I went absolutely open-minded, but left, deeply anguished by some things I saw that evening. (If you are interested in what happened, you can drop me a comment with your email address. I don’t think I should discuss it on this open forum.)” …….

    what did you see that night??

    i wrote from Venezuela

    Comment by David Martinez | Thursday, November 4, 2010 | Reply

  84. What I am about to say here is not about Angus. So far, I have only seen ‘Faith like Potatoes’ n some clips of him preaching. I thought he spoke simply and straight to the point, which is good. However, there was something I felt when watching the movie. I kept having this feeling deep within me that he was going to give some of his land back to the natives (the ones who helped him). I may be wrong but I thought that should have been the way. What I just shared has nothing to do with Angus (I think) but maybe what God would have wanted. Give Africa back to God, He loves Africa!

    Comment by Cathrine | Saturday, November 27, 2010 | Reply

    • Catherine, Why would God want Angus to give his Farm back to what you call the “Natives”? How do you associate giving Africa back to the “Natives” to your statement “Give Africa back to God”?

      Comment by Vince Aslett | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Reply

  85. Please send me the e-mail of the experiences that concerned you, as mentioned in your comments. Thanks.

    Comment by Russell Mahan | Saturday, February 5, 2011 | Reply

  86. Well, I have waited for awhile to respond to this. I Googled the man to find out about the main character in “Faith Like Potatoes” to know how real the movie is. Finding the comments here caused me to want to respond, but to respond according to God’s Spirit within me and not my own words. Here is what God told to me to think about:

    Does Angus Buchan preach Christ crucified and resurrected for our salvation?
    Does he preach any clear heresy?
    Do signs follow him as a believer in Christ?
    Is he responsible to preach the gospel, or is he responsible for how people respond to it and to his ministry? (This addresses that more white men come than Black Africans.

    Is he perfect? Of course not! Who still in the flesh is? Only Christ was/is without sin and therefore able to become the sacrifice lamb to atone for our sin. But if we cannot see evil within him, if we are guessing about his motives without clear evidence, if we judge this servant of God by our own standards and not those of God who says “Ye shall know them by their fruits”, then perhaps we should be evaluating our own walk with God and not his!

    He who holds the Key of David, who opens what no man can shut and shuts what no man can open; He alone knows his purpose in this man’s life and ministry and will be glorified in it.

    I am guilty of judging critically big-name ministers…. televangelists especially. The Lord has humbled me. It is not my place to judge another man’s servant. If he preaches Christ, and Him crucified and resurrected for our salvation…. he is my brother. And I pray God will be so gracious to me in my weakness and oft sin, which must be repented daily and bring me to Christ-likeness so the world will see the love and mercy of God in me.

    If indeed Angus Buchan were to lose his humility, have no doubt that God Himself will humble him, and there is no need for us to do so. He is after all….. God’s servant and not ours.

    Suzanne

    Comment by Suzanne | Sunday, June 12, 2011 | Reply

  87. i have been a farmer for a year now in Zambia what ablessing you are watching you on TBN and finally watched the move today.

    Comment by Chela Silwamba | Saturday, July 16, 2011 | Reply

  88. Who are we to judge !!! Whatever his style, he speeks the truth in a way, I think, Churches dont want to or are not allowed to… His meetings are open for everyone, so to say its focussed on white audiences is unfair, I think. ZZC and Moria attracts just blacks, but what does it matter, if the outcome is for the better.

    Comment by Pieter | Friday, October 21, 2011 | Reply

  89. Thank you Arnau for caring about the Body of Christ. Paul called the Bereans “more noble” for questioning what he was teaching and searching the scriptures to test his teaching. I would hope Angus would do the same.

    If you saw or heard things you fear to be un-Biblical, you are obligated to question them and, I think, to be “anguished” over them. Please email me the events or teachings that concern you.

    In Him,

    mfitchtoo@yahoo.com

    Comment by GreatHeart | Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | Reply

  90. I am a little bit like John the Baptist though the female version of him. In the last days which we are in, many will preach heresy and sadly Angus does. I see things for what they are and I am sick and tired of people tip toeing around people who preach heresy. His teaching is totally unscriptual and very latter day rain theology mixed with kingdom now theology. Just for goodness sake preach the truth and dont worry about your riches, as when Jesus takes us home we gone naked. And please dont tell me I am judging cos I am called to be a fruit inspector.

    Take care

    Vanessa

    Comment by vanessa | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | Reply

  91. Mighty Men Conferences are open to all races. So what does it matter of what race a person is who attends ? Freedom of association is a basic human right. You have to be a racist if you complain that to few people of a certain race freely associates with a non-racial gathering. It’s their choice ! Pray for them if you whant them to attend, but if they do not attend, dont play some senseless race card.

    Comment by Andre van Coppenhagen | Saturday, December 24, 2011 | Reply

  92. Angus Buchan is not in Christianity for nothing he is getting a lot of money out of his farm gatherings and he uses a topic that will draw attention He talks about women must not criticize their husbands infront of the children but forgets to tell the men not to criticize the childrens mother infront of them.He fosters a disrespect for women and he is very subtle about it he uses children and influences young minds Shame on you angus Paul says in the Word of God there is no man nor women in Christ Jesus My wife and I dicipline our children We take decisions together we are a team
    I read nowhere in the Bible about Mighty men I read about HUMBLE mem Why is Angus Buchan so preoccupied with men something is wrong here .Paul also appointed women to work for God

    Comment by dave | Monday, March 12, 2012 | Reply

  93. The audiences who attend Angus Buchan gatherings are totally random. All are invited. If mostly white men attend, it is purely their choice. I feel God is using Angus to reach a largely stiff necked people group. Black people have softer hearts and are reached by many wonderful preachers. God is just using Angus as His missionary. We don’t need to analyze or criticize when God is moving and working to redeem His people. All races are welcomed by Angus’s ministry and many white men identify with this humble farmer. May God be glorified.

    Comment by val watt | Saturday, March 17, 2012 | Reply

  94. hi Arnau, thank you for your concern. i just saw d faith like potatoes clip. i will appreciate if you kindly mail me your concerns. thank you.

    Comment by Tope from nigeria | Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | Reply

  95. I just want evidence that the resurrection in the film was real (the lady could simply have recovered from being stunned by the lightening) and that the potato crop really grew without any moisture at all (nor with any above-ground growth either it seems). Many godly and faithful farmers have lost crops and herds during droughts even though they trusted and prayed for a miracle; there is a cruel implication that Angus Buchan has a special relationship as one of God’s favourites, and that the rest of us are not quite included… The film manoeurvres us into either doubting its veracity or acknowledging that Buchan is a super-christian with unique power and authority.
    It is not up to me to say whether the results of his campaigns produce genuine spiritual fruit; that is God’s providence. He is obviously making an impact that seems genuine. I think that is a good thing. But good men have used bad methods, and until I have proof from hard-headed realists I think Buchan is using false advertising to draw a large group of customers (from which, as someone has already pointed out, he is making a fortune).

    Comment by Laurie McIntosh | Saturday, July 7, 2012 | Reply

  96. I left deeply anguished this weekend after visiting his services in Tennessee. Could you share with me what you experienced. I dont either feel its necessary to discuss publicly. daysmitty@aol.com
    thank you would appreciate.

    Comment by Smitha Dharmaraj Day | Monday, September 17, 2012 | Reply

  97. I am a very skeptical person when it comes to the charismatic movement, believe me! Many of these televangelists and professional fundraisers are, in my view, scam artists! I just heard Angus today and last night. In a nut shell, I came away with this: The Bible is the precious word of God and we should spend time in it in order to know God more; we would pray first and continually about our life decisions; we should step out in faith-submitting our lives, our homes, families and business to the Lord-if we do it will change society one person at a time-famiies will be intact; men will be faithful, women will be respected; employers will pay a living wage; God wants to use ordinary people; look at others through the eyes of Jesus without sterotyping or judging; if you see a person in need-share! Share the Gospel! Most importantly-Jesus Christ and no other is the Way, the Truth and the Life-He is the only way to the Kingdom- I didn’t hear any false message. He led the group in the sinner’s prayer. And he did not ask for a red cent! Not once! He did not promote his book, he promoted THE BIBLE! It was refreshing. And I was literally surrounded by a multi-ethnic crowd! His book was for sale in the lobby,which is fair, in my opinion. To the issue of race, every town in America is filled with churches and people are still separated by culture and race. But the demographics in churches are changing and the racial divide is being addressed like never before! I am encouraged to see people of different races worsipping together.

    The thing is,we are in the last days of the Church and the world as we know it and if the traditional liturgy arising from paid ministers from traditional divinity schools and religious organizations was effective, we would not have deteriorated as a Christian society to the point that we have. Perhaps we should ALL be standing in our cornfields proclaiming the Lord! In the last days, we should not be forcing new wine into old wineskins! A new group of young people is being inspired to live for the Lord! If Jesus is preached and they are reached, then people like Angus Buchan are doing a better job than we have been doing. Jesus had little patience with religion; religious people have been a stumbling block to reaching the lost and disenfranchised! I came away with a new resolve to honor my Creator and my Saviour…not to idolize a preacher! I must give credit where it is due Thank you for allowing my response!

    Comment by Amanda Pullias | Monday, May 6, 2013 | Reply

  98. Hi Mr Angus, I need help!!!!! I Need GOD. I am a christian but I have many PROBLEMS I really NEED GOD. Please help me.

    Comment by trecardht | Monday, October 21, 2013 | Reply

  99. one way and one way only FIND THE TRUTH IN THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF. People can only try and preach, pick up youR bible and read

    Comment by ronel | Friday, March 21, 2014 | Reply

  100. Hi, I’d like to hear more about your bad experience. You say you were deeply anguished by the events that took place? Please email me.

    You go on to say “merely a “gut feeling” – is that White people may have the hope that God is going to put South Africa back into the hands of the White people”. My friend why do you have to bring race into this? I’m sure everybody is welcomed at Angus’ mighty men conference. I don’t know why there are mostly just white people. Perhaps it has something to do with the price it costs to attend these conferences. This brings me to another point. What gives Angus the right to charge people money to listen to God’s word?? I think each ticket costs R200. So there are about 80 000 people who attend these shows. I just believe its wrong to make money out of God’s word. Angus makes between. R10 million and R15 million just on that one weekend. And what is the reason for all of it? I believe those people who you have mentioned who have changed their lives for the better after the shows, I believe the reason they did it was because they wanted to. Not because if Angus. If someone wants to get close to God then God will accept them. I just think Angus is making millions out of the gospel but Jesus clearly said “freely it is received and freely it must be given”

    Comment by Ruben | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Reply

  101. In Gods eyes we are all equal.No matter what race,male or female.God made us all.We are made in the Image of God.If you cut yourself,your blood isn’t black or white,its red.If we can’t treat each other equal and live and love one another on earth,how are we going to be able to get along in Heaven? People who truly believe in God and has Gods love in them,will also know that Jesus died on the cross not just for the whites or for the black,but for us all,because He loves us all the same.Today,Tomorrow and forever and always.Start Sharing Gods love,because God is Love.

    Comment by angelshearts | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Reply


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