Author Charl Van Wyk, who shot back at terrorists attacking a church meeting, will be touring the U.S. with tales of his African ministry, including his first-hand experience with Christian churches that aren’t prepared to defend themselves.
Van Wyk’s story of shooting back on July 25, 1993, when terrorists attacked and killed 11 people and injured another five dozen at a South African church, has been chronicled in “Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense.”
But police later told him the terrorists confessed their plan was to kill everyone in the church, possibly 1,000 people or more, and his armed response is credited with saving many lives that day.
Through his ministry with Frontline Fellowship, however, Van Wyk has been working in regions that could be called “war-torn” sections of Africa, except that in the Congo, for example, there is no one shooting back, no one armed like he was during the St. James Massacre to prevent further bloodshed. Rather than calling these places “war-torn zones,” Van Wyk contends, they should simply be called “murder zones.” Read More