Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your letter. We do appreciate critical feedback, but you apparently misunderstand our position.
I have never written in support of apartheid. My opposition to apartheid was consistent, vocal and included in books such as: South Africa – Renaissance or Reformation?
My family came from the English liberal tradition and opposed the National Party government and apartheid on principle. I chose to study in a multi-racial theological college in the early 1980s when that was considered unacceptable. I received visits from the Military Intelligence, Security Police and National Intelligence Service for my missionary activities in communist Mozambique and writings, which they questioned as subversive. I was criticised and attacked by my own Baptist church for going into black and coloured townships, without a permit, in violation of the apartheid laws in the 1970s and 1980s.