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Citizen of the United Kingdom
Described by the Chicago Tribune, January 2001, as a 'social activist', as is every Christian in principle;
although now retired, is still on the ministerial list of the North American Baptist Association.
AUTHORSHIP
Some personal episodes of gratitude –   1. Buffelsbaai   2. Pretoria   3. Moçambique   4. Ridley Island  
See Also
SUMMARY STATEMENT
OF HIS FAITH
    For those who wish to know –
 Brief background and motivation:
Lloyd 
Thomas was raised in an evangelical Christian family of Baptist tradition and began studying Hebrew at age 15. At age 17, after a recurring dream of a half-completed tower, he migrated to a congregation of pentecostal/charismatic experience, and, after completing his secondary schooling, took clerical employment, began teaching Sunday School in a slum suburb (District Six), and became increasingly involved as a lay-preacher, during which time he completed his compulsory military training and regimental service, following which he then moved on to theological college.
Durban, South Africa
Marchwiel, North Wales
Grahamstown, South Africa
Cape Town, Western Cape
Pretoria, Transvaal
Lloyd
 completed a Diploma in Divinity in 1968, pastored Full Gospel and Baptist churches in South Africa while continuing further studies until 1991. He subsequently taught adult extra-mural classes at Salem College while supporting the ministry of the local pastor, and moved to the UK in 2001.
He 
returned to Cape Town, South Africa, in September 2005, but on a preaching tour in Canada in October 2006 was persuaded to accept the pastorate of a Baptist church in Prince Rupert, northern British Columbia, Canada, to which he moved in January 2007 and served there until end February 2009.
 
While in Prince Rupert, he was addressed one Wednesday night October 17, 2007, by a voice in his bedroom which awakened him three times with the emphatic statement: "There were unclean animals in the Ark as well as clean". In the morning he concluded that he should therefore treat those in the town outside his pastoral fold with equal concern, which led among other to his involvement with the victims of crime in the community and their related justice issues.
His abiding 
passion has been to understand the Bible in its own context, as its first readers did. To this end, ancient history has been a continuing interest. Accordingly, the only ultimate authority for him is the Holy Spirit whose basic directions are given in the Bible's words and perspectives, against which every understanding of His directions today must be measured, for the Spirit of God is consistent.
In view of this,  his pivotal persuasion is –
  the unfading dynamic of God's infinite affection — and His awesome purpose for humanity!
His choice of the eagle icon for this website arose from his time in British Columbia, Canada, home of their largest number, and his persuasion that it is only the Biblical perspective on life that gives the 'big picture' as an eagle sees over a landscape.
In 
consequence, the effective identity of every authentic Christian, which was described by the Lord Jesus as –
the  "light of the world"  and the 
"salt of the earth",
has become a profound conviction concerning Christian conduct on social and moral issues of society in general,
and on matters of justice in particular.
On this therefore,
 he believes that Christ's salt and light comments about the influence of believers in this world –
do not mean adding 'flavour' to human society or changing the 'hue' of this world as some foolishly believe,
 but that, within their own context, Christ's words have specific reference to –
stopping corruption and exposing evil in order to publicly show, even at personal cost,
the way forward for all humanity, regardless of creed or culture, in all places and at all times.
 
Hence, he believes  that the New Testament's summary statement of Christ's coming is also applicable today, namely:
 
 “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil” 
 1 John 3:8
But Lloyd  Thomas also has his detractors, who illustrate, as the Lord Jesus so aptly said —  
See:
Lloyd's
conflict with the
South African Police
Website Statistics Analysis
See:
 Local Popes 
 THE ENEMY OF TRUTH IS NOT IGNORANCE — IT  IS THE ILLUSION OF KNOWLEDGE 
It would be good for these persons to be reminded that Christ has only one church, within which spiritual divisions are
not permissible.
 


T H E     D E T R A C T O R S
Some persons quoted against him in this regard include messrs –
1 Martin Strange;
 
 
Steve Walsh and twisted sister;
   
Chris Bolus;       
     
Frank Pyde;  
         
Paul van der Merwe;    and   
           
Gavin van Heerden.
To their friends: please note that Lloyd accommodates neither hypocrisy nor disrespect (Titus 2:15).
In 2 and 3 above, much hurt was caused to many by the spreading of a very one-sided story,
which sadly then resulted in their total termination of any relationship to Lloyd.
In this regard then, the New Testament statement in 2 Timothy 4:14 is enough.
 "THE EARTH  IS  THE  LORD'S  AND  THE FULLNESS  THEREOF"
While Nelson Mandela was incarcerated in Robben Island prison, he found inspiration in Table Mountain:
"We often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain... To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain
was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return"
he said in a speech, and he did...
Matthew 13:57.
See:
Some Logical
Fallacies Used
Against Him
Note: the 'adhominem argument'
Book Draft Snippets:
  Israel in History   Joseph   Elijah   Esther   That Night  
 
Lloyd is also greatly blessed with the following direct descendants (to the fourth generation in terms of the Biblical counting)

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