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Citizen of South Africa
SO  WHO  IS  THIS  GUY?
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, Cape Town   2. Pretoria   3. Moçambique   4. Ridley Island, Canada  
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SUMMARY STATEMENT
OF HIS FAITH/CREED
  Brief background and motivation:   
For those who wish to know
Lloyd 

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the circumstance
of Lloyd's own call to
the preaching ministry.
Thomas was raised in an evangelical Christian family of Baptist tradition and began studying Hebrew at age 15. At age 17, after a dream of a half-completed tower, he migrated to a congregation of pentecostal/charismatic experience, and later, after completing his secondary schooling, took clerical employment, began teaching Sunday School in a slum suburb (District Six, Cape Town), and became increasingly involved as a lay-preacher (Observatory, etc.), during which time he completed his compulsory military training and regimental service (Anti Tank Gunner, First City regiment), following which he then moved on to theological college (Irene, Pretoria) and extra-mural studies (Unisa).

Associated Places
Durban, South Africa
Marchwiel, North Wales
Grahamstown, South Africa
Cape Town, Western Cape
Pretoria, South Africa
Pietersburg, Transvaal
Prince Rupert, Canada
London, UK
Chester, UK
Lloyd
 completed a Diploma in Divinity in 1968, pastored Full Gospel and Baptist churches in (Pretoria and Cape Town) South Africa while continuing further studies until 1991. Between these pastorates, he had moved to Pietersburg (now Polokwane) to assist the Bapedi pastors of Lebowa. The church denomination however declined to recognise him (although at first being over-joyed that someone was willing to fill the gap among the black churches) because they had not budgeted for him. Lloyd therefore supported himself during this time until called to Cape Town in 1978.
On 
the death of his father in 1991, he discovered an envelope next to his father's bed titled 'Lloyd's Dream', of which he could remember nothing. It was of a dream at age 8-years which described in its symbol Lloyd's future call to the Christian ministry and its side-effect on his sister Ruth (today she is married to a Baptist pastor who had shared a room at theological college with Lloyd). That his father had kept this note so carefully beside his bed indicated the seriousness which he attached to it, and this was probably its encouraging purpose.
After 
1991 Lloyd taught adult extra-mural classes at Salem College (Bothasig) while supporting the ministry of the local pastor, and moved to the UK in 2001 (London and Chester).


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.
 
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 

 Lloyd on Facebook 
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 this meant that he should treat those in the town outside of his pastoral fold with equal concern, which then led among other to his involvement with the victims of crime in the community and related justice issues, including the exposure of on-going criminal activities. The long-term consequence of this is reflected in the two subsections of this website: regarding British Columbia (Canada); and the Western Cape (South Africa).
During 
this time in Prince Rupert, in view of the rapid development of the port, Lloyd also helped facilitate the development of a Christian ministry to the crews of visiting ships (Lighthouse Harbour Ministries) and received encouraging support from the local Port Authority and dedicated individuals from various churches.
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!
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 so 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
the way forward for all humanity, regardless of creed or culture, in all places and at all times.
 
  See:
Common
'Christian' Fallacies
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 Himself so aptly said —
See:
Lloyd's
conflict with the
South African
Police 'Service'
(not always a particularly
appropriate term)
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See:
 Local Popes 
Diotrephës Disease
 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.


H I S     D E T R A C T O R S
Some persons quoted against him in this regard include messrs –
1. Martin Strange;
 
 
2. Steve Walsh and his twisted sister;
   
3. Chris Bolus;       
   
4. Frank Pyde;      
       
   5. Paul van der Merwe;    and   
         
6. 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 (numbered to the fourth generation in terms of the Biblical counting)
 
Since 1823, when Anne Lloyd, daughter of Squire Thomas Lloyd, Denbighshire, Wales, married John Thomas of Llangadwaladr, Wales, in defiance, at Gretna Green, Scotland,
in each generation, one of their male descendants has been named Lloyd, in honour of their defi
ant union.

Michèle
2
 
David-Lloyd
2
 
Melanie
2
 
Kahlia
3
 
Rachel
3
 
Jamie
3
 
Tristan
3
 
Harriet
3
 
Gia
4

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