Christen Party/Christian Party
The Christen Party/Christian Party (CP) is a Protestant Christian Democratic Party, in South Africa,formed in October 2005.The party membership is open to everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as Saviour and the Bible as the inerrant word of God. The CP declares the following in its founding statement: The Christian Party seeks to glorify God through our political participation in South Africa in a manner which will educate, inform and promote the Biblical Worldview and apply the Lordship of Jesus Christ to all areas and aspects of our daily life. The vision of the CP is: South Africa governed by Christian Government in accordance with God's Word. The CP is registered with the Independent Electoral Commission Of South Africa and is entitled to participate in all elections in South Africa;Local,Provincial and National.
The CP was formed after Louis JB Marneweck a Member of the Provincial Legislature for the Freedom Front Plus, in Mpumalanga Province, broke away to form the CP.Louis J B Marneweck was also the provincial leader of the Freedom Front Plus in Mpumalanga and a member of the FF+ National Federal Council.
It was represented with one seat in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature from 2005 to 2009. Its representative, Louis J B Marneweck, was the Chairperson of the Select Committee on Public Accounts.