Friday, December 15, 2006

The Gospel in Waves

World magazine has recently awarded their 'Daniel of the Year' to two Episcopalian priests in Africa who have held on to their biblical convictions and refused to go along with the liberal movements of the US Episcopalians. This and other articles in this edition focus on a trend that I have also begun to observe.

It seems as though the church in Europe, who was for so long at a glorious crest of faithfulness has crashed. We can also see the steadily diminishing peak of piety from which our own United States began. Meanwhile, the waves are rising to great heights in many African and Asian countries.

These new Christians oversees view the Bible as the inerrant word of God and this gives them great zeal and unity. It will be interesting to see over the coming years what the last names of the great theologians to come will be. In a time not too far off, Christians, instead of translating our materials into other languages may see greater need to translate material in other languages into our own.

May we hold steadfastly to the word as we rejoice for our brothers and sisters being brought to Christ all over the globe.

"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3:8

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