“Can we use money to pay for our sins? What if we make a sacrifice like Noah did?”
As I listened to a Tang* lady ask these questions, I thanked God that she is hearing the Creation to Christ Bible teaching in her language and believing God’s Word. She realizes that she is a sinner who needs some way to be made right with God and delivered from Satan.
“What if a person never… [several different ideas suggested]. Would they still have sin before God?”
Another Tang lady tried to figure out how a person could live a perfect life. Each time, the answer to her question was that regardless of what a person has not done, they were still born in Adam’s family and still a sinner. The questions some of the teenage girls were asking were along the same lines as they tried to figure out what sins they need to avoid to please God.
Thank you for praying for the Tang people. Some men and women who are hearing the Bible teaching are believing the truths that they are hearing about who God is (especially that He is holy and all-powerful) and about man (that we are born sinners). Some ladies seem to think that they are like Cain (who was rejected by God) because they are gardeners and did not seem to be understanding that Cain’s lack of faith was the reason the God rejected him and accepted his brother Abel.
Please be praying for the Tang people as the Creation to Christ Bible teaching continues into the 5th week (of 15). Please be praying that as they hear more stories from the Bible and see in those truths about God and man that the Holy Spirit will enable them to understand and believe what they are hearing. Please be praying that those who are trying to figure out how to “be good” will realize that it is impossible for them to be good in the sight of a holy God. Please be praying for those who are unclear on other truths that as they hear more stories of God accepting people and saving them on the basis of their faith in Him that they would begin trusting in God and the Savior He promised to fix their sin problem and deliver them from the power of Satan.
Thank you for praying for the Ina believers as they engage in their first church-plant to another language group. Please continue to pray for the men who are teaching the Bible lessons and the men and women who are discussing the lessons with people and answering their questions. Please continue praying for the Laniers and I as we work on translation and on formatting and printing the Bible lessons that the Ina believers have written. Thank you for praying for us!
*Names changed throughout this blog.