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The Power of the Gospel to Transform Lives

The story is told of a college professor who visited the Fiji Islands. Being agnostic, he critically remarked to an elderly chief, ” You’re a great leader, but it’s a pity you’ve been taken in by those foreign missionaries. They only want to get rick through you.  No-one believes the Bible any more. People are tired of the threadbare story of Christ dying on a cross for the sins of mankind.  They know better now. I’m sorry you’ve been so foolish as to accept their story.”

The old chief’s eyes flashed as he answered. ” See that great rock over there. On it we smashed the heads of our victims. Notice the furnace next to it? in that oven, we formerly roasted the bodies of our enemies. If it hadn’t been for those  good missionaries and the love of Jesus that changes us from cannibals into Christians, you’d never leave this place alive.

You’d better thank the Lord for the Gospel; otherwise we’d already be feasting on you. If it weren’t for the Bible, you’d now be our supper!”

Psalm 19: 7-8  “The Law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.”