|An Africa map showing old names - from 1950's|
But in describing why he went out as a missionary I felt he wrote an entire lifetime sermon and want to share it and make it available to a new generation.
"The sin question must be settled before we can cope with the multiplied problems of the social and economic need.
Suppose Jesus was right when He declared, "I am the way, the truth, and the life" I am THE WAY, not merely one of the many religious ways in the world, but the only way. For, to make His meaning crystal-clear, He adds the illuminating word, "No man cometh unto the Father but by Me."
Again, "I am THE truth," not merely a truth amoung many truths. We do not dispute the fact that the non-Christian religions contain truth, even much that is beautiful truth. And truth the world over is from God. But Christ does not merely teach truth, HE IS truth incarnate: He is truth personified. And that is the reason He is forever calling men to come to Himself. Not alone to follow Him, but first of all to obtain the life which makes the following possible.
If He were no more than a teacher, though the greatest of all teachers, His constant use of the pronoun "I" would stamp Him as a charlatan or a fool. But from the lips of Deity that little pronoun bridges the chasm that separates man from God and brings Him near in saving, sanctifying grace.
|Victoria Falls in 1990's|