Today we went to the same village. We probably saw a couple hundred people. Eyeglasses got real bottle necked again this morning. I was feeling the pressure but stayed true to sharing with each person the best I could. We had interesting conversations with the people. This village is very faithful to the Orthodox Church which says basically, you cannot be saved if you sin. There again, the majority of people believed it was unlikely they would go to heaven because they were just “too bad” and were unable to stop sinning. Their faces look very hard when they first speak. You know…like they’ve made peace with the idea. But when I told them the gospel in all his grace and forgiveness, their faces seemed to soften. And many times, tears would form in their eyes. My interpreter and I both noticed and discussed this transformation in their bodies and faces. Don’t get me wrong, I never preached the “no repentance required” doctrine. We just explained that after repentance, it is only The Lord Jesus IN us that brings a real transformation.
All day long it seemed appropriate for me to take people all through the biblia to prove my point. I told them, “This is how you can have assurance…” Then I flipped in the Romanian bible to Romani 10:9. Remember? “If we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Then, I would flip in the Romanian biblia to 1 Ioan 1:9. Remember this one, “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” And Ioan 14:6, ” Jesus told them, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me.” Thank goodness, it was easy enough for me to maneuver around the Romania biblia because the chapter names look very similar to English. 🙂
I learned during lunch from one of the interpreters, that when one of them jumped in to help with eyeglasses (because we were backed up) many people said, “no, we will wait to speak with them.” You know what that means don’t you??? They saw us sharing and THEY DECIDED they wanted to hear! There was no secret that not only
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