vendredi 10 octobre 2003

Field trips

Going to a Buddhist temple tomorrow and a Mormon temple on Sunday after church. Pray that God will protect our spirits and give us discernment as we head into unsafe territory. I know the enemy will be attacking us and that we need to keep our guards up. Thankfully, the groups I'm going with will be having prayer before and afterwards. I really wish I didn't have to go to either but if I'm to study these religions, then I need to understand what people in other religions are doing. I just have such a desire to reach those who are far from God, and I guess this will give me a better picture of these people.

"Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."
- 2 Corinthians 4:1-6