Daily Topic for October 02, 2017

James 2:13, NET
There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.

Pray for God’s mercy to triumph over judgment in India.

Jones Biography, Continued

by KC

“We may not agree with what Dr. Jones is saying, but we can certainly all try to be like Jesus Christ.” Thus said an Indian leader before E. Stanley Jones spoke before a crowd in urban India. He took the message of Christ to India’s major cities at evangelistic crusades as well as at universities. He initiated “round table conferences” where people from different religious persuasions gathered to give their testimonies of how their religious experiences have changed their lives. Some came to refute the gospel or to explain why their religion was the best, but others came to accept Christ’s way of life.
In 1925, Jones wrote a book called, The Christ of the Indian Road that sold over a million copies. It was the first of 30 books that he wrote. According to one web site, his books have been “read around jungle fires, studied by armies and governments, quoted in parliaments, and banned and burned by communists.” Jones commented, “If reconciliation is God’s chief business, it is ours—between man and God, between man and himself, and between man and man.” He did much to reconcile different religious communities, but the communists were a different matter. Perhaps part of their objection to Jones was his 1935 book entitled, Christ’s Alternative to Communism.

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Pray that today’s missionaries will understand their role in bringing about reconciliation between man and God.


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