In the Times of London, a correspondent has said that the Christian Church today has two radically different views of how to change the world. One way advocated is personal regeneration and spiritual and moral influence, represented by Billy Graham; the other, world revolution and the corporate church’s engagement in political affairs, represented by Martin Luther King.
A dramatic moment in the World Congress on Evangelism opened a wide window on the redemptive power of the Gospel. Two Auca Indians from the jungles of eastern Ecuador, where five missionaries were martyred about eleven years ago, told how they had “lived like animals before we believed” and how Christ has transformed them and the Auca village of Tiwaeno.
No sooner had these Indians finished giving their witness for Christ at the Berlin Kongresshalle than a black-skinned African delegate stood up, ran down the aisle, leaped onto the platform, and threw his arms around one of the Aucas in a fervent Christian embrace. Only a century ago the Gospel had reached the interior of Africa; now Auca and African could rejoice together in the redemptive power of Christ over the dark forces of a fallen world.
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