In a recent article, Matthew Parris, columnist for The Times newspaper of London, England, indicated, that while he is an atheist, he believes that the people of Africa need, not only foreign aid, but also the transformational power of Christianity. Here’s an excerpt:
Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa: sharply distinct from the work of secular NGOs, government projects and international aid efforts. These alone will not do. Education and training alone will not do. In Africa Christianity changes people’s hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.
For the entire article, click on the link here.
Maybe people in other parts of the world could benefit from Christianity also. What do you think?
Great post and article! Eventhough this atheist may deny the existence of God and the power of Christ, he sees the power of influence at work through the love of those who are in Christ. This influence has given Africa a hope that has converted into progress for the Africans it has touched.
Excellent post! What Africa, and the whole world for that matter needs is not religion but true followers of christ who would love instead of condemned, would spread the truth of God’s words!