Why do you think are so many people coming to evangelizations in Africa?

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  1. xdisciplex

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    Is it because the African people are more receptive to God or is it because they're more naive and more open to everything which has to do with supernatural stuff? I ask myself if all the converts at huge evangelizations are even real converts or wether these people which are so willing to go there and to accept Jesus would also accept another god if it was offered to him by a white man. I mean maybe they would also accept Buddha or whatever if it was presented to them by white men. What do you think?
    I was just switching channels and I saw a video of such a huge evangelization in Africa and they were all cheering and waving their hands and somehow I asked myself wether this is real or wether they're only accepting Jesus because maybe they hope that they'll get a better life and become rich and so on. :confused:
    I have heard that many of the converts at such giant evangelizations aren't real converts and that the churches there cannot even deal with all these people and take care of them. Does this then even make sense?
    Or can you imagine something like this happening in the USA or in Europe? Huge evangelizations where hundred thousands of people go to? I cannot imagine this even though some charismatics claim that this will happen in Europe and the USA but I don't know if this isn't just the typical revival stuff which they always talk about.
     
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    Christianity is established here, so people are used to it, and many nominally adhere to it, others have had bad experiences with it and abandoned it, so people like this will ignore evangelization. But in lands like Africa where it is freesh and new, and offers a hope their familiar religions don't, they will be more receptive to it (While the former "Christian" West now seems more receptive to other religions).
     
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    Keep in mind also the fact that Africa was the main goal in early evangelization by the so-called Western Church from the 1700's.

    Missionaries went to Africa and set up schools as well as local churches. Read early books about missionary work and 9 of 10 books were about Africa.

    Cheers,

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    Hmmmm, does this mean that the Africans are simply open to everything which is new and they would also be open to other things which are new and this phenomenon isn't directly linked to christianity?
    I mean I somehow ask myself wether all those which accept Jesus so freely really know what this means or wether they are simply desiring some hope and wether they wouldn't also accept something else.
    I wonder if the people would also come to evangelizations of the Raelians. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    This is not new. Read Acts. On more than one occasion there were thousands added unto the church.
    Be more specific to which part of Africa you are talking about please.
    My Grandmother was a Missionary nurse to South Africa (Swaziland) in 1915-1926. She saw many come to the Lord. In fact at a place called Pig's Peak there is a hospital with an entire wing dedicated to her and her work with those people. I am sure you aren't referring to Ethiopia either since the Coptic church has been there for millenia. Remember the Ethiopian eunich?
    There are also reports of thousands coming to Christ in crusades held in Korea or Thailand. Does this mean Asians are simply open to something new?
     
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    The Africans were not open to any new ideology that came along. They were open to a people who presented the Lord Jesus as a new hope in their lives, followed by an education and a way of life. Some walked for many miles and days to get to a missionary.

    An African, long gone now, Levison Muchunga, once told me: "When Europeans are saved, they remove the ceiling for contact with God. When Africans are saved, they also knock out the walls to walk in the light." It was a vibrancy to their new found faith in Christ.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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