Monday, February 19, 2007

Sanitation is Important

Some anthropologists think otherwise.

They resist missionary efforts of any kind because they think missionaries are changing cultures. However, what they don’t understand is that when the gospel changes hearts it also brings other attendant blessings. Case in point: a newly converted father who now has a concern for the health and welfare of the children under his care. As an unconverted man, he couldn't see the benefit involved in the hard work to put in a pure water system. When told by the missionary that a safe water system would mean the children of the village would no longer be threatened by the many water borne diseases that often bring death, he replied, "Why would I go to such trouble? I can always have more children." But once he came to Christ things changed. He had a new heart and a new concern for his children and his neighbors.

There is no virtue in living without pure water and sanitation systems.

While we, in the west, have the opportunity to live healthy lives, why are others bound to a 30-year life expectancy for the sake of ‘protecting’ cultures?!

Let’s not perpetuate the anthropologist’s
“human zoo”!

If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture,
"YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,"
you are doing well.

But if you show partiality, you are committing sin
and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
James 2:8-9

1 Comments:

At 9:13 PM, Blogger angel said...

Muy bien Very good... The Loor blesd yuo job,amen,pastor fundador de iglesias en Peru, en costa sierra y selva......Email
angel_bcolmenares@hotmail.com

 

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