An atheist believes Africa needs God

 | January 3, 2009 10:50 AM

The atheist, Matthew Parris, surprisingly agrees with my beliefs, that the world needs Christian missionaries.  What Iraq needs isn’t the surge, what it needs is missionaries to love the Sunnis and Shiites.  Israel and Palestine need missionaries.  North Korea needs missionaries.  Africa needs missionaries.  Christ is the only answer, the answer to the problem that we are all sinful and we cannot save ourselves.

Missionaries, not aid money, are the solution to Africa’s biggest problem – the crushing passivity of the people’s mindset …

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.

As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God | Matthew Parris – Times Online

2 Responses to “An atheist believes Africa needs God”

eyeman wrote a comment on January 5, 2009

It would be interesting to hear why he is still an atheist given his views and opinions.

seonghuhn wrote a comment on January 6, 2009

I would guess he would say Europe already has a Judeo-Christian worldview. But you’re right, it’s not wholly consistent.

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