Echoes of God's story in other cultures

Scripture reference

Acts 17:22–31 (ASV)

22And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, and said, Ye men of Athens, in all things, I perceive that ye are very religious. 23For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. What therefore ye worship in ignorance, this I set forth unto you. 24The God that made the world and all things therein, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25neither is he served by men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26and he made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation; 27that the...


God leads Bruchko to use some of the spiritual legends of the Motilone people to explain the significance of the coming, dying and resurrection of Christ, and how to walk with him in faith. Not long after, the first Motilone put his faith in Christ.
In attempt to make the gospel plain to Kusaho, Don Richardson and John Wilson used the Yali “place of refuge” concept as an analogy pointing to Christ as man’s perfect Refuge. And it worked, for not only did Kusaho and his companion comprehend the message better but promised to used same to evangelize to fellow Yali tribesmen.
While sharing the gospel with a Turkish student, Christy Wilson was wise enough to bring home to him the message of Christianity, deploying redemptive analogies and associating the gospel with his homeland. By the time she was done, he was more than willing to accept Jesus into his life.
Don Richardson, a missionary to the cannibalistic Sawi people of Irian Jaya, witnessed an incredible ceremony done to make peace between two warring tribes. He realized that this was the vital link between their understanding and the Good News of Jesus Christ.