• LES HENSON

Not Without a Witness

Les Henson


Suppose we believe that God is active in all the cultures and religions of the world that God has not left himself without a witness. In that case, we can also assume that there are aspects, instruments, or vehicles of God’s saving power within each culture and religion. That was certainly true among the Momina people of West Papua whom I worked among for nineteen years. The dominant theme within Momina worldview was the theme of ‘Life’. Within that theme, about twenty associate motifs had biblical parallels, which were instrumental in the communication of the gospel and establishing a biblical and theological foundation of the Momina faith. What we need to ask concerning our own context is: What are the aspects, instruments, and vehicles that God has maintained and persevered in Australian post-Christian culture, religions and secularisations for his saving purpose?

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