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A new movie

There is a new Christian movie out called “The End of the Spear”. It is the story of five young missionaries who were killed trying to reach the Auca Indians in the jungles of South America with the Gospel. All five of these courageous and faith-filled young men were speared to death. The year 2006 marks the 50th anniversary since that tragic event. I encourage you to see the movie, but it will raise some questions in your mind. How can God let that sort of thing happen?

These were devout, praying men of God. They had devout, praying wives who prayed for their safety. They believed God wanted them to do this. They were not there to find gold, riches, or personal fame. They were only doing this to reach yet another tribe with the glorious, saving Gospel, of Jesus Christ. Many people have asked, “So, why didn’t God protect them? How could God just let them die?”

Despite the deaths of their beloved husbands, the wives of these devoted missionaries believed in the goodness of God. They later went into that jungle and won the very men who speared their husbands to death to saving faith in Jesus. Those wives passed the test, but whether or not you past the test will depend on what you knew before the quiz is given.

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