Missionaries have been working among the Native American People for five-hundred years or more, yet only three to five percent of Native People in North America have responded favorably to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not because of a weak message. The message of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus is the most powerful message ever. But more because the gospel was presented in a way that threatened the culture of our host People. It was a European culture presenting the gospel through a European lens. While that works quite well within the European culture it was viewed as a threat to a People who had no understanding of European values and customs. It was seen as the "White Man's Religion."

In Acts, chapter 15 we see a similar situation as the Gentiles were beginning to follow Christ. The religious leaders demanded that they must be circumcised, just like the Jewish believers. After much dispute Peter said, "why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?" (Acts 15:10)

(More to come . . .)