Friday, 24 June 2011

Uncontacted tribes

According to this article, the Brazilian government estimates that there are 68 isolated tribes living in the Amazon.

Note from the article that the Brazilian government views missionary activity as a threat to such tribes. This view is effectively countered by Steve Saint's book, "The End of the Spear"; in the Amazon tribe he worked amongst, 50% of tribespeople died as murder victims before the gospel came: after it came, murder was wiped out.

The Bible teaches that all the tribes of the earth must be blessed through the promises of Christ given to Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3). Who is going to reach them? Who is going to pray for those people to be raised up? Christ gave the church a commission to "Go"...

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