One of our staff was sharing at our devotion about last years new doctrine that declared if you wear trousers you will go to hell. If you wear jewellery or perfume you will go to hell.
Our reading was Eph 2 – Not by works.
The false doctrine caused trouble in churches it nearly divided families – all because people don’t have the foundation of God’s word to judge and test these new ideas when they arrive.
Folks need to have God’s word in a language and form that they can access, understand and be transformed by.
Romans 12 says we need to test things against God’s word to check their validity – it occurred to me in that moment that it is pretty hard to so if you don’t have access to God’s word in the first place.
Nigeria has around 250 languages without a single word of scripture, or even a project started.