Update from Ted Allston, CABC lecturer in Juba South Sudan
Jonathan and I both teach each day. On alternating days we teach 3.5 hours, then 1.5 hours.
We ran across a major problem in the students’ thinking/belief yesterday. Teaching that one of God’s attributes is justice, we found that these brothers (at least an apparent majority of them) believe that they will be judged for some of their sins at a future judgment. It seems they don’t understand grace for salvation, the completeness of the work of Jesus, and are confused about the Judgment Seat of Christ. So pray for us. A well-qualified teacher taught them Romans earlier in the program, yet they still have this confusion, which indicates a long-held and firmly held idea about these truths. We can’t just explain the truth, but must be used by the Spirit to convince them of the truth. We can explain, but the Spirit must convince. And, seeking to be fair, we may not understand exactly what they believe yet, and may be “accusing” them improperly. So, again, pray for us and for them.
Weather has been beastly hot during the day, but nights cool off. That’s good since we have electricity here at SIL Guesthouse only during segments of the day, and not at all after 10.30 PM. Public electricity is non-existent here right now, at least in this part of town.
Please continue to pray for the labors in Juba, South Sudan.