This topic is not as relevant in the Unites States because the dominant religion in the culture in Christianity. But in Cambodia it is an issue that often needs addressing. The dominant religion is Buddhism and as such Christians are often thought foolish, strange, and even crazy. When they go to the market the people know they are Christians and stare at them and even laugh at them. Business owners are often afraid to let it be known publicly that they are Christians in fear they will be hated and their businesses will fail.
Often young men and women are afraid to be visible Christians because it will be hard to find a wife or husband. If 95% of all people are Buddhist then finding a spouse becomes difficult.
But the Bible is very clear that we should not be ashamed of the Lord Jesus. And why would we be ashamed? Our God is wonderful…gracious, kind, just, and powerful. There is no good reason to be ashamed of Him or His word (Mark 8:34-38).
Yesterday was the third and final time for me to preach, Lord willing, while Chheng is gone. I felt compelled to teach on this subject. Click the play button below if you want to listen.As the Lord leads, please pray the believers in Cambodia would not be ashamed of Jesus or his words but that they would let the light of God in them shine for all to see.
Grace and peace,