LEVELS OF MEANING
A missionary acquaintance of mine was working in Indochina shortly before the fall of Dien Bien Phu. He was taken captive by a band of Communist guerillas and held for several weeks. During this period he became very friendly with their young officer, and taught him English by means of the Bible. Toward the end of this time they sat discussing an impending operation in which the guerrillas were going up against tremendous odds. When the missionary pointed out that he might die, the officer thought for a moment and then said quietly, “I would gladly die if I could advance the cause of Communism one more mile.” then he made this telling comment, “You know, as you have read to me from the Bible I have come to believe that you Christians have a greater message than that of Communism. But I believe that we are going to win the world, for Christianity means something to you, but Communism means…
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