The story is told of a college professor who visited the islands of Fiji. An atheist, he critically remarked to an elderly chief, “You’re a great leader, but it’s a pity you’ve been taken in by those foreign missionary’s. They only want to get rich through you. No one believes the Bible anymore. People are tired of the threadbare story of Christ dying on the cross for the sins of all mankind. They know better now. Nobody back in the states takes it seriously. I’m sorry you’ve been so foolish as to accept their story. If I were you I would just go back to living the way you did before they came.”
The old chief’s eyes flashed as he answered, “Do you see that rock over there? On it we used to smash the heads of our victims. And there„” he said, pointing, “notice the furnace next to the rock? It was that oven that we formerly roasted the bodies of our enemies before we ate them. If it hadn’t been for those good missionary’s and the love of Jesus that changed us from cannibals to Christians, you’d never leave this place alive! You’d better thank the Lord for change; otherwise, we’d already be feasting on you. If it weren’t for the Bible, we’d be having you for dinner!”
The bible is the source of great and mighty changes… If we embrace it.