The True Light Now Shineth

Samenvatting: Written specifically for some Australian Indigenous languages in Central Australia in the early 1950s. It refers very specifically to Australian Aboriginal customs. Message includes: God the Creator is now calling all men. Story of fall, giving of law and breaking of it. Jesus kept God's law and died for us and His life is now available for us. You must choose.

Scriptnummer:X25
Taal:English
Thema:Fear; Saviour of Sinful Men; Creation; Light/Darkness; Sin, disobedience; Satan (the devil)
Gehoor:Animist
Stijl:Monolog
Genre:Exhortation
Moeilijkheidsgraad:Simple
Doel:Evangelism
Bijbelse verwijzing:Paraphrase
Toestand:Approved

Dit script dient als basis voor de vertaling en het maken van opnames in een andere taal. Het moet aangepast worden aan de verschillende talen en culturen om het zo relevant mogelijk te maken. Sommige termen en begrippen moeten verder uitgelegd worden of zelfs weggelaten worden binnen bepaalde culturen.

Tekst van het script

Men and women, listen! For a long time we have listened to the stories of the Dreamtime. We have danced many corroborees. We have kept our laws. We have been afraid of the devils, too. We wailed when our friends died. We did not know God. Now God has sent a message to us. He is calling us to Himself. He is saying, “Come, and we will talk together.”

Who is God? God made the earth and the sky. God made the fire and water. God made the trees and rocks. God made the sun, the moon, and the stars. God made the goanna, the possum, and the emu. God made the brown kangaroo, the wallaby and the owl. God always is. God made all spirits. God made man and woman. God made all things. God is the Father of all.

God has shown this to us. In the beginning all things were good. Afterward one spirit became proud. He turned against God. Many spirits followed this one. He became the Devil. His name is Satan. Satan is always fighting against God. God is good and true. This Devil is wicked. He is a liar. God cast him down to earth. He deceived man. Satan is still tricking man. He will snatch away God’s Word from you. Listen carefully! Hide God’s Word in your heart.

God said to man, “Keep My Word. If you do not listen to My Word you will die.” Satan said to man, “You will not die.” Satan always tells lies. Man listened to Satan. Man broke God’s Word. God says, “Today everyone has broken My Word. All people have done wrong. Not one stays good.” God is always right. We listen to Satan. And we die.

Listen! God is loving. He was sorry for us. He sent His only Son to this earth from Heaven. God’s Son, named Jesus, took on a human body. He came to die for us. Jesus kept God’s Word. He was always good. He did no evil. Afterward He died for us. He died for you, for me. Why did Jesus die? God put our sins on Him. When God was hitting the bad, Jesus stood in front of us. God did not want us to go to that Satan place. Jesus died for us. After three days, Jesus arose from the dead. He went back to Heaven. He always lives. Jesus’ good life became available for you. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” When we come to Jesus, He gives us God’s Holy Spirit.

We did not know this before. We were afraid to die. We were walking in darkness. Now God has given us a great Light. This is true. Jesus will give us a new life. If we reject Jesus, we will be lost forever. Only Jesus can take us to Heaven when we die.

We cannot walk on two roads. You must choose yourself which way you will go. Are you going to walk in the darkness, or will you follow God? Which way will you go?