Thousands of cult members who used to worship a mythical messiah figure they believed to dwell inside a nearby volcano are giving their hearts to Christ after viewing the Jesus film.
The people on the isolated South Pacific island of Tanna, in the country of Vanuatu, have long put their faith in John Frum, a figure they insist is a former American GI during World War II who will someday emerge from the volcano and shower his believers with wealth and knowledge.
Frum has been described as a combination of John the Baptist, Uncle Sam and Santa Claus. Yet members of the cult quickly forego their volcano “god” after viewing the Jesus film.
“The Jesus film touched a lot of lives …[at] the crucifixion part… People came forward with tears and repentant heart because they could realize why Jesus had to die on the cross…”
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Friends, it’s still the preaching of the cross that is the power of God. The message of the Good News is timeless, not bounded by national borders or ethnicity, and continues to draw people to the Savior all over the world. Let’s not forget this simple truth here in America and keep preaching the cross. JL