Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Free iPhone App Could Revolutionize World Evangelism

Contact: Trisha Ramos, Living Waters Publications, 800-437-1893

18 /Christian Newswire/ -- In our pluralistic society, few people have to travel to a foreign mission field to find those of other faiths who speak another language. Neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces are filled with people of different religions who need to hear the gospel--but often can't, because they don't speak English. But a new app for iPods, iPhones, and iPads, called the GM28, now makes it possible for Christians to witness to them in their own native tongue, without having to learn the language.

Produced by
Living Waters, the ministry of evangelist Ray Comfort, the app can be freely downloaded to an iPhone, iPod or iPad, and presents the gospel using an interactive questionnaire. According to Comfort, the app was birthed out of a frustration of not being able to witness to those who didn't speak English. "It's very simple to use, and it really works," Comfort said. "The first time I tried it, I shared the entire gospel with someone who didn't speak a lick of English, and he completely understood every word!" Currently available in 10 languages, Living Waters' goal is to have the gospel translated into 100 languages.

GM stands for "
Gospel Mate" and the 28 is from Acts 2:8 ("And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?"). Whether trying to reach the lost in our own nation, or serving as a missionary overseas, anyone can now present the gospel in another language, and it is free and is as simple as pressing a button.

To download this free app go to www.theGM28.com.


Blobfish said...

The transformation of information via the internet is astounding. With it more people are fact finding and dismissing unproven beliefs. Religions are surprisingly decreasing in our modern times just as the old gods of the past.
There will come a day I'm sure, though not in my life time, when the Bible will be regarded as a Hebrew mythology just as it predecessors from which it was taken, primarily the Sumerian and Egyptian mythologies.
Ahhh, the technological advancements of Science.

Azou said...

Ain't science great*?

*So long as it doesn't contradict your worldview.

Greg Rice said...

"Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." (Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, and Luke 21:33)

Dear blobfish,

These are the words of Jesus Himself and have been passed down for over two millennia, despite scoffers who not only said that the Bible would become irrelevant, but actively worked to totally eradicate the scriptures from the face of the earth. And yet, it's still here!

The Bible is the best-selling book of all-time in spite of the great opposition to it. It is the only book to have survived its opposition when most other books enjoy a level of popularity for a time but then fade from the scene. Even other so-called "holy" books have never had the same level of opposition and therefore cannot even compare with the Bible.

Take the time to read it for yourself. If you find it in error, present your evidence, not platitudinous accusations based on your own bias. Remember, burden of proof lies with the plaintiff, not the defendant. If you are going to attack it, make sure your evidence lines up. But if you do find it reliable, will you have the courage to acknowledge it? I pray that God grants you his gift of grace and faith so you may come to Him in repentance and faith.

Please do not take this as a personal attack. It is certainly not meant to be so. I only ask that you approach this issue with true intellectual honesty and genuine desire to know the truth. With that approach, maybe discussions such as this one can remain in the realm of civility.

Greg Rice said...

Hey Trish,

Living Waters has done it again. What an incredible tool to reach more people for Christ. You all are such a blessing!

Azou said...

Hey Greg, there's a ton of books you should check out by this dude named Homer. No, not Simpson. Still popular and read after all these years.

And how long does a book have to wait to become true? There's still great faith in the Qur'an after a few centuries. Does it have to wait a straight millenium or two? At which age did the Bible age enough to be considered accurate without any empirical evidence?

Sorry Greg, age does not make something more or less true.

Nohm said...

"But if you do find it reliable, will you have the courage to acknowledge it?"

I've never really understood this line of thinking. You're implying that we would reject the truth simply because we don't like it.

No, that's our accusation leveled at people like yourself, Greg.

If I found information to be reliable, why WOULDN'T I acknowledge it?

As for "If you find it in error": there was no world-wide flood 4,000 years ago.

People don't live until they're 900 years old.

Super-evolution (post-flood) did not happen.

The human race did not evolve from just eight people, 4,000 years ago.

The math on all the above DOES NOT WORK.

Fish With Trish said...

Greg, glad you're blessed by the app. I've joked with him that he's a couple years too late. We could have used this when we filmed 13 countries in 13 days for The Way of the Master Season 4. :-)

Stephen Tan said...

Is there gonna be an Android version?

Fish With Trish said...

Not that I've heard. ;-(