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CONCLUSION:  Based on scripture, the sky proclaims the work of God’s hand.  The whole earth is full of his glory.
Nature speaks so loudly of God’s glory, that men are without excuse.

Many third world tribe members are in tune with nature.  Nature speaks to them of a great creator or great spirit.
They see the testimony of creation and know someone greater than themselves had to create their surroundings.
They can know the great spirit because they are not distracted by the things of modern society.

By believing and opening their hearts to the Great Spirit/Holy Spirit, they allow the Holy Spirit to live
in them and cover their sinful souls with his righteousness.

The Holy Spirit may even counsel or communicate with them.  If so, probably in away that uses nature and natural
conditions.

Again, as we read in “Point of Salvation,” the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the actual point of salva-
tion.  Yes, many third world tribe members, who have never heard of Jesus, have received salvation
and are living in heaven today. 

Next week we will begin “Holy Spirit speaks.”  A study about how the Holy Spirit speaks to believers.  This will be
our final study concerning the Holy Spirit.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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Last week we read that nature itself speaks of God’s glory.  Nature speaks so loudly of God’s glory, that men
are without excuse.

Many third world tribe members are one with nature.  Also, many early American Indians were one with nature.
Nature spoke to them of one greater than themselves.  Someone had to create this magnificent sur-
roundings.  They even spoke of the Great Spirit.

Here’s one example.  Early American Coast Indians had an abundance of shellfish for food.  They considered the
shellfish a gift from God and no part of the gift should be wasted.  Therefore, after eating the insides, they used
the shells as scoops, spatulas and tools.  They also used the shells to make jewelry and necklaces.

Although early American Indians may have never known Jesus or the characteristics of God, they knew a great
spirit.  By believing or having faith in the Great Creator or Great Spirit, the Holy Spirit lived in them 
and covered their sinful souls.

Again, as we have read in “Point of Salvation”, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the actual Point of Sal-
vation.  Yes, many third world tribe members and early American Indians, who have never heard of
Jesus, have received salvation and are living in heaven today.

Next week we will conclude Third World Tribes.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Last week we reaffirmed that salvation comes from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  Now the question becomes,
can third world tribe members know and receive the Holy Spirit?  Let’s read several scriptures.

Psalms 19:1  The heavens declare the glory of God;  the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Isaiah 6:3  And they were calling to one another:  “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;  the whole world is full
of his glory.

Romans 1:20  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- his eternal power and devine
nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without
excuse.

These three scriptures tell us that nature itself speaks of God’s glory.  Nature speaks so loudly of God’s glory,
that men are without excuse.

Here’s a personal example.  When I was age twenty-one, I worked in a summer camp.  There was no television, not
many vehicles, no material things.  Just camp counselors helping campers while living in nature.  As a result, my
sole settled.  My sole was peaceful.  I could appreciate nature.  The blowing of the wind, ruffling leaves, fish jump-
ing, animals like deers, squirrels and birds moving through the forrest, wild cloud formations over the mountains,
pastel orange and blue sunrises and bright shooting stars during pitch dark nights.

In a similar way, many third world tribe members are one with nature.  Also, many early American Indians were
one with nature.  Nature spoke to them of one greater than themselves.  Someone had to create this
magnificent surroundings.  They even spoke of the Great Spirit.

Next week we will look at an example of early American Indians respect for God.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

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Welcome.  Let’s begin to answer the following question.  Can third world tribe members be saved if they have never
heard of Jesus?

We have read in “Point of Salvation” that the actual point of salvation is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  It has al-
ways been the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  Let’s read several more scriptures to confirm this truth.

Mathew 12:30  He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.  And so I tell
you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

Mathew 12:32  Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man (Jesus) will be forgiven, but anyone who 
speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or the age to come. 

Mark 3:28  I tell you the truth,  all sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.  But whoever blasphe-
mies against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven;  he is guilty of an eternal sin.

Luke 12:10  And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man (Jesus) will be forgiven, but anyone who 
blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

John 3:5  Jesus answered,  “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born 
of water and Spirit.

2 Thessalonians 2:13  …, because from the beginning, God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying
work of the Holy Spirit and through belief in the truth.

There is no doubt that salvation comes from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  So the question becomes, can third
world tribe members receive the Holy Spirit?  Next week, we will read more scripture concerning this question.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff