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The Value Put on Scripture by Indigenous Christians at the Novel Safely Home

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The Value Placed on Scripture by Chinese Christians in the Novel Safely Home. Safely Home is a fictional novel, written by Randy Alcorn, narrating the life of Li Quan, a persecuted Chinese Christian. Throughout the publication, as a result of his religion, he endures continuous prejudices with his family. The story line is made up also of Ben, the protagonist, an dumb businessman that considers most of the killing is due to citizen rebellion. What he doesn't know is that the Chinese are being penalized due to their Christian faith and devotion to God. (94-95) To further the concept of persecution, Christians in China shield Shengjing with their own lives, the Chinese Bible, a book holding a “house of gold”. (58) “The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold”, (Psalms 119:72) The Word from the mouth of God is jade for the Church in China. Shengjing is valued as bread of life and the everlasting fountain of living waters. ( (185) The Bible is the most effective tool given to the martyrs. Military forces do not prevail against the sacred Word from being spread. Scripture is passed from Li Quan's wife Ming, Quan's son Li Shen, and Quan's old roommate Ben to Quan. It's passed while Quan is in prison by writing them within a shirt. His family keeps in mind, Bibles in China are considered illegal literature, but the need to deliver the divine words is far greater than death. (197) so as to deliver the material Ben bribes a prison guard. What is astonishing to me is that the guard does not follow protocol to search the shirt. What makes the guard trust in Ben's answer that his friend likes extra large shirts? No matter the case, Quan is able to read the scripture written on the inside of the extra la...

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