“Are you reading the Bible?” I asked as I sat at the kitchen table with a friend of our son’s, Aadesh.
“Yes,” he replied. Aadesh had asked for a Bible earlier this summer after I had told him that the Bible had a lot to say about financial principles.
“What are you reading?”
“Romans,” he replied.
Wow! I thought. What a deep book of the Bible to start in!
Aadesh explained that some other people had recommended Romans as a good place to start with to learn what God says about finances.
He was very interested and seemed to agree with me as I explained how Jesus’ resurrection validated His claims to be God. I had never talked to Aadesh before about his spiritual background and was not surprised to learn he comes from a strong Hindu background.
Aadesh is leaving for Oxford in a few months and feels he needs to make a decision about his faith now because he knows he will face moral and ethical decisions as a neurosurgeon. I was really impressed with his humility in recognizing this need. He was willing to take a book from me called Choosing Your Faith by Mark Mittelberg which I had purchased with him in mind.
Our conversation went very well, but I later realized, because of his background, Aadesh views Jesus as one god among many. He is exploring which god to choose and I was really not on the same wavelength as he was. In the future, I will need to write to him about Jesus’ claims to be the only way to God.
Today, I am sending him a narrative version of The Roman Road and am trusting God to speak to Aadesh through His living Word.