Pathien Thucha

NUHMEI ṬI LE PATHIEN ṬI IN ANGNA

By  Samuel L Songate

The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
 and he makes known to them his covenant. [Psalm 25:15/ESV]

Sap ṭawnga a umzie inkawkal annawleh a umzie inletling char nisi, anachu umzie nei deua hmang nuom leia ziek kawp annawleh sukkawp chu  ‘oxymoron’  an tih a. Eini rawi hrietthiem theina dinga a entirna ṭha tak chu ‘Sudden Muanga’ hi a nih. ‘Sudden’ ti chu thawklekhata thil tlung annawleh thil inrang taluo hrilna a ni laiin, ‘Muanga’ ti ruok chu muongchâng, in awi deu tina a ni nawk thung. Chuleiin ‘oxymoron’ chu thil inkawkal tlat, inkawp theilo amiruokchu inkawp tlat, thil ni thei lo, ni bawk si hrilna nih.

A chunga Bible chang, tlar hmasa lem khi ei en chun, Pathien ruolṭha nina chu ama ṭituhai ta ding a nih tiin English Standard Version chun an let a. BSI Golden Juibilee Edition a khan “Lalpa thuruk chu ama ṭituhai kuomah a um a”  tiin ei inlet a. A umzie tak chu Pathienin a thurûkhai chen a mi’n kawltir nuom khawpa ama le inruolṭha ding chun ama ṭi hmasak phawt a ngai tina a nih. Khawvel dana chu ei mihriem ṭi zawnghai le inruolṭhat chu thil ni theilo a nih. Ramsa khawm ei ṭi zawng hieng Sakei, Savawm tihai hi chu inruolthatpui le innêlpui ding tinah ei tin meu nawh. Chu nek chun a ṭium lo hieng ui le mengte ti vel hi inruolṭhatpui le innêlpui a awlsam lem. Ṭi bawk ding, inruolṭhatpui bawk ding chu mak ve tak a nih.

Nikhat lai khan ka naupa naupang lem Joshua Thangdailo (kum 8) in “Papa, khawvelah iem i ṭi taka?” tiin a mi’n dawn a. Kei chun intipa deuin khawvela hin zuk ṭi ding bek bek ka hriet naw ngei ie tiin ka dawn a. Ama chun I ṭi pakhat ka hriet a tih a. Iem tia ka zuk indawn chun, “Mama a ni maw?” tiin a mi dawn a. Ka nui an za angreng khawp el a. Ka lungril chun ei nauhai khawmin ei ṭi zawng chu an lo hriet ve tho a ni hih ka tih a. Naupang hi an lo invet naw khawp el.

Ka naupa thil hril chu ka zuk ngaituo zui pei chun, an dikna chin umin ka hriet a. Ei nuhmei ei pasalhai chu ei hmangai leiin an lungril nat ding zawng ei thaw nuom nawh a, milai khawm mitmei ei inveng tawn hlak a nih. Chu umzie chu ei inṭi tawn leiin ei inza tawn tina a nih. Amiruokchu ei ṭi lai zingin an kuomah thlamuong takin imu inhnik takin ei zal thei bawk si. Ṭi bawk si, an kuomah thlamuong taka um thei bawk si. ‘Oxymoron’ chu a ni chieng khawp el.

Hi taka inthawk hin Lalpa’n theology thar a mi’n chuk tir niin ka hriet a. Pathien khawm hi a ṭi tu tu chu an thla a muong lem a, a tinaw tuhai an thla a muong naw lem thung. Ṭi a um e ti lo chun ei hnai po leh ei thla a muong zuol bawk si. Khawvela ei thil ti zawng chu ei hnai po leh ei thla a muong nawh a, ei fe hlat san po leh ei thla a muong lem a. Pathien ruok hi chu ei ṭi po leh ama ei hnai zuola, ei hnai po leh ei thla a muonga. Ama ei hlat po leh ei thla a muong thei naw lem thung.

Thil mak ve tak chu, Pathien meu khawm ṭi loa huoisen taka mani nuom dan dana hringnun hmanghai hi, ṭi nei lo nana na chu an thla muong lem awm tak, anachu an thla a muong thei chuong ṭhak nawh. Abikin ringtu piengthar tah le la piengthar lo khawm ni inla, Pathien ditnaw zawng suol thaw zing pum hin thlamuong taka um thei a ni ṭhak naw chu tie! Chuleiin ringtu pieng thar ni ta si, thlamuongna ei la nei thei naw a ni chun Lalpa mithmua suol awma inlang hrim hrim chu bansana, Bible tiem le ṭawngṭaia Lalpa le hun hmang rawn ding a nih.

Sandamna camp le crusade ei nei changa mi tamtak ei buoina chu thlamuongna tak tak ka nei thei nawh ti a ni tlangpui. Chuleiin camp le crusade a hai thlamuongna ei zawng hlak. Anachu Isu Krista nei lovin thlamuongna hi a hrana nei thei an nawh. Hla siemtu in,

“Nang Pathian nung chu I ni,

Engkim chung a roreltu,

I hnen loah hian thla a muang lo”

a lo ti angin, Pathien kuoma naw chu thlamuongna tak tak hi a um thei nawh a. Chu thlamuongna chu ama ṭituhai ta ding chauh a ni bawk. Chuleiin Pathien ṭitu indiktak nia, a kuomah thlamuong taka ei um zing theina dingin Lalpa’n a thu mal mi sawm pek raw se! (Pune, March 29, 2019)

 

 

 

 

KRISTA PASALṬHA: MISSIONARY JOHN ALLEN CHAU

By Samuel L Songate

Kâr hni vel liem tah khan American Missionary John Allen Chau (Kum 27) chu Bay of Bengal-a Andaman thlierkarhai laia pakhat North Sentinel Island-ah Isu Krista Chanchinṭha va hril tuma fe chu a ram mi Sentinelese hnamhai chun nunrawng takin a hringna an lo lak pek a. A hmutu haiin an hril dan chun a ruong khawm tuipui kama phaiphin lai chun an phum a, tu chen hin India sawrkar chun a ruong hi a la’n hlawm thei naw zing a nih. Hi thu hin khawvel hmun tin a deng suok nghal a, social media, print media le mass media a hai khawm hril a hlaw nasa hle. Thenkhatin chanchintha leia martyr a ni thu an hril laiin ṭhenkhat nawk thung chun an vet leia thi a ni zie le a thil thaw kha thil invêtthlâk a ni zie an hril nasa hle.

Sentinelese hnamhai hi aboriginal tribes, khawvela hnam khawlbing pawl tak, modern civilization in a la chîm phak lo la um sun tlawmte laia mi an nih. Chuleiin India sawrkar khawmin an population le an nunphung humhalna dingin an chengna North Sentinel Island hi The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Protection of Aboriginal Tribes Act of 1956 hnuoiah ‘exclusion zone’ in a puong a, puotieng mihai chu an chengna thlierkar a inthawka mel 5 biel sung hrim hrim a va fe khawm a khap bur el a nih.

Hieng hnamchawmhai hi British hai huna inthawk khan sawrkar le mimal ang zawng khawmin vawi tam tak va paw an tum hlaka chu an chengna thlierkar va hnai hrim hrim chu lawng le helicopter khawm nisien, thal le feihai hmangin an lo bei el hlak leiin tukhawmin an paw thei ngai naw a nih.  Kum 1880 khan British India sawrkar thawktu pakhat Maurice Vidal Portman chun an nunphung le khawsak dan hrietchiengna dingin mi paruk – naupang 4 le puitling nupa tuok khat chu sipai le ralthuom le inthawkin thawluina hmangin a va man a, Andaman khawpui Port Blair ah a hung ṭhuoi tawl a.

An chengna thlierkar nilo boruok dang le environment dang an ngei naw mani ding an damnaw ta nghal a, puitling nupa tuokhai chu sawtnawte hnungin an thi zui nghal el a. Hi lei hin naupang 4 hai khawm chu sawt hrentang ta lovin an chengna thlierkar a bawk chun  a va thak kir nawk hlawl a nih. Sentinelese hnamhai hi an population iengzat chie am a nih ti hih tukhawmin an hriet thei nawh. Helicopter a inthawk annawleh ral khata lawnga inthawka an inlang dan anga tiem chun tuhin 30-40 inkar vel ni dinga ring an nih a, amiruokchu an chengna rampui sungah tukhawmin an va hmu naw leiin 400 vel khawm an la ni el thei tia ring pawl an um.

John Allen Chau kha Washington state, USA a pieng niin,  Christian University inlar ve tak Oral Roberts University (ORU), Tulsa, Oklahoma a inthawkin a graduate a, kum 18 mi a ni lai khan vawikhat mission trip ah a fe a, chu taka inthawk chun missionary ni dingin a lungril siem fel in, missionary organization pakhat All Nations chu 2017 a inthawk khan a zawm tah a nih. Abikin khawvel hmun hrang hranga hnamchawm, chanchintha la hrelohai chun a lungril an lak bik leiin an chanchinhai suizuiin a ngaiven zing hlaka, chu taka inthawk chun North Sentinel Island a Sentinelese hnamhai kuoma chanchintha hril ding hin a lungril a siem fel tah a nih. Ama tum dan chun an chengna hmunah va fe a, an khawsak dan anga va khawsa ve a, an ṭawnghai inchuka anni ṭawng ngeia Bible inlet pek a tum a nih.

John Allen Chau kha October 16, 2018 in Andaman & Nicobar Island khawpui Port Blair a hung vuong lut a. Local mi ṭhenkhat ruol in a siem bakah ngamantu pakhat chu North Sentinel Island a tlungna dinga ṭhangpuitu dingin Rs. 25000/- hlaw in a ruoi bawk a. A thei ang tawka an puocha hnungin November 14, 2018 zantieng chun a ruolhai le chun a lungrila an vawi em em, Sentinelese hnamhai chengna thlierkar chu panin lawng in an inthawk suok tah a. A mi ṭhuoihai chun Sentinelese hnamhai suol zie le an chengna thlierkar hung hnai taphawt chu an lo that pei hlak ti an hriet leiin a hmun chen thak lovin a thlierkar a inthawka hla rak lo chen chu an va thak a. Chuongchun John Chau chu a khatin lawnglengte a inzâpin November 15, 2018 zingkar chun North Sentinel Island a va chuongkai a, Sentinelese mi ṭhenkhathai chun thal in an lo kap ngei a, a Bible khawm an kâp fuk nghe nghe a nih. Sienkhawm ama chun, “Ka hming chu John a nih, Isu’n a hmangai cheu” tiin a khêk khum tawl a nih.

November 16, 2018 zantieng chun a journal (diary) ah a sunghai ta dinga a lekhathawn nuhnungtak chu a zieka, chu zo chun lawnga inthawka râl khata ama lo nghaktu ngamantuhai kuoma chun a journal chu pe in, North Sentinel Island tieng bawk chun a kir nawk a. A zing November 17, 2018 chun ngamantuhai chu ama ngaiven dinga an hung nawka, sienkhawm rala inthawkin Sentinelese hnamchawm haiin John Chau a ruong chu tuipuikam lai keiphît in phaiphin lai an phum an hei hmu tah a nih. Chu phing chun Port Blair tieng hung kir nghal in, Chau a journal chu a ruolpa kuomah an pek a, a ruolpa chun America-a a ruol dang pakhat chu hril sawngin a nu kuomah Chau a thi thu chu an zuk intlun tah a nih.

Chau in a thi hmaa a journal-a a thuziek a inthawk hin missionary lungril indiktak puta, a hringna ngei khawm a chân thei a nih ti hre zing puma Sentinelese hai kuoma Isu Krista chanchinṭha inhriettir chu a tum a nih ti chieng takin hriet thei a nih. A nu le pa le a unauhai kuoma a thucha nuhnungtak a journal-a an ziek dan a hnuoia ang hin hei tarlang ei tih.

 

Bryan le Mary,  Nunu le Papa

 Hi chungchang a hin nangni chun invet in mi ti el thei, amiruokchu hieng hai kuoma Isu chanchin inhriettir hi a pawimaw ka ti hle sih a. An kutah ka lo thi pal a ni khawma lunginsiet takin anni chunga le Pathien lakah hung lungsen ṭhak naw ro. Chu nek hman chun nangni khawm a kona cheuah ringum takin hung um lem ro. Puonzâr in hung fe thleng  ve pha leh ei la’n hmu nawk ding a nih.

Hi ka thil thaw hi thil ṭangkai lo a ni nawh a – hieng Sentinelese hnamhai hin chatuon hringna an chang ve theina  dinga thaw lem ka nih. Thupuongsuo 7:9-10 in a hril angin Lalṭhungpha huol vela anni ṭawng ngeia Pathien an chawibiek ve hun ding hi hmu kâr ka nghakhla tak zet a nih. In rengin ka hmangai cheu a, Isu Krista neka hmangai lem khawvela hin ieng dang khawm hung nei naw ro ti hi ka ṭawngṭaina a nih.

 

  SOLI DEO GLORIA (Pathien Chauh Ropui Raw Se)

 

John Chau

11/16/2018 (0620)

John Allen Chau a thi thu November 21, 2018-a an hriet char in,  a rawngbawlna All Nations chun an website ah Chau a thi pawi an ti thu le an sûnna thu an tarlang nghal a. Khawvel ngai a chu John Allen Chau in Sentinelese hnamhai a va ‘approach’ dan le Isu Krista chanchintha va hril a tum dan hi ‘dan lo’ le ‘invet thlak’ nisienkhawm Isu Krista sandamna chanchinṭha la hrelo hai kuoma inhriettir dinga a hringna a va’n hlân hi chungtienga inthawka lo thlîrtuhai ta ding chun a va hlu awm char char de aw! India ramah Kristien maktaduoi 20 chuong ei um a, pakhat khawm hieng Sentinelese hnamhai kuoma chanchinṭha hril ngam ei la um naw laiin, hi American tlangval hin a hringna a hung inhlân tawp hi khawvelin invet tihai sienkhawm kei chu ka ngaisang a, a ropui ka ti bek bek leiin a chanchin hi tiem liem mei meia, tobopui mei mei ding chun ka’n thiem thei hlawl naw leiin ka la hung ziek suok hram a nih.  (Pune, November 30, 2018)

LEKHABU THLÎRNA: The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

By Samuel L Songate

 

Original Title: The Case for Christ

ISBN: 0310226058 (ISBN13: 9780310226055)

Edition Language: English

Series: Cases for Christianity

Literary Awards: ECPA Christian Book Award

Paperback, 367 pages

Published August 30th 1998 by Zondervan (first published 1988)

 

Hi lekhabu ziektu Lee Strobel hi Harvard International Law School graduate a nih a, kum iemanizat Investigative Journalist  anga sin a thaw hnungin 1980 khan The Chigago Tribune-ah legal editor in a kaisang a. A sinthawna kawngah hlawtlingna le kaisangnahai nasatakin dawng sienkhawm a mimal hringnun le a insung ruok chu that tieng nekin siet tieng a pan tiel tiel ve thung.  Chuong lai chun a nuhmei Leslie chun Kristien sakhuoah ringna a hung hmu thar  nawk a. Strobel hlak chu legal journalist ti takah, thil reng reng hi a fiena chieng taka a hmu hma chu awi nuom mei mei lo a ni bakah, Pathien um ringlo atheist a la ni nawk nghal.

Hienga a nuhmei Kristien a hung nih a, Isu Krista a hung ring el hi a ngai thei naw em em a. Isu Krista hi Pathien a ni naw zie le a chanchin khawm hi a tak tak a ni naw  thu chu a nuhmei ringna phet thlûk pekna dingin a sui ṭan tah a nih. Chuong chun Investigative Journalist a nina- a, a experience le a position bakah a thiemna le remhrietnahai po po hmangin theitawpin Isu Krista chungthu (case) chu thudik a ni le a ni naw, Pathien a ni le ni naw, a thonawk ngei le a thonawk ngei naw  hai chu thudik hmusuok tumin a sui tah a.

America-a Evangelical Christian Scholar inlar tak tak hieng – Craig Blomberg, Bruce Metzger, Edwin Yamauchi, John McRay, Gregory Boyd, Ben Witherington III, Gary Collins, D.A. Carson, Louis Lapides, Alexander Metherell, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas le  J. P. Moreland hai chu pakhat khat in kum hni sung in a interview seng a.  Hieng scholar hai a interview-na hai hi a bengvar thlâk in a ṭha thei em em a, ringnawtu hai ta ding chauh niloin ringtuhai ta ding khawma ei Pathien thu hi ringtlâk le innghatna tlâk a ni zie ṭhangsan ding pawimaw tak tak a um tawl.

Entirna dingin Bible (abîkin Thuthlung Thar buhai) hi skeptic le atheist tamtakin thu dik le ringtlak a ni naw bâkah, historical account anga pawm thei an nawh tia an sawiselna chung changah, Thuthlung Thar-a Isu Krista chanchin inziekna  hieng – Matthai, Marka, Luka le Johan hai hi eyewitness account (mit ngeia hmutuhai in an ziek le an hril sawng) a ni zie, chun a ziek hun hai khawm Isu thi hnung kum 30 le 70 inkâr vel, mit-a hmutuhai ngei tamtak an la dam lai ngei a ziek anni zie le,  secular historical account ṭhenkhat hieng Alexander the Great chanchin, ama Alexander a thi anthawka  kum 400 vel hnunga Arrian le Plutarch in an ziek chauh nisienkhawm historian haiin ringtlak le pawmtlak a an ngai thu le tekhi chun Bible a Isu chanchin an ziek hai hi chu zani lai chauh a thiltlung an record ang tluk a ni zie thu dam hin Bible hi ringtlak le innghatna tlak a ni zie a suk chieng zuol hle a nih.

Hieng hai baka hin Thuthlung Hlui-a zawlnei hrang hrang haiin Israel hai Messia hung ding an hrillawkna hai po po Isu hin a hung suk dik vawng zie identity evidence hmangin a hung sui a. Chun scholar thenkhat in Isu kha kraws-a an hemde zoa thlân-a an phûm khan a thi tak tak nawh tia an hril ‘swoon theory’ hai dam kha medical evidence hmanga Isu tuorna le an sawisaknahai kha dam pui zo ding a ni naw zie le, a nâka inthawka thisen le tui inpawl inchik suok khawm khan a thi ngei a nih ti a suk chieng zie thu Medical Doctor naran el ni lo Dr. Alexander Matherrel, M.D., Ph. D, a interview-na anthawka a hung suklang hai chu a tha in a pawimaw thei em em.

Hienga scholar hrang hrang mi 13 zet a interview hnung hin a ringnaw tieng daih in a case suizui chu  a hung inher suok a, Isu chanchin hi thukhel phuokfawm mei mei a nih ti hmu suok ta nekin Isu chanchin hi a tak tak ngei (historical account) a ni zie, Isu kha Pathien a ni zie, Kraws-ah a thi a, nithum niin a thonawk zie le, mi tamtak hai sandamtu, a nuhmei Leslie ngei sandamtu le ama Lee Strobel ngei khawm sandamtu a ni zie a hung hmu suok ta lem a nih. Ama hril dan chun Isu chanchin hi a tak tak a ni zie, Pathien naupa ngei a ni zie le a thia a thonawk a ni zie hai sukchiengtu (evidence dang dang) a hmu suok rawn taluo leiin Pathien a um nawh tia ṭhang khaw zing ding chun ringna hrat tak nei a ngai lem ding a nih a ti hiel a nih.

Hi lekhabu ziektu in evidence dang dang hmanga Thuthlung Thar ziektuhai, an ziek hun le khawvela lekhabu lai po poa manuscripts tam tak a ni zie, Isu chanchin hi thudik ngei a ni zie, Kraws-a a thi ngei zie le a thonawkna thu a suina-a scholar dang danghai a interview-na hai hin hrietna a suk zau el bakah  ei ringna a suknghet zuol hle a nih. Chu el khelah, hi lekhabu hi sakhuo danghai le Pathien um ringlohai hmaa khawm ei thuring  vawngdetna dinga mi ṭhangpuitu hmangruo  (apologetics tool) ṭha tak a ni bawk.

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