Egypt (MNN) ― The World Bible Translation Center recently took part in an International Book Fair in Cairo. Many Muslims and Arabs purchased the Easy-to-Read Arabic New Testaments.
The ERV translation has many advantages over traditional translations due to uncomplicated grammar and contemporary words that effectively communicate the truth of the hope of Christ.
As more interest grew, the team attracted notice of the police. On three different occasions, authorities observed the team talking intently with the attendees. That led them to arrest one team member and put him in jail.
While the constitution allows for freedom of conversion, it seems to give preference to Muslims. Christians are treated as second-class citizens, denied political representation, and many times, discriminated against.
The WBTC team member was later released, and the team compared their experience to that of the Apostles in Acts 5. According to WBTC, when they were questioned, the team told the police that when people ask about the Bible or Jesus, "We can't say that we don't know!"
That worldview is at the heart of the church-planting movement. WBTC is committed to providing the Easy-to-Read Bible to aid in bringing people to an understanding of who makes up the church and how the church is to work. The ERV Bibles and New Testaments are available in 30 languages around the world to ministries and churches working to plant more churches. Click here if you can help support WBTC.