Koreans Successfully Evangelized When Protestant Missionaries Used Native Name Hananim for Benevolent Creator


All the people of the ancient world had knowledge of the Creator, whom the Jews called Elohim, and for instance known by the Koreans (after the Tower of Babel) as Hananim, that name which was the key to a great wave of evangelism a century ago when the Protestant missionaries found that the Bible made sense to the Koreans using the name Hananim, the benevolent Creator. In Don Richardson’s great book Eternity in Their Hearts, the author tells the story of successful evangelism all over the world through the use of what he calls the General Revelation given to all humankind, the knowledge that there is the benevolent Creator having given all people conscience (meaning with knowledge) to which to respond.