About Dr. Ian Traill

Dr. Ian Traill is a missionary to China where he has been for more than 15 years. Previously he had planted a Church in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia and now he is involved in planting Churches in China and developing Traillblazer, Tony Smits Bible College throughout the nation. Arriving in August 2000 to take up a position teaching English at Universities and Colleges, working as a "tentmakers" ministry, he has been conducting Bible classes and training people in the area of leadership with the view of them starting their own home church. Ian has a strong desire to bring teaching to the people, thus he has written many books. A missionary is one who is sent to cross over geographic and cross-cultural boundaries to plant the Word of God and a local church, thus establishing God’s culture in a new location. The Gospel of John clearly portrays Jesus as fulfilling the ministry of a missionary sent from God (John 3:17-34, 4:34, 5:23, 5:36-38, 6:29-57, 7:16-33, 8:16-42, 9:4, 10:36, 11:42, 12:44-49, and13:20). Jesus Christ came as a missionary to this world to save us, but non-Christians reading His story in a newspaper at that time, would say that He was a failure. We, of course, are aware He did not fail. It is because of His mission that we are here today, and it was through someone else that we heard about Jesus too. Faith comes by hearing the Word, but if there is no preacher how can people hear? So we are going to all nations.

Whiskey/Scotch in a short glass

Before I became a Christian, I worked in night-clubs and bars in a part-time job.  After work I would have a Whiskey/Scotch in a short glass. That meant you could only have scotch and it would be at room temperature, which meant it had some kick (Power).

I noticed some people would have the Scotch in a long glass so they could add ice to give the Scotch a chill, as a Scot that is not the way we drink it. Then some would also add soda to water it down, making it weaker and as a Scot that is not the way we drink it. Then in all my amazement some would also add a twist of lemon to take the sharpness off the drink, and again as a Scot that is not the way we drink it. The scotch had almost been overpowered and weakened by the additives and as a Scot that is not the way we drink it. I tasted what they drank and rejected it asking for another clean, short glass of Scotch with nothing in it.

Some in the church don’t feel accepted by faith and they want to work their way into God’s favour. When they feel they are not accepted they add a twist of lemon becoming bitter towards others, as the twist of lemon is the works they have done and then they think they are better. They say some terrible things because they have added to the Word of God and the Gospel of Salvation some regulations of works. I see people in the church, who were baptized in water believing that is what saved them. By adding words and regulation which do not appear in the Word of God it only weighs people down and turns them into bitter people.

God’s faith in us to ask by our faith is the key.

We should ask with repentance for a short glass washed in the blood of Jesus, filled with His Spirit (Power) because, as a Christian that’s the way we drink Him in. No water needed! No works needed! Saved by the blood and ONLY by the blood!

It’s great, “We were saved by the grace of God through the faith of Jesus dying on the Cross, paying for our sins with His blood and then after ALL HE did: we repented, and then and only then do we walked on in life by our faith in Jesus.”

We only bring to our salvation our putrid sins and brokenness.

P.S. I don’t drink any alcohol these days, not since the Holy Spirit came into me.

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The challenge for the Church

The challenge for the Church

We have to change TO the Word of God!
As a missionary we need to find the Godly elements in a nation/society/people group to make a connection to bring the Gospel and not become like them. If you try to bring your national,social, people culture you will fail because all human cultures are corrupt and imperfect. If you bring God’s true culture you will succeed. You will not need to hold your breath for too long to see the hand of God moving if you stay true to God’s Culture as pertaining to the whole Bible.

With no compromise. It is like saying, “We take no prisoners only volunteers”

This is the challenge for the Church.

A better understanding of God’s Word.

There are no new revelations more annoying than those that reveal the weakness of our original idea or thought by showing us a better understanding of God’s Word.

Dr Ian Traill

If you are a Christian who is using an OT Scripture to point out that some people are in sin and you are in sin using the same bases does that not condemn you too from representing God? Grace in the NT can only have its full outworking when the sinner becomes a repentant believer. Jesus will say to many people who believe they are Christians, “Go away I don’t know you”
 
Grace is part of God’s virtue and has always been available to humanity as can be seen when God killed the animal in the garden to cover Adams sin and when Jesus died on the cross. Grace is available to all but there are requirements. An RSVP is required when a person is made aware of their sins and the forgiveness of God is presented.
If you or I are aware of sin in ourselves or in the camp of the saints and we do nothing about it claiming that grace will cover it, you are mistaken, because if we do that then we have become little gods, and we share in the sin.
 
The sadness we may feel is when we try to bring people to the awareness of sin, and then we are criticized by poorly informed Christians who say such things as;
*“God knows your heart, even if you are in sin”
*“God’s grace covers your sins”
*“It’s covered by grace”
*“You need to show grace”
* “You’re pushing people away from Christ”
* “You’re a legalist”
*“You’re judging people”
*“Who made you judge?”
*“You’re not Christ-like”
* “You need to show love”.
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All this sounds right, but those who say these things are only cherry-picking, cafeteria philosophical, carte blanche Christians who want to gloss over sin that they want to close their eyes to the perilous position they are in. None of the above statements of critic are true when you are trying to turn people away from hell.
If we get back to the Bible and preach from the Old and New Testaments holding a fundamental position, we will see many get saved.

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Child day-care center and Bible College

We are building a Child Day-care center in a very poor area of Soweto, South Africa.

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Traillblazer Child-care center Soweto, South Africa

Our childcare center in Soweto, South Africa has gained government approval and is finally under way.

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