“To be Shan is to be Buddhist”. To become Christian in a culture with Buddhism ingrained as the worldview through which all of life is lived is a huge upheaval and carries strong risks of suffering, alienation and loss of status in one’s community. There is also a tendency to simply add Jesus as ‘another god’ and only tack on some Christian practices and ideas to the existing cultural Buddhism.
God to reveal the exclusivity of the Gospel to those who see Christ as one amoung many gods (see Joshua 24:15, Isaiah 45:18-19).
Those who are culturally Buddhist to be willing to leave everything behind in order to follow Christ (Luke 9:23-24).
I find this a challenging prayer to pray when the relative cost of becoming a Christian is so easy in NZ.