True Jesus Church;Hakka missionary;gospel hard disabilities;Proselytism
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[[abstract]]Hakka is the second largest ethnic group in Taiwan, compared with other ethnic groups, the proportion of Christian is relatively low, many scholars believe that a possible reason for this is the Hakka ancestor worship more attention than other ethnic groups, but also more emphasis on unity within the family, so it,s harder to accept the Christian faith, that so many people misunderstand the Gospel Hakka hard with disabilities. The author knows, there are many churches now actively lead the Hakka return to Christianity, but the True Jesus Church itself belongs to the author, the current lack of relevant research Hakka proselytism. In this study, the author to collect the Church Historical Archives and the church bulletin True Jesus Church and in situ visits the church, to further understand the life of faith True Jesus Church Hakka proselytizing Persons, and investigate the effects of Hakka and non-Hakka proselytism of factor. The study found that, from interviews Hakka area periphery and urban areas, in fact, ethnic and cultural factors (for ancestor worship is more stick) does not necessarily change the difficulty of determining who were, in other words, the main problem may not affect by proselytizing cultural differences but affected by social and living environment. For example, the space-time background, living environment, the background when proselytism, marriage and living conditions, gender, rural-urban gap and other factors also affect the individual's perception of faith. Therefore, this study can be summarized points discussed: Contemporary Christian proselytism Hakka not necessarily difficult than other ethnic groups, we should not prejudge the Hakka people considered &quot;hard gospel disabilities&quot; or the Hakka area as a &quot;gospel of hard earth.&quot; Second, because ethnic reasons in the present study the impact of sex did not seem so big, so I found that the most important thing is how Hakka proselytizing by &quot;transferred gospel&quot;, that is, the most important effect of the gospel is a member of the Church depends for evangelistic attitude (not stereotyped belief that hard Hakka gospel disabilities). As to whether individuals can be affected by the Gospel, the most important key is that God's chosen, ethnic culture is not the only determining factor. This study reminds us that when doing research can not only focus on ethnic factors, but have yet to analyze other factors that may affect the proselytism of. As for the reason True Jesus Church Liutui Hakka area has not yet, I learned through interviews, in addition to the church, such as time passed beyond Taiwan, ethnic character and cultural reasons, the language seems to be the most important influence church development and evangelism the elements, as opposed to the northern Hakka area has emerged true Jesus Church, this region is perhaps because there is no explanation for Liu-tui Hakka preacher, so only has the church in a non-Hakka people gathered outside the town.