This dilemma of completely different foundations requires thought and planning to work through. Our goal in speaking with people is to discover their understanding and work on the next step in helping them intellectually understand the gospel. Once they understand who Jesus is and what He has done, they are ready to decide if they believe and trust, which is something only God can accomplish. Sometimes He uses a narrative of betrayal and forgiveness to prick a man’s heart and to develop a desire for understanding. We now pray and see if God makes the power of the gospel effective for Mr. Tanaka.