A few years back, a Chinese soap hit it big with consumers in Asia. It was claimed in ads that users would lose weight with Seaweed Defat Scented Soap simply by washing with it. The soap was sold in violation to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law and was banned. Reportedly, the craze for the soap was so great that Japanese tourists from China and Hong Kong brought back large quantities. The product was also in violation of customs regulations. In June and July 1999 alone, over 10,000 bars were seized.
People across the world are looking for ways to clean themselves and lose weight the easy way!! Japanese, too, always want to know about new ways of cleansing and dieting and it can quickly become a fad. If only they would realize it is so much more important to have a clean heart and only the Lord Jesus Christ can do that!
Psalms 51:2--Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
I John 1:9--If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
We'll patiently continue to share the truth of the cleansing provided through Jesus Christ and rejoice when one understands and receives that message to be made whiter than snow!