At age 70, in 2012, I was teaching a Christian Business Men’s group a series of lessons on personal evangelism. Week after week I heard a common refrain, “I don’t share the Gospel because of all questions I can’t answer that my unbelieving friends and family ask me.” Jesus was often asked questions and he frequently answered them with another question to expose the questioners’ motives and presuppositions. He was using a strategy anyone could use to get to the Gospel without first directly answering their questions. Since I’ve taught college Business subjects for the last 10 years, I developed a series of lesson plans. I. After I finished teaching several of the lessons two of the men asked if I would give them the outlines I’d used so they could share these concepts with other believers. As I shared this experience with one of my spiritual mentors Bob said, “I don’t think most Christians understand this, why don’t you write a book explaining this concept? I took this as a call to work and I began to write Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! It took a lot of Bible study to fully develop the concept. As I studied I realized how often Jesus used this approach in dealing with the: Pharisees, the rich young ruler, the Samaritan woman and many others. After I’d completed an outline and several chapters I was discussing this work with another Christian brother and he said,”…but eventually you need to answer their question.” I agreed and the second call to write came to answer the hard unbeliever’s questions.
I became a Christian at age 35 and by the time I was 40 was doing ministry related to creation, science and the Bible, including children and adult, workshops and seminars. In the middle 80s I set up a web page http://www.sixdaycreation.com that allowed readers to ask questions by email that I would then answer. After more than 30 years of Q and A on the web, I developed answers to over 100 common questions the world asks Christians. So my second book, ANSWERS For, “The Hope That Is In You” was created to share those answers with a broader Christian audience. In addition to answering over 100 questions, I added a second section to show the contrast between Biblical Creation and Atheistic Evolution. One chapter reviews two of the implications of Evolution 1) the value of human life, it has none, and 2) racisms Evolution connection. Racism has its roots in Evolution. The Bible teaches mankind is one race not several, while Evolution has some races closer to apes than others making them more “primitive”.
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I have also written some fiction too but that’s another story.