Charlie Liebert’s Credibility to Give Analysis & Advice for “My Christian Children’s Education, What Should I Do?”

Last week I announced the release ofmy latest book “My Christian Children’s Education, What Should I Do?” which isavailable on Amazon as a Kindle download at $3.99 or paperback at $9.99 + shipping.  As a Christian educator, I’ve presented analysis and advice to help Christian parents make the best decisions to educate their children. This week I’ll summarize my experience in education to establish my credibility qualified to help Christian parents.

In 1996, I joined the board of Caldwell Academy, A Classical Christian School founded in Greensboro, NC in 1994. During my time on the board, the school doubled in size, relocated to a new permanent site, and built its first building.  Today Caldwell has three significant buildings and enrollment has grown to over 800 in grades K-5 through 12.  Immediately after I retired in 1994, I began a single proprietorship business called Creation, Dinosaurs and the Flood (CDEF) which hosted educational workshops and seminars for children and adults.  CDEF sold books and videos at these programs.  In 1990 CDEF established a website that answered over 100  Christian Apologetics questions about the Bible and science http://www.sixdaycreation.com. In 2011 the sales business was liquidated, but the site continues today.  In 1997, for two years I worked for Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham’s Biblical Creation ministry leading children’s workshops and adult seminars.  In 1998, I resigned from the Caldwell board toteach Science and Bible for that year. Keeping my interest at Caldwell alive, from 1999 until 2001 I led weekly Grammar science assembly programs. Beginning in 1995 until 2005, I produced an educational one-hour, weekly, public access TV show on Greensboro Community Television (GCTV) using footage shot at my seminars and workshops.  In August 2004 I began teaching business courses at Davidson County Community College (DCCC) in Lexington, North Carolina. I continue teaching today on-line courses.  At DCCC, I won 2 academic prizes for excellence in teaching, including a grant of $3,000.  I began work as an author in 2012.

To summarize in the last 27 years:

1) I’ve helped start and grow a Classical Christian School in Greensboro, NC,

2) Taught science at both the Grammar & Middle (Dialectic) School levels,

3) Led “Origins” seminars and workshops for Answers in Genesis and ministry CDEF.

4) For ten years, I produced an educational weekly TV show.  From local exposure on that show, I became known as the “Creation Guy” and was often recognized as I traveled in the Greensboro area.

5) Led more than 50 programs teaching Christian Apologetics in churches, schools, and civic clubs.

6) Counseled Christian parents and their children in Apologetics to counter the results of the students “loss of faith” when they left home and went to college.

7) Taught Business and general education subjects at Davidson County Community College for the last 14 years

I pray the LORD bless you as you consider your Biblical responsibility to educate your children.

Four Books:

1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!”  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.

2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.” Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions”

3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!” Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.

4) “My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?”  A Christian Educators Analysis & Advice.”

Amazon/Kindle Items written by Charlie Liebert:

1)The Memory Tree.” A Gospel Christmas Story.

2) “Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.”  My Grandmother’s adventures in 1900

3) “Lost in Yellowstone” Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.

4) “Yellowstone’s Child”  Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott. NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.

5) “One Android, 399 lives.” 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.

6) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1921.

7) “Liebert Annals in Deutschland.”  Our German Family History Volumes 1, 2 & 3.

  1. A) “Felix, Helene and @21 Garten Strasse” Volume 1
  2. B) “Joachim Liebert’s Remembrances” Volume 2
  3. C) “Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation” Volume 3

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie     Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

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My NEW Book: “My Christian Children’s Education, What Should I Do?” A Christian Educator’s Analysis and Advice

TODAY, I’m announcing my latest book “My Christian Children’s Education, What Should I Do?” available on Amazon as a Kindle download at $3.99 or a paperback at $9.99 + shipping.  As a Christian educator I’ve presented analysis and advice to help Christian parents make the best decisions to educate their children. This difficult decision has eternal consequences so, consider ALL the factors.  This book is an excellent resource to make that decision.

One of the most serious problems Christian parents face in the US today is the potential loss of their children’s faith when they leave home to go to work or attend college.  I’ve had many parents call me: “My son/daughter just came back from a semester or a year away and told me: ‘Mom, Dad I don’t believe in that Jesus stuff anymore.'”  For parents, this is heart-rending.  The first question parents ask me is: “Why?”  Ken Ham and many others have written extensively on this topic, and the answer that comes up most is that the student did not have a firm foundation in WHYthey believed what they believed.  Their education spent little or no time on Christian Apologetics. As early as the 1970s Francis Schaefer saw this problem of the lack of apologetic education for youth.

A Christian parent’s primary responsibility to their children is to educate them in God’s Word. My purpose is to help Christian parents understand the state of education in the US today and help them make the right education choices for their children.  I’ll show the Biblical Mandate to educate your children and give an organized method to implement it.  You know your own family situation so you must choose which option is best for your children’s education.

I have taught at a Community College for more almost 15 years, and I’ve seen many public high school graduates come to start college that:

can only read at a fourth-grade level,

can’t do simple math with things like fractions or percentages,

don’t know how to express themselves in writing,

don’t know how to express themselves in speech,

have a sixth-grade vocabulary,

AND have little to NO critical thinking skills. 

When given a 1000-word essay assignment one student told me: “I’ve NEVER written an essay so, how do I start?” If that’s not enough of public school failure, they almost never have the ability to plan work or manage their time.  Many are overwhelmed by the work assignments from the first day of class.  Many spend one or two semesters taking remedial work in writing, reading and math BEFORE they begin curriculum studies.

1) Education’s Clashing Foundations

Society’s Changes

Humanism in Education

Christianity in Education

Humanism or Christianity,

2) Education’s Challenges

Content: Texts, Methods & Results and

Freedom: 1stAmendment & A Call to Action,

3) Parent’s Biblical Responsibility –

The Biblical Mandate,

Fulfilling the Mandate and

Christian Parent’s Options.

To all my friends at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro, Caldwell’s Classical Christian Education is used as my example one of the best choices.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions”Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1)The Memory Tree. A Gospel Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My Grandmother’s adventures in 1900 Northern Italy.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child:“Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1921.

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My Christian witness was thwarted by a question I couldn’t answer.

This BLOG was originally posted in October 2105. It is posted again today because this issue addressed in my book Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! has arisen in my life several times recently.

While teaching a Bible study about evangelism in 2012 I noticed many of my Christian friends were unable to bring the gospel to the unbelievers they encounter every day. Why were they so hesitant? When I asked them, the most common answer was this:

“Because I can’t answer all the hard questions they ask me like “Where did Cain get his wife? What happens to the native in the jungle that never heard the gospel, does he go to hell? Why do bad things happen to good people?” The Bible says, “Be ready to give an answer to the hope that is in you.” But I’m not ready! I can’t answer those questions! I just don’t know enough about the Bible or science or anything else! Help! I can’t witness!”

If that’s you, I’m offering a plan to bring the gospel to your unbelieving friends and family without immediately answering those hard questions. None of us have all the answers. You have your faith and the Holy Spirit to guide you. You can become a confident, fearless witness for Christ if you use the personal evangelism plan put forth in my book Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!

This personal evangelism strategy, tackles the fear of answering these questions with the approach Jesus used by discerning the questioner’s motive for their original question. He didn’t answer their questions but responded with questions to them! You do the same by determining a person’s willingness to hear the gospel by measuring their spiritual temperature. Are they cold, lukewarm or hot to hear the gospel? After you know their temperature, next share your personal testimony. You’ve gotten to the gospel and still haven’t answered the original question. The key is getting there before the question trips you up. You intentionally get to the gospel first; answers come second, if at all. After you have offered Christ, you may then answer their original question. If you put into practice this personal Christian evangelism strategy you can expect three things to happen.

1) You will develop confidence in sharing the gospel like never before.

2) God will bring salvation to some of those you witness to, and you’ll see both his saving power and your own weakness made strong in Christ.

3) Your faith will be strengthened by God’s working in you, “both to will and to do his good pleasure”

Remember that although it is God who saves, he uses weak human vessels to take the precious gospel to the world.  Go to htttp://yourchristiananswers.com for more information about “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!”

Here are some comments about this strategy from preview readers:

“Understanding how to get to a questioner’s motives BEFORE answering their question is greatly empowering to share the Gospel with anyone you meet.”

“Just the chapter on “Take Their Spiritual Temperatures” makes this book worth getting! I joke now about hitting my non-Christian friends and family in their presuppositions.”

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Seeing the Gospel Triumph in your Witness, Closure.

When you have shared your testimony of how Jesus changed your life, always finish with an opportunity to believe the Gospel. Start with these questions to discern their receptivity to the Gospel by taking their spiritual temperature. NOTE: in my book “Always be Ready to Give an Answer!” I spend a whole chapter describing how to take spiritual temperature. Start by asking:

  • “Now that you understand the radical change that took place in my life, how about you? What do you believe?” or “Tell me about what you believe.”

The answer to these questions is critical to how you proceed by taking their spiritual temperature: cold, lukewarm, or hot. If they don’t shut you down at this point, go ahead. Remember you are working to bring them into a relationship with Jesus. If God has “given them ears to hear” they will hear and respond.

First, define their need. Ask, “How do you see you relationship with God?” Their answer will determine if they are ready to hear the gospel. Use some of these statements to move ahead.

  • “You are separated from God because of your sin.”
  • “As a sinner, you must pay the penalty of death.”
  • “You are condemned, after death, to hell by your sin.”
  • “You cannot ever do enough, in this life, to pay the debt sin creates.”
  • “You are helpless, hopeless, lost, and undone before a perfect and holy God.”
  • “There is no hope in anything you can do to merit heaven.”

After you have used one or more of these, ask, “Do you understand?” It is important at every step to verify their understanding.

Second, offer God’s solution. Continue using one or more of these statements:

  • “Since you can’t pay this debt, God has to pay it for you. A perfect man has to die for payment. That’s Jesus.”
  • “Someone who can pay the debt has to pay it. No son or daughter of Adam can pay it for you because they owe their own debt. Only a perfect man, without sin, can pay your debt. Jesus is the only one that can, and he did.”
  • “If your debt is to be paid, either you can pay it or someone who has the ability to pay can pay it. No other man can pay, because they all have their own debt and no one pays twice. Jesus came for that purpose, as a perfect man, to pay sinners’ debts.”

Ask again, “Do you understand?” If God has enlivened them, they have ears to hear. They may have questions or objections. Handle them as best you can. Remember you want to get to the decision.

Third, if they agree, continue.

“Let’s summarize. You are lost and have a sin debt you can’t pay. Jesus has paid that debt for you by dying on the cross. God has made you alive, but you must now move from death to life. Do you believe Christ’s payment paid YOUR debt and desire to enter new life with Jesus?”

There! You have asked the dead man, who is now alive, to get up off the cold stone, like Lazarus, and walk out of the grave! When they have affirmed the understanding, welcome them into the kingdom.

NOTE:  This material is from pages 96 and 99 of my book Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!” Get your copy at http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Does the native in the jungle who has never heard the Gospel go to Hell?

This question is often asked to embarrass believers because it exposes the exclusive nature of the claims of Christ and forces us to go into theological areas that are unpopular in our culture. In answering, I use Scripture, so I tell the inquirer I am going to use the Bible to explain my answer because the biblical truth is essential to respond to this question credibly. If they won’t let use it, then continuing is usually pointless. The real issue is what’s fair from a human perspective. They are asking, “Why would God condemn anyone?” The truth is required to answer, and it’s not attractive or good news. In fact, it’ condemned to Hell, and they, themselves, can do nothing about it. Here’s my dialogue answer.

Charlie (CL): We begin with the state of humankind. All men and women are separated from God by the nature they are born with, which the Bible calls sin. Sin’s penalty is death, so all humans die. Then ask: “Do all humans die?

Inquirer: (Get an affirmation before going on.)

CL: Sin separates all of humanity from God, and its punishment can’t be removed by any person’s actions. No one can prevent his or her death. This condemnation from God results in separation from him in eternity, which the Bible calls Hell. No one can do anything to change the situation. There are no exceptions among us because we are all descended from Adam and Eve. No human born by the natural process can escape this death sentence of eternity in Hell. Do you understand?

Inquirer: (Affirm again.)

CL: In ancient biblical times, God chose a man, Abraham, to become Hi to make Abraham and his descendants God’s chosen people, redeemed from the curse of death. Abraham’s descendants called the “children of Abraham,” eventually became Israel, the world who were not chosen were left to perish in their sin. Understand?

Inquirer: (Affirm again.)

CL: Jesus came to bring redemption to the Jews, God’s chosen people, but they rejected him, and so redemption became available to all peoples on Earth. Jesus was perfect and not a son of Adam and Eve because he was supernaturally conceived. His death on the cross was sufficient to be the atonement for any man’s sin. Those who believe, receive a pardon because Jesus paid the debt of sin, the debt we can’t pay.

Inquirer: (Affirm again.)

CL: In fact, Jesus told those who believe to take this good news of salvation to the entire world. So, yes, the native who does not hear will perish in his sin. In fact, Jesus said the end (of the world) would not come until this message was taken to “every tribe and nation.”

If they have agreed to this point in the dialogue, it’s time to bring the Gospel starting with your testimony and moving to “Closure.”  See Chapters 6 and 7 in Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!

NOTE:  The introduction to this blog is a summarized version of what appears in the book 6-8 in “ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.”  Get your copies at http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Offering the Gospel as: “Good News” and “Bad News”

As a Christian you have many encounters to present the gospel. Last week we used the Spiritual equations logic to share the gospel. Now I propose another different approach. Use the “goods news, bad news” cliché. Begin with the bad news. All men die as the penalty for sin because God’s justice must be satisfied. Now, the good news. Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection paid that penalty that men can’t pay. As Paul states in 1 Corinthians 15:1–4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel … that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” It assures payment of the debt incurred by sin and assures resurrection to those who believe.

The Bad News. Paul doesn’t end his explanation of the gospel here. Later he explains, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive … And so it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being.’ The last Adam became a life-giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:22, 45). In explaining why Jesus died, Paul went to Genesis and its account of Adam, Eve and the fall. You cannot understand the good news in the New Testament until you understand the bad news in Genesis. When Adam and Eve sinned they brought death into God’s creation. So all men are sinners in rebellion against God both by birth and by choice. Because we are descendants of Adam we ALL die. Ask the person you are witnessing to the question: “Why do we grieve when a person dies, animals don’t?” It’s because we know in our hearts death is not the way things should be! The lion takes down the Zebra. The herd doesn’t grieve they just continue grazing not even paying attention. Your child or parent dies and you grieve because we are made in God’s image we know death is WRONG.

The Good News. In explaining the gospel in Colossians, Paul points out clearly that our Savior is the Creator. “In whom we have redemption through His blood … For by Him all things were created … and he is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:14–17). Our Creator became our Redeemer and paid the debt we could not! This was necessary because all humans are sinners. We need the penalty for sin paid. Only a perfect man can die to pay it. The solution was for the perfect, sinless Creator to become a man so he could be our Savior! Jesus paid the debt we could not pay!

The Future Hope. In 2 Peter 3 and Revelation 21 and 22, we’re told the consummation of the gospel there will be a new heaven and earth. There will be no more death. And the curse (imposed because of sin in Genesis 3) will be no more. In countries where there is no Christian basis, how could people ever understand the gospel without knowledge of the Creator, sin, and the need for salvation? Understanding the foundational aspects of the gospel in Genesis is a vital key to reach the world for Christ.

This blog is adapted from pages 114-115 in Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! Charlie is also author of: ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Worldviews and Christianity’s Uniqueness PART 1.

This BLOG is adapted from Chapter 4 “The Uniqueness of Christianity” of my bookAlways Be Ready to Give an Answer!” In Chapter 3, I summarized the common worldviews and religions present on the US today including Atheism, Agnosticism, Humanism, Materialism, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and Marginal Christianity.

In spite of all of these worldviews and religions there are only three different views of Mankind’s position in this world and his possible rescue from death: 1) God’s not relevant and death is final. 2) Non-Christian religions escape death by human efforts, and 3) Christianity, God rescues man from death. All must answer the same question: “What happens to us when we die?”

God’s not relevant and death is final. Atheism, agnosticism, humanism, and materialism take the position that God may or may not exist but, if he does, he is not relevant to human behavior. They all believe mankind will evolve to a better state without aid from a deity. Evolution from microbes to man is the foundation of these views. Their answer to “What happens when we die?” is simply: “We are extinguished and no longer exist. There is no afterlife.” Atheists, agnostics, and humanists that understand this fully may take their own lives as they age because of the trials of aging and the hopelessness of this view. They ask, “What’s the point of suffering the painful aging process?” This view is bad news only! There is no good news here, only extinction and nothingness! There is no purpose or meaning to life in these views! As Christians, we can see the hopelessness of this view clearly because we have the “good news” of the gospel.

Non-Christian religions escape death by human efforts. In all world religions, except Christianity, some form of human effort with or without divine intervention achieves reconciliation with God. It is good works or keeping ritual practices that provide redemption to escape death. It is always achieved by human effort in some form. All these religions recognize the fundamental flaw in mankind (sin) and deal with it to escape death. BUT we all know no one escapes the Grim Reaper. These religions rid their adherents of this curse by some form of religious rules, rituals, practices, etc. Man rescues himself from death. In some religions, it may require the help of a deity, but a human effort of some kind is the key to defeating death. In Hinduism, for example, you go round and round in reincarnation until you achieve Nirvana. In Islam, die a martyr and you get to heaven and get 72 virgins. In Judaism, one lives as close as they can to God’s law and you might get into heaven if you’re good enough. Christianity holds a very different view. Next week we’ll explore the uniqueness of Christianity

LESSON: Non-Christians hold two views on God and redemption.  Either God is not relevant OR reconciliation with him can be achieved by some human effort. Christianity is VERY different! God rescues mankind. My books available at http://yourchristiananswers.com

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