I was born again and started speaking in tongues when I was nine. As far back as I can remember I was taught about our magnificent God and his son, Jesus, and God's word, the Holy Bible. In grammar school I told people about Jesus. In Junior High School I took my Holy Bible to school and witnessed to my science and biology teacher's. In High School I witnessed to teens who needed hope and encouragement.
One day someone asked me to prove that the bible is true and that God is real. I wanted to tell him that some of the prophecies in the Holy Bible have already come to pass. And that I personally know that God is real because I have seen miracles. I have been healed. I know peace, love, joy and other fruits of the Spirit. I speak in tongues. And I have seen how becoming a Christian changes people for the better and helps people stop bad habits. But how did I prove it? I just said, "Hey, look at me. I am alive because God made a way for me to live when I flipped out of a raft as my family and I were going over a small waterfall at Nantahala Gorge. And when I was little God healed me over night from excruciating pain and urinating blood." I left it at that.
But you don't have to feel like you don't have concrete evidence that our God is real and the Holy Bible is true. A man named Frank Turek has written a book titled, 'I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist,' and he and his partners have a non-profit organization called Cross Examined. The website for Cross Examined is www.CrossExamined.com. On their website they offer many free videos which will teach you what to say to non-believers who question your faith from a scientific and historical standpoint. These videos offer a massive amount of information. You don't have to do anything or give any information to view the videos. You just click on media; and then click on videos; and then click on whichever video you want to watch and click play.
Just three of the videos, 'Evidence For God', 'Fingerprints of God', and 'Faith Is Not Enough' provide more than enough scientific and historical evidence that God is real and the Holy Bible is true than you will probably ever need.
Cross Examined also offers a Free Online Video Linked Flip Book, 'Gravity - True For You But Not For Me.' You can also view it at http://share.snacktools.com/58EEC9D9E8C/fznszl89. It is a very interesting flip book that I am sure you will enjoy. The Cross Examined Ministry will also, at your request, send someone to your school or college to hold a seminar teaching the same information that they offer on their website and more. If your church would like teaching materials to equip our young people with enough information to stand up to non-believers, Cross Examined offers that also.
It is the mission of Frank Turek and his partners at Cross Examined to equip people with the knowledge that they need to defend their faith. We learn in I Peter why we should defend our faith. I Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Don't let anyone trick you out of your relationship with God. God has already defeated the darkness that is in this world. All that we have to do is claim it through our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When faced with a big question that you don't know the answer to , put it in God's hands. I want to leave you with the following scripture. I hope that you will remember it when faced with non-believers. Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Written By: Lisa Collier Clewis on March 14, 2013.