That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.(Romans 10:9-10) KJV
In July 1997, all alone in an old farmhouse in the North Carolina countryside, we fell down on our knees and begged Jesus to save us, expecting a lightening bolt to blast through the ceiling and fry us on the spot. It was what we deserved. But it didn’t happen, and there we were, saved. You can be saved too.
We were alone, separated from our wife and our career as a scientist was in ruins. We were thousands of miles away from our family and friends in the UK. We weren’t in a church, and we had a rag-tag bunch of alcoholics and drugs addicts as our “support” network. We didn’t really understand what had happened, but we were definitely saved.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.(Mark 10:15) KJV
We spent 2 days dancing around the house listening to Abba’s Greatest Hits and remembering what it was like to be a child again.
But then we met a woman who was just as messed up as we were. She had a head full of new-age psycho-social mumbo-jumbo and we started to pick our way through the smoking ruins of both of our lives. It didn’t work out for us, but it helped us both on our way.
We had no clue what to do next and all our friends were the same alcoholics, pot smokers and crack heads that we had before we were saved. It took a while to realize what the next step was but eventually we picked up a Bible and started reading it. This was 1998. Light bulbs came on in our head as we realized that what we held in our hands was actual, real knowledge, something which could be trusted. Our desire to understand it kindled and it became a passion. We started writing our first manuscript about science and the Bible. We produced a pamphlet called Matthew 2000.
Then we started going to church. It turns out that this is the wrong order in which to do these things, and it began a continuing struggle in, against and for the church. We tried to find someone, anyone, who believed the Bible. We spent time with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Judea Reform, Southern Baptists, but we didn’t find what we were looking for.
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