Like many young women in the South, I was born into a loving, Christian family that spend Sundays at church, long winter afternoons in Christmas play practice, and weekends with the youth group.
With the guidance of God and family, I remained pretty faithful to this routine. However, like many Americans today, it all changed when I went off to college.
College was pretty simple for me after I established what it was I wanted to do with my life. I started out as a chemistry major with a minor in Forensic Science. Obsessed with crime television shows, I was determined to become the next Olivia Benson.
But God had other plans. My classes were stressing me out. I didn’t think it was possible for me to continue in the field, so, after wrestling with options, I chose to pursue my degree in Mass Communication.
During my time in college, I was a part of the One Voice Gospel Choir. I swear it was the only thing that kept me remotely in tune with God. Although I enjoyed meeting twice a week to sing with my fellow choir members, it became about who got the solos and what I could do with my voice that might make someone squall. It wasn’t about God anymore.
When I graduated in 2015, I worked for a newspaper in North Carolina’s most dangerous city. Being around all of that crime, betrayal, and hate really does a number on someone, especially if they’ve walked away from God.
Around the time I switched jobs to my current one, I realized that I wasn’t happy. That I was living in fear of things I had no control over. I realized I didn’t have hope. I remember talking to my mom about it, and she said I needed to get into a permanent church where I was living, a 3-hour drive from her.
So, I asked my boyfriend and now husband if we could attend a church within walking distance to our home. We heard the kids outside playing. The joy I heard was something I felt all too alien to. We still attend the church today.
"I wish I could say it was that easy. That I walked into church and everything changed. I had developed a sort of anger at God. There was so much I thought he’d taken away from me. To help me understand, I turned to Christian apologetics. My world was never the same."
Christian apologetics takes history that is considered factual, along with scientific and literature-based facts and information to show that God exists and Jesus was his son who came down to Earth to live, minister, die, and be resurrected.
There are a lot of apologetic theories I can't wait to write about in this section of my blog. I really feel that there is a lot that apologetics can offer us in such a logic- and technology-based society. If even one person reads information on Christian apologetics and is swayed even slightly, I'll know it is for a good purpose.
Apologetics helped me to see the facts behind the life and the death of Jesus, which most atheist scholars believe really happened. As said by Christian apologist Frank Turek, "I don't have enough faith to be an atheist."
Here are a few Christian apologetic videos I love!
askcliffe | Cliffe Knechtle
Acts17Apologist | David Wood
HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN
There is a common misconception that there are several ways to get to Heaven when you die. This isn't true. JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
God is a perfect being who designed each and every one of us. He is sinless, good, and perfect. However, after Eve ate that apple, sin was released into the world and, as a result, everyone was born into sin and everyone does wrong. Only those without sin can enter into Heaven. But don't worry, Jesus came down to Earth and paid your sin debt do you could go to Heaven. Jesus is our salvation and offers us a way to Heaven. A way to live with Him forever. Here is what you have to do: