As I am sure you'll agree, our God-given role as apologists for historic Christianity is more important today than ever before. New and bizarre teachings are sprouting up within the church like mushrooms after a rainstorm. And from without, there are more attacks on our faith from New Age mystics, God-denying, secular humanists, and neo-pagan faddists. The result? Many mixed-up minds. Countless, searching people desperate for answers to their questions about God, Christianity, and the Bible. This confusion and desperation are captured in a letter I received last year. Here's part of what that letter said:
"I need your help! . . . I am having a most hellish struggle to find the truth. What is the truth about the God of the Bible, the book called the Bible, the person called Jesus, and the belief called Christianity? Does the God of the Bible really exist? If so, how may I know? . . . Does the person called Jesus really exist? I want to know the truth . . . I am disappointed with people witnessing to me who do not give me clear, logical, decent explanations for what they claim."
I was pleased to share solid, biblical answers with this person. It is encouraging to know that you and I have a reasonable faith that can satisfy both the searching mind and the longing heart, isn't it? That is why I am asking you to make a monthly commitment to help me continue reaching out to people like this individual with the hope-filled truth of Christianity.
Many people do not realize that we must pay each station to air the Bible Answer Man program. Your monthly gifts will help cover that expense so that you and others can continue to benefit from our ministry outreaches. Some Support Team members commit to give $25. Others $75. And a few extra-generous friends give $100 or more a month. Of course, the amount you give is completely between you and the Lord. What's important, is your commitment to pray and give monthly. It helps tremendously to know that I can count on a certain number of friends whose support will be there rain or shine. As a member, you will help even out the fluctuations in our income so I can make plans to maximize the reach and influence of the Bible Answer Man around the world. Most important of all, you will help keep the Bible Answer Man on the air in your community.
I urge you to take a moment to join the Bible Answer Man Monthly Radio Support Team today. But even if you don't become a member, I hope you will continue to pray for CRI and for all of those who come in contact with our ministry looking for scriptural, solid answers.
May the unchanging truth of God's Word encourage your heart today!
With warmest regards,
I am totally committed to equipping you to stand strong against the wave of cultic activity and aberrant teachings that are coming from all directions and more than anything else, I want to equip you to defend your faith so that you can reach your friends and loved ones with the gospel. To help you do this, when you become a Support Team member, you will receive our Field Kit, which includes:
(1) The Bible Answer Book, Volume 2: The Bible Answer Book Volume 1 covered 81 of the top questions that Hank Hangegraaff, the Bible Answer Man, has answered in his ministry. Now he's coming back in Volume II with more questions and answers. Selected from among the thousands of topics he's addressed over the years, topics include family, faith, fear, sin, salvation, and many more issues vital to better understanding God. Each question is approached in Hanegraaff's scholarly, concise, yet easy-to-understand style, and he even suggests additional sources for readers who want to explore the topics further.
(2)Monthly letters that will help you grow in your understanding of Scripture and critical issues that are impacting your faith.
(3)Encouraging examples of how your monthly support is touching and transforming lives around the world through the Christian Research Newsletter: EQUIP.