I have been reading and responding to questions online from skeptics and atheists about God. I have tried to give reasons for the faith that I have, but I want to share something with you to encourage you to unleash your inner “defender of the faith” and change a person’s life forever.
I have seen many questions people ask about God and our faith such as: “How did God create everything in six days if science tells us the universe has existed for billions of years?” “Did Jesus really exist?” “How can a good God exist if there is suffering in the world?” “Is evolution real?” “How did life begin?” and so on. When you look at these questions, it can make a person think they must be competent in probability, physics, biology, evolution, astronomy, etc., just to get started. You could weary yourself with reading so many books. The very term “apologetics” can be intimidating to people. I am here to say, you don’t have to feel intimidated. You can still give reasons for your faith without a science background because not all people want answers based in science questions. Sometimes they just need someone to listen to their story, love them, and be Jesus to them.
I was recently reminded about the suffering in the world, and the need to bring people who are suffering the Gospel message. It reminded me of a testimony I had heard many years ago, and I never forgot it. It is the story of Margie Mayfield, who was abducted by Stephen Morin in San Antonio, TX. Stephen Morin had already killed several women, and law enforcement was out in force trying to find him. He told Margie if he was cornered by police, there would be a shootout and he would kill himself. He needed reasons for faith, and Margie gave him those reasons. They didn’t talk about difficult science questions but addressed the pain in Stephen’s heart. If God puts someone in your path to give reasons for faith, He will prepare you for it! Please click on the link below and listen for yourself about this amazing testimony in which we see the God of the impossible doing what is impossible. And be encouraged. As you yield to Jesus so He can work through you, you can help someone go from darkness to light and eternal life. You are the apologist.
Shevat 16, 5778
3 thoughts on “You Are The Apologist”
Thank you, Thomas, for this great post and the reminder that we are all called by God and equipped by the Holy Ghost to be Jesus’ witnesses. Thank you also for this amazing testimony of Margie Mayfield and Stephen Morin in the audio link you provided here. My husband and I really enjoyed it.
About time you posted! 🙂 God bless you.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NKJV
Hi Thomas … I am hoping u can help me… or maybe someone who sees this comment can… I am looking to contact Margy Mayfield. I want to make her story into a movie. I would really appreciate the help. My name is Cary Solomon and I did Gods Not Dead and GND2 and Do you believe and others and my last movie was Unplanned… I really believe this movie needs to get made… can u or some one help me find her contact info… if u dont have any info on her thats ok… I appreciate it anyway… many blessings to you and keep fighting the good fight Cary +
Hello Cary! I wish I could point you in the direction of Margy Mayfield, but I don’t think she is in the San Antonio area any more. I first became aware of her amazing encounter with Stephen Morin on Christian radio, and I would definitely love to see the story made into a movie. I sincerely wish I could help find her, but I have no information at present. I will pray that this movie does come into production; it’s a great story. Blessings Cary!