Slick and Quick
These past few weeks certainly have been busy. I released a few new articles on the CARM website including: Were Adam and Eve saved?, Does the Gospel of Peter belong in the New Testament?, What does the Bible say about abortion?, Mormonism and the Corruption of the Bible, and more. Please check out the “What’s New” section on the CARM homepage to read these articles. I am also still working on a number of other writing projects that will be released shortly.
Carlos Garbiras, our Spanish translator, and I have been busy working with the Spanish website: www.miapic.com. We have been busy adding new material to this website. Interestingly, we are now getting around 600 visitors per day. Please pray that the Lord will continue to grow this Spanish initiative. Carlos is busy right now working on translating the CARM Online Schools into Spanish for release in the next few months.
I also have been communicating with two individuals regarding starting CARM international initiatives in Portuguese and Arabic. Please pray that the Lord will provide individuals who are interested in running such initiatives. We are seriously praying about these opportunities and are looking for translators and/or donors who will support these efforts.
The other day, I went to one of the local universities here in Charlotte, NC, to do some evangelism. I was blessed to be able to talk to a Catholic guy named rdy for several minutes about the Gospel. He admitted that he had no assurance of his salvation and he thought that good works would earn him a place in heaven. Please pray that Ordy will truly trust Christ alone for his salvation apart from his good works.
HHowever, interestingly, we also got into a conversation with two Muslims (named Musa and Brittney) and ended up talking for about an hour and a half about salvation and the differences between Islam and Christianity. Our conversation was polite and respectful, but we seriously challenged these two young Muslims about whether they had certainty of their salvation. They admitted that they did not know where they would go when they died. They said it was up to Allah on judgment day to decide where a person goes. Anyhow, the conversation was an excellent time of evangelism and apologetics especially when one of the young people raised the question about whether Muhammad was found in the Bible in John 14. Since I had recently written an article on the topic (see: http://www.carm.org/does-john-14-16-predict-muhammad), I was able to address his questions and answer them. Please pray for Musa and Brittney.
I am also planning on going back to school in the next few months to work part-time on another Master’s degree focusing in New Testament and Christian origins. Though I have reading knowledge of Hebrew, I need to pick up New Testament (oine) Greek. I really want to have a better understanding of the background and history of the New Testament texts in order to do better ministry and reach more people with the Gospel. My hope and prayer, Lord-willing, is to possibly get a Ph.D. in New Testament one day. There is certainly quite a bit of research that needs to be done in the field of New Testament studies.