Why Believe It?
About the Book
John has written a book of Christian apologetics, answering questions about the Christian faith through facts of history, science, and scripture.
Many people have personal beliefs based on a compilation of religious ideas embedded from day-to-day experiences and hearsay. We need a deliberative theology based on proper hermeneutics of scripture, which in no way contradicts facts of the history of the church, secular history, and science.
The practical guide used for understanding the Scriptures will be the historical, grammatical, and literary approach, which takes into consideration that our Bible was written by humans at different times, cultures, and circumstances but always under the superintendence of the Holy Spirit, therefore making it God?s infallible Word.
This book endeavors to bring the author?s insight and spiritual gifts to its pages to share God?s message of grace and hope for all mankind through the reconciling and saving work of Jesus Christ.
About the Author
John is currently an elder emeritus and retired church pastor. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1943. He lived there during his early years. He graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia in June of 1962. He is a veteran, having served three years in the military, attaining the rank of a specialist fifth class, and served one tour in Quin Yon, Vietnam.
He holds a master of pastoral studies from Grace Communion Seminary, a bachelor of arts in Bible from Southern Methodist College, and a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of South Carolina.
In addition to being a pastor, he has been an office manager for a manufacturing firm producing plastic pipe, a home-office accountant for a large construction firm, and retired in his capacity as a materials planner from Rockwell Automation that produced reducers for many industries worldwide.