Mark McGee, who writes regularly at Faith & Self Defense, shares about how apologetics played a decisive role in his journey to faith in Christ:
I was raised in a Christian family, but became interested in Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism as a young teen. Buddhism is non-theistic, but many Buddhists become atheists. An atheist professor in college helped me make that step.
I became a radio journalist and hosted a daily talk show in a large U.S. city. I argued with Christians every day and became well known in the area for my strong atheism. I enjoyed bringing religious people to the show and making fun of what they believed. One of those guests was a Christian college professor who had written books claiming that science supported belief in God. I found his arguments compelling and spent several months investigating scientific, historical, archaeological and textual evidence concerning the existence of God, the reliability of the Bible, and the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
I struggled with my atheist biases against belief in God and had to rely on my training as an investigative journalist to keep looking at the evidence objectively. I met a Christian apologist who answered hundreds of my questions about God and the Bible. Then I was asked a question: was there any ‘reason’ why I shouldn’t believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior? All of my questions had been answered, so I couldn’t think of any reason not to believe in Christ.
I prayed to God and repented for the foolishness of my atheism. I asked Him to forgive me and thanked Him for sending His Son to die to pay the penalty for my sins. I became a Christian in 1971.
I’ve continued to study the evidence for Christianity through the years and it has only grown stronger. God exists and He has spoken. The evidence is clear.
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