For author and attorney David Limbaugh coming to faith was the culmination of the work of the Holy Spirit and his own research. With a legal background, Limbaugh says he mined for evidence around him and in the Bible itself. It was the messianic prophecies of the Old Testament that convince him that the Christian faith is valid.
“It’s so amazing when you see that the Bible is integrated. The Bible is internally self-proving. There’s such an overwhelming body of evidence confirming the truth of Christianity, that even if I do have some lingering doubts from time to time, I know the body of evidence is so strongly in favor of the reality of Jesus Christ being who He says He is. So, I don’t ultimately have doubts I can’t reconcile.”
The world claims that man has made God in his image, rather than the other way around. Limbaugh says,
“Christianity is grounded in history; it’s not just some idea that man made up. The Bible is accessible to all of us. I think we have a duty in obedience to minister in whatever area we can.”
As believers, we are instructed to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others, as written in Romans 1:16.
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
Therefore, how can we overcome the fear of sharing our faith?
Not only does God tell us to share the Gospel, but He empowers us to do it. Jeremiah points us to the promises of Acts 1:8.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Once a person comes to faith, he or she can still struggle with condemnation from others or with internal guilt. Jeremiah replies to Cole, who asks, “How can I get over my past that still haunts me?”
“We learn from the past but we don’t live there. We build for the future. Make sure you forgive yourself because God has already done it.”
David Limbaugh is the author of several New York Times bestsellers. His most recent work is Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church. As a lawyer, nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator, he has shared his expertise on hundreds of national and local television and radio shows. Limbaugh has practiced law for more than 30 years.From skeptic to committed Christian with David Limbaugh