Welcome to My Survey

We can tell someone that God loves us and Jesus died so we can receive forgiveness of our sins. We may explain that everyone should obey Jesus because He is the Son of God. Yet, how do we know this to be true? As a Christian it is because the Bible, the inspired Word of God, says it is so. But the unbeliever may be prone to ask: (1) Can you provide reasonable evidence for the existence of God; and (2) What evidence is there to support that the Bible is the Word of God? In our current culture these questions are legitimate and should be expected. Even those in the Church have their faith challenged at times and may find the same questions floating around in their minds; especially if incarcerated. First Peter 3:15 tells us, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (NKJV); and in Matthew 22:37 Jesus states, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb 11:6). Faith is required to please God but different people develop this faith in different ways; some from the heart and soul, and others with the mind. Even Paul used intellectual reasoning (the mind) with synagogue Jews and Gentile worshipers, the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers, and others to defend the Gospel (cf. Acts 17:16-34). He also became all things to all men so he could win some to Christ (cf. 1 Cor. 9:19-23).

When we instruct Bible believing Christians we use the Bible. It is also appropriate to use Christian Apologetics (i.e. Christian Evidences) that include logical and scientific reasoning to instruct those that do not have a Biblical worldview; in agreement with Paul, so that we might by all means save some.

I are developing a Christian Apologetic Program that is specifically designed to be a tool for the Christian Chaplain and other Biblical instructors working within a correctional facility. Your help in the development of the curriculum by completing this short survey is imperative to be able to provide a tool that is applicable and appropriate for a Christ centered prison ministry.
 
For His Glory,
 
Paul Drydale, MDiv

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