As a speaker with Answers in Genesis, I often say that we are a biblical authority ministry. That means we are defending God’s Word where it’s being attacked today. But we dare not stop there. The ultimate motivation for giving a defense is so we can then go on to share the gospel boldly and effectively in secular culture.
Unfortunately, many today don’t believe the gospel of Jesus because they don’t believe the book from which the gospel comes. They have fallen prey to the Genesis 3 attack of our day and believe the lie that the history in the Bible is wrong. They have swallowed the enemy’s claims that archeology, astronomy, geology, biology, evolution, and the idea of millions of years have disproved the Bible. So, the logical conclusion for them is, “If the Bible’s history is false why trust what it says about salvation?” And of course they’re right. If the Bible begins with a lie, which is reiterated through the rest of the book, why believe anything it says?
So as teachers we need to give answers. Equipping ourselves and the coming generations to answer the skeptical questions of this age by standing on the authority of God’s Word. Training ourselves to start at the beginning and use biblical history, (a biblical worldview), to understand the past, present, and future. When we do that, the gospel of Jesus comes alive! It becomes clear that real, observable science confirms the Bible again and again and again, and only the biblical worldview makes sense of all of reality.
This demonstrates to a watching world that they can believe the Bible from beginning to end. They can trust what it says about history and you can trust what it says about salvation. Why? Because it is the very Word of God.
In giving these answers, we demolish the excuses the unbeliever has set up to reject the gospel—but we do this in love, because we too were “in their same shoes” in the past. We want to humbly unveil the reality of their rebellious heart and desperate need of a Savior. Then we give the gospel. Because it is the gospel alone that is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16)!
Ultimately, we give answers to get to The Answer, Jesus Christ.