Author Barry Burton explains why he wrote “Let’s Weigh The Evidence.”
The words of the Lord are pure words:as silver tried in a furnance of earth, purified seven times.Thou shalt keep them,O Lord,thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." (Psalm 12:6-7)
"Around 1982 or 1983 we had been going to a small church in Summerville, Oregon. The church didn't have much of a youth group at the time, maybe 4 to 5 teens. The president of this youth group was very burdened, because of the lack of a Youth Pastor. One day the president of the youth group asked me if I would be their Youth Pastor. The Lord laid it upon my heart to accept his offer, and so I did.
"Over the time of one year the Lord blessed that little youth group from 5 to 35 teens. The greatest blessing was seeing those teens get saved. It was also a great growing time for me in my Christian walk, as well. I thought it would be good to start a newsletter for this youth group. We called it, 'Champions For Christ,' and they were truly Champions. I grew to love those kids so very much. I had started a Bible Study article for this newsletter, and was writing an article about which Bible is the real Word of God? And if there was such a thing, if It was Perfect ?
"The Bible I was refering to as the Perfect Word of God is the King James Version 1611. I had to get the approval of the Pastor to print up this study for the newsletter. He did not approve of the article, and told me he didn't belive that any Bible in any language could be the Perfect, Infallible Word of God. And if I did do this article it would undermine his ministry.
"This broke my heart, because in turn I had to resign from the youth group. I was not allowed to teach that the Word of God is perfect and infallible to those teens. The Lord put it upon my heart to do a study on His Word anyway. As the Lord lead me through this study, he ended up leading me into writing a full fledged book that ended up being published. Praise God! The title of the book is , 'Lets Weigh The Evidence.' Chick Publications published it, and has sold over 150,000 copies. What satan meant for evil, God turned around for good. The Bible says: I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: (Is.45:2).
"The president of that youth group became a preacher, went back to that church after his college years and became the pastor of that church, which is now a strong Bible believing (KJV 1611), soul-winning church. Glory to God!!!!"
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