A former atheist who found faith and now works with the Australian Bible Society says he used to think Christians didn’t really follow Jesus because so many would rather give to humanitarian causes than share the Good News.
David Lepore, who’s now a church relations manager with the Bible Society in Melbourne, told Eternity News on Tuesday that there were several questions concerning God and the world that didn’t sit well with him when he was an atheist.
“One of my really strong debating points was you have this picture of this loving and caring God and yet there are millions and millions of people around the world who don’t even know the Bible exists or don’t even have access to it, so what kind of loving and caring God is that?” he asked.
Lepore continued: “From that I’d take it a step further and I would say, ‘Christians who say they believe in this Word and that they love it don’t really do anything to bring it to people. They’d much rather support humanitarian things rather than what they claim to be spiritual, everlasting things. So do they really believe in that stuff, because it doesn’t seem like it to me?’”
He decided to read books by famous atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, along with material from John Lennox, a Christian apologist and math professor at Oxford University, and began suspecting that there could be a Creator after all.
Lepore then read the Bible multiple times in his search for truth, along with the Quran, the Islamic holy book, and talked with pastors and other leaders about faith. He eventually decided to become a Christian “mainly because of the evidence around Jesus, His authenticity and His character.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov