Explain Me! - Set of 100
Pack of 100
4 page tract
Full text of Explain Me
Everyone admitted that this atheist lecturer was a smart man. In debate, he could generally make his opponent, however brilliant, trip himself up and look utterly ridiculous. As a lecturer, his arguments were subtly convincing, and his ability to mislead his hearers was proven by the spread of atheism wherever he gave his addresses.
One evening he was giving a lecture in a large mining town. He noticed in his audience one who was listening intently. This man was still wearing his grimy miner's work clothes, and his massive frame and bulging muscles showed off his unusual physical strength.
The lecturer argued against the divine inspiration of the Bible, against Jesus Christ as God's Son, and against Christianity as the logical consequence of such beliefs. Looking at his audience and feeling confident that he had destroyed any faith his hearers had in such theories, as he labeled them, he ended his address by saying, Now I'm sure that I have succeeded in explaining to you the myth that is called the religion of Jesus Christ.
A Powerful Response
He had hardly finished when the miner, whom he had previously noted, rose slowly to his feet. Though dressed in grimy clothes, he demanded respect as he towered over his neighbors. His voice boomed through the hall as he addressed the atheist.
Sir, he said, I'm only a working man and I don't know your fancy word myth.' But these people know me! They know that until three years ago I was the toughest man in town. They know that up till that time I had a miserable home. I neglected my wife and children. I cursed. I swore. I drank all my wages, and whoever opposed me was beaten up.
Then someone came along and told me of the love of God to poor sinners. He gave me a glimpse of Christ Jesus dying on Calvary's cross for lost wretches like me. He lifted me up with hope and faith in the very things that you now call myths. I believed those very things that you now deny, and through my newfound trust in the cleansing power of the Saviour's blood, my life was changed. These folks can tell you that my life is now completely different. We have a happy home. I love my wife and children. I feel better in every way, and God has taken from me the desire for liquor. A new power has taken possession of me since Christ came into my life. Sir, he concluded, if what you say is true, then how do you explain me?
The lecturer had no explanation to offer, and that miner sent people home hearing the truth that the Bible is still the Word of the living God, that Jesus Christ is anything but a myth, and that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth (Romans 1:16).
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31).