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The Written Word is Important

Updated on February 9, 2020
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Dr. David Thiessen is an educator, writer, pastor, and speaker. He has authored several books on a variety of topics including Archaeology

The Communists in Viet Nam

Many years ago, and I am talking many years ago, I read a story about a Christian missionary talking with, if I remember correctly, a North Vietnamese communist. The latter person was telling the missionary that they and their ideology would win out over the Missionary’s beliefs.

The reason he gave for this upcoming victory was because the communist party in general was spreading more literature than the Christians were. It is true that the written word has a lot of influence.

But for Christians that is not necessarily the case. We have to live the Christian life correctly to show that our written words are worth the paper they are printed on.

We need to write


Christians do not stop writing. If you look at the list of books Dr. John Macarthur has written or Dr. Craig Evans, you would see that they have authored a lot of books and articles.

Their works do a lot of necessary explaining of the good news, christian life, archaeological discoveries and more. They are not alone as many Christians leaders have penned a lot of books over the years.

Sometimes people do not have the time to listen to a sermon, have a biblical discussion and books allow them to get the information they need when they have the time.

Books are good. Even my website theologyarchaeology has placed 2 new books on its pages that should be read. Reading books and articles is one way top learn, grow in the faith and obey Paul’s charge to Timothy to get knowledge

How else can you do apologetics

One of the biggest complaints atheists and other non believers have is that Christians are not educated nor know their own Bible. That is not a good reputation to have. Believers need to be knowledgeable if they are going to remain strong in the faith.

Also, they need to learn the truth correctly so that they can defend their beliefs and win souls to Christ. Getting the right knowledge is vital to a good Christian life. A believer has to go with the truth which will some times put them at odds with their denomination’s stance.

The truth is never easy because so many people just do not want the truth. They are comfortable in their own little niche in life. That can be sad as the lost opportunities to help lead someone to Christ are too many.

The key is

The key is to get the right books and then ask the spirit of truth to guide you to the truth. Then be honest about following that guidance. Being educated and knowing what you are talking about are very important.

The information will help in so many ways. Also, as the photo above shows, those objectives will make you stand out from the crowd and be noticed. Having the truth and using it wisely, is more important than a majority of earthly treasures.



© 2020 David Thiessen

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    • david tee profile imageAUTHOR

      David Thiessen 

      13 months ago from Philippines

      thank you

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      13 months ago

      I will be sure to post a link to your site on my social media accounts!

    • david tee profile imageAUTHOR

      David Thiessen 

      13 months ago from Philippines

      To Vivian, I could use all the help i can get to get the word out about my books.They are my retirement fund as well as my medical insurance income.

    • david tee profile imageAUTHOR

      David Thiessen 

      13 months ago from Philippines

      Thank you and I found that out a couple of times. One of the reasons I stopped posting articles here was that fat. I hope you spread the word for me please.

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      14 months ago

      Congrats on your book publishing accomplishment! That is quite a feat! Smart to put the link in the comment section because Hubpages never seems to allow anything in the article body that actually helps writers on here prosper!

      Your succinct points are well-made. People perish for lack of knowledge, and too many Christians are buying into the dictates of culture because they don't know what the Bible says about important topics. The truth is what sets people free.

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      David Thiessen 

      14 months ago from Philippines

      No problem. I will put it down here as Hub is a bit picky on what is written in articles.One of the reasons I have left here

      https://theologyarchaeology.wordpress.com/2020/02/...

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      The Logician 

      14 months ago from now on

      Whoops! I skipped right over that link cause it said sources which didn’t mean anything to me. I didn’t realize it was a link to your books!

      I will definitely look into them, thanks for pointing out my oversight, duh :-)

    • david tee profile imageAUTHOR

      David Thiessen 

      14 months ago from Philippines

      thank but the point of the article was to get you to click the link at the end to take you to my two new books that were just published :)

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      The Logician 

      14 months ago from now on

      Short and to the point! A great read David,

      Dr. John Macarthur is one of my favorite pastors and authors. He and R.C. Sproul are two from whom I have learned much from their books and I love to listen to them. I saw a video clip of the two of them explaining why Protestant Christianity and Catholicism could never be united based on the fact that Catholicism’s written doctrine on Sola Fide is that anyone (all Protestants) who believes in it is anathema as expressed in the council of Trent which defines Catholic doctrine. Eye opening!

      These two guys really have it together!

      https://youtu.be/ZCd4yYfxB6k

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