Dear Dr Craig, I've been an agnostic for almost all my life (I'm 26 now) but partially because of your appearances and writings, I'm on a journey of faith now. I've been praying and studying the Bible and I feel so much more complete now. I also really really like your debating style and how when someone asks a question in the audience, you don't try to humiliate them but you just offer your wisdom. Even though you should be so proud of your accomplishments, you've shown real humility. God bless you! -Manasvi
I'd like to take a moment to thank, Dr. Craig and the staff at Reasonable Faith. The work and ministry is a true blessing to me.
I was a Soldier and an atheist, even (and especially during) four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I used to think that Christians had to leave their brain out in the parking lot before they went into a church. Then, a number of years ago, right before I retired I watched some of your videos and listened to some of your podcasts. Long story short, I am saved, and I am halfway through a philosophy degree earning the best grades I ever have. My wife and I are in church every Sunday, and we are both involved in the ministry. Your ministry is powerful, it has to be because an all-powerful God is using you to do great things, even with an old crusty sinner like myself. Keep up the work and God bless you and yours.
Professor Craig, Im from Philippines and my parents were both Christians, I have 2 brothers who are pastors they're far away from where I live. When my parents died during my teenage years, I abandoned my faith because of emotional issues. After 5 years, I came to youtube and I dont remember how exactly it happened I watched Dr. Frank Turek debates and he recommended your books (on guard, resonable faith and Mere christianity by CS Lewis) when he debated Silverman. I look for your books reasonable faith and on guard and found them online. I also decided to watch your debates to see if you could answer my atheistic-in-nature questions about God. Im reading your book on guard right now and Im so blessed after 5 years, my question and emotional issues was finally solved and I decided to go back to Jesus.
I am now reading your books and other apologetic books. I am planning to become a professor (i am a political science graduate) of philosophy and politics to show my students that God is alive and Jesus ressurection is true. Im gonna give them solid evidence for Christian faith and I will respond to their objections about God and Christianity. I am also planning to go back to church and have some proper training in evangelism. I will use every wisdom given by God through apologetics to win souls of people who have emotional issues and intellectual weapons against God. Thank you Dr. Craig. Thank you Jesus.
Hello Dr. Craig, First of all, a tremendous thank you for all the excellent work that you have done. I have been an avid listener of your debates since university, and particularly instrumental during a crisis of faith I experienced. During the peak popularity of the 4 horsemen of atheism, I listened to your content non-stop. I was studying biochemistry in university, was active in Campus for Christ, and wrestling with evolution and other popular arguments against theism and Christianity. It was an exceptionally painful time for me. I have been a fervent Christian since I was a young boy, yet in the midst of my university studies, I was struggling and fighting to believe, and did not want to give up my faith. I took solace that I was earnestly seeking the Truth, no matter where it took me. The most difficult challenges were the problem of evil, the doctrine of Limited Atonement, and reconciling how a Good and Loving God could possibly send millions and/or billions of people to hell. During this time I remember personally reaching out to you on Facebook, as if I was turning to my dearly respected teacher and confessing that I couldn't believe anymore. It was heart wrenching, and your response to me was warm, concerned, and personal. To this day it stuck with me. You asked me why I didn't believe, and you personally inquired as to what reasons I didn't believe. This touched me personally, and I wanted to be able to respond, but at the time I had gone public with my beliefs to my friends and family. Most days were filled with respectful debates with my loved ones, I found myself depressed, conflicted, but I didn’t want to believe purely for “emotional” reasons, nor did I want to be a Christian just to keep my circle of friends or appease my family, especially my parents who feared that something would happen to me, and in my unbelief, be forever separated from Christ and eternal communion with Him. Ashamed to say, the complete loss of faith and belief in Christ made me feel hopelessly lost, I had to reconstruct everything from scratch, along with,a falling out with family and Christian friends (most I have not talked to since this time). Always an A student, depression destroyed my drive for academics, my grades dropped, along with my aspirations and possibility for medical school. Darker thoughts persisted during this time, but thankfully never took my own life. Time passed on then, I graduated, worked overseas, professed to be an agnostic atheist (never evangelized as one, but had it as a quiet belief), but continually listened to Christian sermons, your podcast, and debates. After experiencing death and loss in the family (as we all eventually do), and marriage hardship, I ran out of rope. I lacked the intellectual fortitude to keep myself together. The desire to always be in control, and confidence in intellectual capability to constantly make sense of everything started to wane. I poured through scripture, recalled aspects of your talks (and other Christian apologists) - that despite any objections I have for the Christian God, that there are no objective standards for purpose, justice, or fairness that can be found in Atheism or Scientism. The things I learned during my earnest sought in my quest for Truth felt hollow. The atheist has far less to stand on than the theist, let alone the richness of Christian worldview, reality and experience. The atheist moral grounding and purpose was but a sandy shoal that I had foolishly erected my house upon. The reality of life, suffering, and brokenness was a gift from God, tearing down my pride (in myself and my own abilities), and brought me to my knees to the foot of the Cross once again. I began afresh, like the Prodigal son, completely aware that I deserved nothing, and yet through Christ’s amazing undeserving grace, He has given me everything in Him. There were still many rocky waters, but I clung to God (or rather, He carried me). I returned to school, and completed another degree, this time in math and engineering, and by God’s grace my marks were at the top of my class. My marriage hung on like a thread at times, finances were tight, but in the end, both my wife and I survived us both returning to school. Now, even in light of Covid, we are trusting God, and are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a baby boy, in early 2021. Through difficult, I am truly grateful for the journey God has taken me. Learning day by day the importance of Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. I don’t expect a reply, as surely your inbox is overflowing with inquiries, questions, and comments alike. My hope is that my testimony provides another small drop in the ocean that is God’s grace that all of your apologetic work, and testifying the truth of the Gospel is never wasted. Even those that express doubt, turn away from the faith, or even have fervent opposition to the Gospel, may have seeds planted in their heart that will bloom, sometimes immediately, sometimes a decade later. Thankfully, all of it in God’s time, will, and providence. That 21 year old university student who reached out a decade ago is not only more convinced than ever of the intellectual reasons for the Christian faith, but has tasted and seen in countless ways how the Lord is Good. Thank you Dr. Craig, hopefully one day I will have the pleasure of talking with you. If not in this life, then surely the next. In Christ,
Dearest Dr Craig, I am just writing to let you know that I am continuously thanking the Lord so much for you right now for all your help in providing such coherent material on the revelation of God and natural theology in your revelation series podcast transcripts. I can't express just how much it has helped me to navigate through a complex subject for my final essay on the Knowledge of God. I am praying that God bless you in a special way right now because I am so grateful and you are a wonderful person and a true gentleman. I was so privileged to meet you briefly in Sydney and you were just as kind and respectful as I could have imagined! Every blessing for you and your family! In Him,