I told them to read the Bible for themselves, beginning in the New Testament book of John. Jesus says we are to come to Him as a “little child” (Matthew 18:3). If that is so, I don’t think God would make His word difficult to understand.
Verses like the one in Matthew referred to above and verses like “love your neighbor as thyself” and “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” and “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” are simple and to the point.
Any 10-year-old can understand what is being said. If they are true, we need to believe in a Savior who loves us and wants us to receive Him in the form of the Holy Spirit to become a part of the family of God.
I decided in 1981 that these verses were true and asked God to forgive me of my sins and make me one of His sons. I believe He did just that.
I would not only encourage my former schoolmates but everyone who has not read the Bible to read it. Decide for yourself if Jesus is the “Way, the truth and the life.”