Apologetics for the Masses - Issue #202

Bible Christian Society

General Comments

Hey folks, this is it. I know you’ve all been waiting for it. This is that twice-a-year time when I come to you to ask for your support for the Bible Christian Society. I ask you to please take a couple of minutes to read through this email and then prayerfully consider whether or not you believe the Bible Christian Society to be worthy of your support.

First of all, I don’t know of any other apostolate that confines their entire fund-raising efforts to just two emails per year, and I don’t know of any other that makes as modest of a request as we do – I’m just asking for ten cents ($0.10) per day. That’s just $3.00/month or just $36.00/year. In the several years that I’ve been doing this, that’s all I’ve ever asked for from you in terms of financial support for the Bible Christian Society…just $0.10 a day.

Now, before you decide whether or not to invest in the Bible Christian Society,, I just want to give you several quotes that I’ve received relatively recently, that I hope will convince you that we are indeed worthy of your support.


“Because of your influence, I have started ‘Apologetics in Kalamazoo’…I booked my first two churches last week and have another meeting next week. I traveled with a Protestant Evangelist when I was younger and converted to Catholicism about 5 years ago…You make this easy, it should be easy and I would love to share with you what an impact you have made…I already have my hands full with a few people, but this sure is fun.”

Lawrence P.

Making apologetics…making defending the Faith…fun and easy. That’s what we do. Our materials equip people from all walks of life – of all ages, from all educational backgrounds – with common sense, logical, and thoroughly Bible-based techniques and methods for talking to people about the Catholic Faith. And quite often folks take what they learn here and turn around and teach others, just like Lawrence is doing.

“I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your apologetics audio and video clips. I’ve recently started using some of them in my class. They’ve deepened my personal understanding, and helped me to better explain things to my high school students. I teach scripture in a Catholic high school.”

Dennis B.

Helping Catholic high school teachers to do an even better job of teaching the Faith to their students, in addition to helping them deepen their own faith.

"What you do is amazing to me. I equate it with the martial art, ‘Aikido’, in which the one who is attacked uses the strength of the attacker against him with specific moves and holds to attain victory….I find your entire library of newsletters beneficial and never tire of reading them because of the clear and strong points you make and the logic you include. You take the “attackers” strength and use it against him…so valuable when dealing with anti Catholics.”

Ron F.

Teaching Catholics how to defend themselves when questioned, or attacked, about their Faith.

“Thank you so much for your wonderful apologetics talks. They are down-to-earth yet clearly inspired by heaven. I listen to them at work on my i-pod. I have quite a few evangelical Christians and fallen away Catholics at my workplace and they are often eager to attack our faith. I remember your words and look at these assaults as opportunities for dialogue. Little do my co-workers know that my ‘coach’ is often answering their questions in my ear even as they ask them!"

Mark C.

“Thank you for doing what you do. I’ve been listening to numerous talks from Lighthouse Catholic Media and St Joseph’s Communications for the past two and half years, it’s all I listen to anymore. I even started a distance program towards my masters in theology in hopes to learn more and be able to talk intelligibly about our faith, but it wasn’t until I discovered your tapes on apologetics (by accident) that I finally started to work up the courage to answer questions and not be afraid to say, ‘I don’t know… but I’ll get back to you.‘"

Robert M.

There are a lot of very good materials out there that teach Catholics about their Faith – which is a very good thing – but it’s one thing to know the Faith, it’s an entirely different thing to share it with others. Our materials give everyday folks out in the pews the courage and confidence to go out and start planting seeds with people.


That, in a nutshell, is what we do.  We reach people in all 50 states and more than 50 countries that I know of.  And, we do it all for free.  No one else does what we do.  No charge for the newsletter.  I’ve seen other Catholic apologists offer online courses for hundreds of dollars…not here.  Most apologetics CD’s that are out there cost around five or six dollars each, or more…not here.  You can get our CD’s for just a $1.00/CD shipping and handling charge when you order online or, if you mail in your order, you can avoid even that cost.  And we have mailed tens of thousands of CD’s out without even a S&H charge to places like Ghana, India, the Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. And, you usually have to pay for mp3 downloads…not here.

So, I’m hoping that you will help us continue doing what we do.  Again, I always ask for just $0.10 a day.  That’s it…just a dime a day…that’s $3.00 per month, or just $36.00 per year.  If you can’t afford $36.00 right now, maybe $18.00 today and another $18.00 in six months?  Or, maybe you can afford a bit more…we could really use a little extra right now…but, whatever you can do, is greatly appreciated.

There are 3 different ways you can make a 100% tax-deductible donation:

1) By clicking on this link and donating online: www.biblechristiansociety.com/donations

2) Through PayPal: the email address for our account is: admin@biblechristiansociety.com

3) By check – mail to: Bible Christian Society, PO Box 424, Pleasant Grove, AL  35127.

In Conclusion

Whether you are able to contribute financially or not, please keep us in your prayers. My family always keeps you in our prayers. Everyday my kids pray, “For all the supporters of the Bible Christian Society.”

And, finally, I want to wish all of you a very holy Advent Season – for you and your loved ones.

God bless!

John Martignoni

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