Apologetics for the Masses #212 B

Bible Christian Society

Why we do what we do...

Hey folks, it's that time again.  Twice a year I come to you and ask you to help me keep this apostolate up and running.  Just twice.  And I really, really need your help right now.  CD costs are up; mailing costs are up; discon costs are up, I need a new CD duplicator; and on and on.  Plus, I currently have a balance on the company credit card that I just can't seem to get rid of (I only use the credit card for postage and for ordering CD's, labels, discons, and such) .  It's only three or four thousand dollars, but I hate having any balance at all.  So, if you could help, it would be greatly appreciated.  As regular readers know, all I ever ask for is just ten cents a day (we will, of course, gladly accept more!).  Can you spare a dime a day ($3/month; $36/year) to help us reach out to tens of thousands of people all over the world with the truths of the Catholic Faith?  And, we literally do reach people all over the world.  We've distributed somewhere in the neighborhood of a million copies of our talks (give or take a few thousand) via CD or mp3 download to people in more than 50 countries, and the "Apologetics for the Masses" e-newsletter reaches folks in at least 60 countries that I know of. 

We reach Catholics and non-Catholics alike; clergy and laity; young and old; rich and poor.  All with one desire - the salvation of souls.  We want to bring people closer to Jesus Christ through a deeper knowledge and understanding of the truths of the Catholic Faith.  As Christ says in John 8:32, "You will know the truth and the truth will make you free."  That's our desire.  That's our goal.  That's the reason for our existence.  If that is a desire and a goal that you share, would you please consider making an investment - small or large - in this little enterprise we call the Bible Christian Society?  To help you in your deliberation process, let me share with you a few comments I've received recently, so that you know what kind of effect our work is having:

"I am a faithful reader and hear you on EWTN from time to time.  I'm still not Catholic...but appreciate your work as it's been a big help in allowing me to just 'speak the truth' about what the Bible really says...I can't say for sure where God is leading me but it will be by Him (although he has some pretty good Catholic helpers) and if I land on the Catholic side, then so be it."   Marty in Nebraska

"At one point I was an atheist...I started listening to EWTN Radio on I-Heart Radio, and the first time I listened, YOU caught my attention.  I came home that day...[ordered your talks]...and my wife and I listened to several of them. I cannot believe how much I DIDN'T know about the bible...I've learned more about the bible listening to your talks...than I have in the thirty years I've been alive.  My goal is to become an apologist for the Catholic Church...I have already purchased several books on the Catholic Faith and continue in the RCIA program weekly.  I love going to the Catholic Church and for the first time in my life the bible actually makes sense when looked at in a literal way not literalist - I got that from your talk."  Michael T., Marietta, GA

Through your support the Bible Christian Society is able to help non-Catholics grow closer to, and sometimes come into, the Catholic Church

"Your CDs had a lot to do with me coming back to the Church...after being away for 30+ years."   Dee G.

"I just wanted to say I have listened to your mp3 downloads over and over again, and as a raised catholic but not as a current practicing one, I can honestly say that the more I listen to you the more 'The truth' makes sense.  I have been truly praying for truth and looking for an authority to follow.  For the last month or so I have been being couseled by a Bible pastor and my girlfriend who are trying to teach their version fo what 'truth' is and it just isn't adding up in my mind...The reason I'm writing is because I do believe I have planted a seed in this pastor.  I got him to listen to your 'truth' cd (One Church)...After he listened to you, his attitude changed dramatically.  I look forward to more of your words to come to help in my journey of finding truth."  Jeff Y.

Through your support the Bible Christian Society is able to help fallen-away Catholics find their way back to the Church, and we even help them evangelize others before they themselves have fully returned!  Can't beat that! 

"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."   Ron B.

"You helped me tremendously shortly before I got married to start learning the faith on my own even though I'm a cradle Catholic (and catechized poorly).  Once I found the Bible Christian Society I was lit on fire for the Lord and it's been an incredible journey."  Tim B., Indiana

"Thank you, thank you, thank you.  This is the best explanation on what Catholics believe regarding 'good works' that I have ever read.  I have to be honest, I've never had a good understanding (until now) of my Catholic faith regarding 'good works."  I could never explain our belief in 'good works' to non-Catholics.  You have opened my mind and eyes regarding this Catholic teaching."   Don M.

"You have given me the tools that I never could find before to answer my husband's very, very Southern Baptist family's questions...What you are doing is helping so many other Catholics out there, especially those of us here in the bible belt."  Brittany Y., Texas

Through your support, the Bible Christian Society is helping Catholics better understand and deepen their faith, and giving them the tools they need to share and defend that faith.

"Based on the information obtained from your site, we were able to conduct a seminar on Catholic Apologetics for some youth members of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, Liberia.  We had two priests and one layman who facilitated."  Fabian K., Monrovia, Liberia

"I've been following your newsletters for already more than a year and this is I think the only way I can return back the great help you've given to me through your apologetics materials, especially your free audio talks.  Your talks and writings about our Catholic faith...will for sure provide me complete shield from fundamental/protestant attacks and arms (knowledge) to defend my faith.  It really strengthened the core of my beliefs."  Dave O., Philippines

Again, as stated above, we are helping people all over the world to better learn and defend and share this beautiful treasure we have that we call the Catholic Faith.  And, we do it for free.  Which is why I really need your help.  A lot of folks who order our materials make donations, but a lot of them, for whatever reason, do not.  So, without your support, we would have to close the doors of the Bible Christian Society.  Is what is happening in the lives of the folks whose testimonials you just read, and the many thousands of others with similar stories, worth 10 cents a day?  I think so, and I hope you do, too.  There is nowhere else where folks can get all of the kinds of materials - audio and written - and so much of it, for free.  Nowhere. 

So, if you feel like we're doing something worthwhile, please pray about making a donation to the Bible Christian Society today.  Can you spare $0.10 a day…just $36 for the year?  Maybe $18 today and $18 six months from now?  Or, could you possibly spare a wee bit more?  Maybe there's someone out there who could cover our credit card balance for us?  Whatever you can do, though, is greatly appreciated.  And, please...please!...keep our efforts in your prayers.  If you would like to invest in our work, you can do so in one of three ways:

1) Donate online at: www.biblechristiansociety.com/donations, (it is a fully secure site),

2) Send a check to: Bible Christian Society, PO Box 424, Pleasant Grove, AL  35127, or,

3) Via our PayPal account: Email address is: admin@biblechristiansociety.com.  (If you would like a receipt for a donation made through PayPal, make sure to include your address along with your donation.)

And please remember, that All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Again, whatever you can do, is greatly appreciated.  I know times are tough right now for a lot of people, but if you could make the Bible Christian Society one of the charities you support, you would be directly responsible for many more stories like those above.

In Christ,

John Martignoni





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