Have you ever been afraid to share your faith because of being asked a question that you can’t answer? Or maybe you have had the courage to share your faith yet you felt that your answers to questions were insufficient. There are great answers to the objections that many people have; unfortunately trying to find those answers can be quite a challenge. Recently my husband developed an easy to remember acronym that will enable anyone to present a sound and time tested defense of the Christian faith. He also put this acronym into a tract, called the Best Facts tract.
The Best Facts will help answer apologetical questions during an evangelistic conversation. Though it should not be the first thing used during such a conversation (by all means strive to share the gospel first), if the person you are sharing with wants to debate or has sincere questions pull out this tract and go through it with the person. This tract will keep you on target, prevent bunny trails, and if used correctly will prevent debates.
This tract quickly goes over answers to various objections stemming from other worldviews and atheism. It also seeks to convince the questioner about why Christianity is true. The acronym starts with TALL TALES. The TALL acronym discusses why other religions can’t be trusted. TALES discusses why atheism and evolution are illogical. The BEST FACTS acronym will hopefully convince the listener why Christianity’s truth claims can be trusted. The BEST acronym argues for the existence of God and the FACTS acronym argues for the trustworthiness of the Bible. Simply read the tract and have the person follow along. After you are finished going through the tract, give it to the person. After each description there is a URL where the person can find more information on each of the issues discussed. This way instead of debating you can tell them to go the site to have more questions answered. Or you can scan the QR code on each page to go directly to the site. My husband will be adding more to the URLs in the future. You can get more information about the acronym as well as download and print the tract from this site: TheBestFacts.com
On this site you’ll also be able to listen to an mp3 of my husband’s radio show going into more detail about sharing the acronym.
I pray that this tract will help you feel more confident as you step out in faith, sharing the gospel. On a side note this will help you become better informed with apologetical issues for yourself, your children, and other Christian friends that might ask you questions.
Erin Herbst gave her life to Jesus Christ around the age of eight and has been joyfully serving the Lord since that time. Erin is happily married and has two young children with another on the way. She has been ministering to college students since 2004, with Master Plan Ministries. As well as being a wife, mother, and minister to college students she is also working toward a Master’s degree at Liberty University.