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How I Became a Christian Author

How I Became a Christian Author

My name is Larry Vaughn and I’m a Vietnam veteran. I thought I was one of the lucky ones who got away scot-free. But apparently, nobody who goes to war ever gets away scot-free. I didn’t know there was anything wrong with me. But the people around me did. I was irritable and short-tempered most of the time. And I was always mad about something. In 1998, I  reached the point where I couldn’t control my emotions. My Doctors told me that I had PTSD. They took me off work and I never went back to my job as a Letter Carrier.

I applied for a medical retirement. But the Postal Service took over a year to process it. And during that year, my wife and I had no income. This was rock bottom for me.  I was old and broke and too sick to work. And I didn’t know if I would ever be able to work again. 

So I cried out to God in desperation and asked him to help me. And I started spending hours each day studying the Bible. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time. But I was fellowshipping with God in his word. And while I was getting to know him, he was teaching me things that I needed to know. One of these things was how to cope with PTSD.

I was mining the Bible for life-lessons from God. And when I saw a Bible verse that jumped out at me, I copied it down. I believe that the verses I’ve collected are the most interesting and informative verses in the Bible. I’m excited about the things that I’ve learned from them. I want to share them with you. And that’s why I wrote Crash Course in the Bible.

 

 

The Greatest Need in America Today

The Greatest Need in America Today

English: "Noah Webster, The Schoolmaster ...
English: “Noah Webster, The Schoolmaster of the Republic,” print by Root & Tinker. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Division of Prints and Photographs Online. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003680822/?sid=ed9af5f8c1822c65772ea1b4185054d0 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

America was founded on principles of the Bible. John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  The greatest need in America is for more people who understand the Bible and base their lives on it.

In his American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster warned us what would happen if we forgot about God and the Bible. He said, “All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

Ignorance of the Bible is at an all-time high in America. And we’re paying a heavy price for it. I think that this Bible passage describes what America is like today:

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.  . . . Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as James and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5, 7-8)

America is being destroyed because we’ve forgotten who we are and where we came from. And we’ve forgotten about God and the Bible.