You are about to enter a time machine to travel 250 years into the future. You are allowed to take only two books with you. Only one person at a time from the present can travel into the future. You have waited two years for this opportunity. What two books would you take and why?
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I have two books in my backpack as I stand in front of the time machine. I am the first to go to the future. I take the NIV Study Bible because I want to bring the word of God to people in the future. It’s obvious from today’s lifestyles that God is being removed from everything, so I can only guess what 250 more years of debauchery living have done to the human race. Bibles are probably not in print anymore, except in secret caverns underground.
I spent nearly two years reading books before deciding to take The Case for a Creator, by Lee Strobel. At one time, Lee was an atheist, but science – of all things – helped prove him wrong. I figure that 250 years in the future, the evolution theory will be rampant and it might be extremely difficult for Christians to defend our faith. The Case is a book that gives real, solid answers why evolutionists cannot find concrete facts to back up their belief.
I will use both of these books to help lead people to Christ; the Bible for teaching and instructing, and Lee’s book to disprove evolution. I hope to step out of the time machine and be greeted by Christians, but I am not sure that will happen. Until I find fellow Christians, I will keep my books safe in my pack.
With a deep breath, I step onto the platform and am whisked 250 years into the future.