How I came to know Jesus
But my father-in-law gave me a book he had read called, “The End of the Days.”  Yes, it was a book on Bible prophecy which I considered to be a crack pot concept.  But it intrigued me because I liked the post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi genre. 

The End of the Days book was essentially a commentary on the biblical writings of Daniel.  I was impressed with the straight-forward systematic approach it took to interpreting Scripture… basically it took Scripture literally while recognizing obvious symbolic language that is common to any colorful literature.

I read the book soon after the Berlin wall came down at the end of 1989.  The demise of the Soviet Union perplexed me because I had grown up in a world where the superpower standoff between the U.S. and Soviet Union was the natural order of things.  Indeed, I had spent nine years of my life training for war with the Soviet Union as a US Army officer. 

The claims that it was time to cash in our peace dividends didn’t make sense because all those nukes still existed and at least half of them were in the hands of people who had to be reeling from their loss of power.
I was raised in the church and spent a big part of my life appearing to be and even considering myself to be a Christian.  But I never really gave a lot of thought to what happens after a person dies.  My reasoning was that if this material world is all there is then spending time on spiritual matters is a waste of time.
Scott Huckaby
The book of Daniel has prophecies of the nations that would rule the world from the Babylonian Empire until the Messiah returns.  These prophecies are in such detail that I became convinced the Bible had to be from God because only He can “declare the end from the beginning.” 

What happened to the Soviet Union could be explained by Bible prophecy; the superpower stand-off had to be resolved to make way for the world-wide government that will be in place when the Messiah returns. 

I was discussing these things with my wife Teresa one evening when it occurred to me, if the Bible could help me understand the reason current events happened the way they did, it had to also be right about the need to have Jesus in my life.

It was like a light going on in my head… If I didn’t start following Jesus at that moment; I knew I was going to spend eternity separated from Him in hell.  It was a classic “no brainer”; I immediately committed to studying the Bible to learn more about Jesus so that I could follow Him.

Since then, the Lord has helped me change my world view from a materialistic perspective to His eternal perspective… and this has helped me deal with difficulties in my life as well as all the craziness that is so pervasive in the world today.

There are a lot of similarities between the event God used to wake me up to Him and what is going on now.  Today, we have the global problems of the economy, terrorism and climate change.  These issues are too big for any one nation to fix; it requires the cooperation of the whole world.  As the U.S. - Soviet superpower stand off had to be resolved, so too does the last remaining superpower have to become history.  It pains me to consider this but I don’t see how the U.S. can come out of our current economic problems with the superpower clout we once had.

The prophecies of the Bible reveal we are on the cusp of some dramatic changes.  The greatest sign we are living in the time prior to the Messiah coming is seen in the prophecies about Israel coming back together as a nation after 1900 years of being dispersed among the nations of the world.

Bible prophecy proves that the Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to mankind.  Only God can tell us with 100% accuracy what will happen in the future because He is outside the confines of time.  Time is simply a fourth dimension of our world that God created along with the physical characteristics of the universe.

As an electrical engineer with a love for math and science, I have always been analytical in my faith. 
To me, faith in Jesus Christ is logical.  God gave us the ability to reason and He wants us to use our cognitive abilities to know Him.  As He said in Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together.”

Indeed, a logical approach to things is what led the French mathematician Blaise Pascal to Christ.  Pascal was the father of statistical science which he applied to the truth about God…

“Pascal’s Wager” is quite profound; it essentially asks us to weigh the upside against the downside of believing the Bible assuming it really does turn out to be from God.  Betting against the Bible being true has the severest of consequences while wagering that the Bible is true leads to eternal blessings. 

It is simply illogical not to “taste and see that the Lord is good” as Psalm 34:8 invites us to do.

Since I began following Jesus, the biggest struggle I’ve had with my faith resulted in my greatest growth spurt.  The conventional wisdom of evolutionary science bothered me because it conflicted with the literal biblical account of creation.  I sincerely sought the truth about this and God revealed physical evidence to me that reinforces a literal interpretation of Genesis. 

Through this, I learned that God so desired a personal relationship with me that I could trust the plain sense meaning of His Word.  I was not dependant on some scholarly intermediary to interpret the Bible for me. 

The Bible is the most important resource we have in this world; life would be just plain scary without it.

For the glory of Christ,

Scott Huckaby