Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15
I began an interest in apologetics, making a reasoned defense of biblical doctrines, when my husband challenged an agnostic friend of his to write down the questions he had about the Bible. He did so, and I began answering those questions. It seems the friend had no interest in the answers once given, but I discovered that knowing there are answers strengthened my faith. If you are looking for answers to difficult questions about the Bible, God and Christianity, check out the Apologetics Q&A page.
A couple decades ago I was also introduced to the concept of Scientific Creationism. Until then, evolution was just assumed to be true and scientifically accurate. I soon learned that there were many flaws with the theory (for that's all it is, an unproven theory) and with the tests that supposedly indicated the earth is millions of years old. When I began studying the scientific evidence, I discovered there was ample evidence for a recent Creation, a world-wide Flood and much to disprove the theory of evolution. For more info about what I found and why it matters, check out the Scientific Creationism page.
My interest in Messianic Prophecy was piqued when I was told there were 100 prophecies in Matthew that were fulfilled by Jesus. As we studied it that year, I kept track of all the prophecies I found. I found there were over 200. Most were fulfilled by His birth, ministry, death and resurrection. I have since created a Bible study to go through all the prophecies and how they were fulfilled. If you want to examine Jesus' credentials for being the Messiah, check out the Messianic Prophecies page.
I have also been interested in he End Times since high school. I set about studying the End Times and finding a system that incorporated all the prophecy as a unified whole and did not leave out any biblical prophecies of what is to come. To see what I discovered, check out the End Times page.
I believe God created everything in 6 days about 6,000 years ago. I believe there was a world-wide Flood about 4,000 years ago followed by an Ice Age. I know there is good scientific evidence that the earth is young and the billions of dead things buried in rock layers all over there earth that testify to the Flood. I believe this is important to my faith because not believing in these biblical truths undermines the foundation of our faith and destroys biblical authority. Without biblical authority, there is no standard of right and wrong and man is free to believe whatever and behave however he wants, because man, not God, makes the rules. If the Bible is true, then it must be true from the first verse to the last, and there is a moral standard set by God. I believe God created the physical laws by which the universe operates. He created our minds & expects us to use them to discover truth. I believe true science does not contradict Scripture. When Scripture talks about the physical world, it gives accurate info.
Since the Bible is true, it will not contradict itself, all prophecies it makes have or will come true. The test of a true prophet was if his prophecies were 100% accurate, if not then he was considered a false prophet. I believe Jesus is the Messiah because He fulfilled all the prophecies regarding His First Coming. Because He did that, I believe He will also literally fulfill all the prophecies regarding His Second Coming. I believe in a Pre-Wrath Rapture and 1,000 year reign of Christ on a renovated earth that has been restored to Edenic perfection following the Day of the Lord judgment.