Q. I have been a faithful follower of yours for almost a year. Just today, a good friend challenged me by quoting your background. Please comment on the internet publicity that you have been “unreliable” in your reporting via USA Today. How can we depend on what you share with us on your Grace Thru Faith site?
A. If you read my bio (click on the “about” link on the top menu bar) you’ll see that I’m not the Jack Kelley from USA today. (In fact there are several famous Jack Kelley’s and I’m not any of them.) Tell your friend to do the same, and then suggest that he or she ask the Lord’s forgiveness for spreading unsubstantiated gossip.
But irrespective of that, the reason you can depend on what I say on the website is that I back it up with Scripture, giving you chapter and verse so you can confirm it. You shouldn’t automatically trust anything any Bible teacher tells you, but like the Bereans should “receive the word with all readiness of heart but search the Scriptures daily to see if those things be true.” (Acts 17:11)