I remember the day I first heard the gospel, it was awesome. My faithful friend unpacked the message of the gospel to this weary sinner. I was pierced through. I needed a Savior and I knew it. As our discussion came to a natural end, my friend found out that I did not own a Bible. So as a good friend he gave me the one he was carrying. It was a green pocket New Testament with the Psalms & Proverbs. It comfortably was transferred from the pocket of his military cargo pants to my own. I was and am thankful for my friend John’s kindness and graciousness that day.
However, what I am a little bent about is that Bible. As I mentioned it was the NT, Psalms & Proverbs. It did not include the Old Testament Scriptures. This was a bit of a problem for me. I had zero Bible knowledge at this point. I did not know that the Bible had two testaments, I thought ‘Christ’ was Jesus’ last name, and couldn’t understand the purpose for all of these various letters (epistles). But I read my green King James New Testament as tried to get stuff figured out.