Mike Gantt

Biography

I am a former pastor and retired businessman. I was born in 1951, and was married in 1972. We have children and grandchildren.

I was raised in Columbia, South Carolina as a Roman Catholic and attended parochial school until the 7th grade. After moving to public school, I became agnostic and remained so until age 27. At that time, I began reading the Bible in an attempt to better justify my agnosticism and disprove the claims of evangelical Christians. I assumed that while the Bible was a classic of literature, it was subject to arbitrary human interpretation and therefore useless in terms of staking out any defensible theological position. However, my assumption turned out to be false and my reading project backfired - resulting in my becoming persuaded that Jesus was indeed raised from the dead. Since that time, I have believed that Jesus is Lord and that the Bible is His word. Though this faith of mine has not always been strong, it animates me today more than ever.

As for general education, I received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Management from the University of South Carolina in Columbia (1972). As for theological education, I received a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri (1986) and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1993).

I had a business career from 1972 to 1979, based in Columbia. I then entered seminary and became involved in full-time ministry from 1979 to 1994, based in St. Louis. I then resumed my business career, working variously out of Columbia, Charlotte, and Milwaukee, until I fully retired from business in 2015.

I spend my retirement in South Carolina studying the Bible and writing about it. More specifically, I study the Lord, seek to do His will, and write about the things I’ve learned in the process. I have no special gifting or calling. I’m just a person who’s had opportunity to read the Bible…and report to you on it.

Where to find Mike Gantt online


Books

The Honor of Marriage
Price: Free! Words: 50,070. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Love & Marriage, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Family
This book is for those who want to understand marriage as God designed it –which is to say family as God designed it. Modern American culture has lost sight of true marriage; therefore, Christians must show the way to repentance by restoring honor to marriage - fulfilling its responsibilities, enjoying its benefits, and defending its unique character and central importance to human well-being.
Whatever Became of Jesus Christ? The Biblical Case for the Second Coming as Acccomplished Fact
Price: Free! Words: 31,640. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Eschatology
Contrary to many opinions, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is not something future and physical - rather it is something past and spiritual. Extensive explanation of the relevant Bible passages will show that the Second Coming of Christ occurred just when He and His apostles said it would - in the 1st Century A.D. Jesus Christ is God, and the Second Coming is an outworking of that reality.
The Implications of Everyone Going to Heaven
Price: Free! Words: 34,090. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
This book is a sequel to The Biblical Case for Everyone Going to Heaven. It explores the implications of everyone going to heaven, and how that truth integrates with other biblical truths. All of the author's work is based on the conviction that Jesus is Lord and that the Bible is the word of God.
The Biblical Case for Everyone Going to Heaven
Price: Free! Words: 60,480. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Soteriology
Most people think that the Bible teaches that we go to either heaven or hell when we die. However, this is because most people are insufficiently familiar with the Bible's contents and have merely accepted someone else's interpretation. This book shows that the Bible actually teaches something different from the traditional heaven-or-hell scenario. It teaches that everyone goes to heaven.
The New Testament From a Distance
Price: Free! Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament, Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This book will help unbelievers - as well as believers - who struggle with doubts about the reliability of the texts or the authors of the New Testament. The book lays out the case that the only reasonable way to read the New Testament is by accepting that its 27 individual texts are what was originally written and that their authors are the ones claimed in the respective titles.
Finding Faith: The Historical Jesus in the Undisputed Paulines
Price: Free! Words: 41,210. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » History » Jewish
Though its title may sound academic, this book is written for anyone wanting evidence for Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. This book presents the evidence for Jesus in a way that any reader can access. Whether you’ve lost your faith, or you’ve never had it, or even if you have faith but want to be more certain about it, this book will help you.
Apostolic Apologetics: An Efficient and Sufficient Warrant for Faith in Christ
Price: Free! Words: 38,280. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / History
This book is written for the person who wants a faith in Christ he can defend – not just to others, but to himself in the sight of God.  Apostolic apologetics is a simple and straightforward way to establish and defend your faith not on the testimony of modern experts, but rather on the testimony of the apostles themselves.

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