It’s a very encouraging interview in this conversation that Marvin Olasky had with Bob Beckel in which Beckel explains the depths to which he had fallen and the reality he faced as evidenced in that book title, I Should be Dead.
But he’s not dead, and he believes that God kept alive for a purpose. And as he makes clear, that purpose was so that he may come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. One footnote, by the way, that shows how understanding the biblical worldview leads to a change in the way we see the entire world–Bob Beckel responded to Marvin Olasky when he said,
“I understand you’re now pro-life”
with these words,
“I used to be on pro-choice boards. I’ve quietly gotten off. I mean, you can’t come to faith and be pro-choice.”
Bob Beckel came to believe that God has made every single human being in his image, and thus every single life deserves protection. But he first had to come to understand that God loved him so much that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him might not perish, but have everlasting life. That shows us the power the gospel of Christ, but it also shows us that we should never expect the Christian worldview to survive without Christianity.