You are thoroughly equipped because of the Word of God, says Pastor Lloyd who speaks from experience through the years of receiving calls and questions on the Bridge Bible Talk radio program. The message of the good news is powerful but we can become intimidated, as was young Timothy to whom Paul is addressing this epistle. Will we be mature enough to influence someone on the road to destruction? The idea is to desire maturity and growth, always ready, like a soldier, to proclaim the Word. As a pagan worldview begins to predominate, we can step out of our comfort zone and boldly stand for the Truth, the Word of God.