I have corrected the typo, thanks.
I don't know what Derek was thinking at the time, but the basic level of requirement for coming to faith is, well, faith. This seems to me why he starts with the Foundation for Faith which is Jesus Christ. You will also remember that, "he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
It is an interesting question and one we may not know the answer to this side of eternity.