Truth & Reality

Tim

Stratton

(The FreeThinking Theist)

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December 28, 2015

What is truth? People have been asking this question for centuries. In fact, Pilate asked Jesus this very question over two thousand years ago (John 18:38). The answer to this intriguing question is quite simple: statements that are true correspond to reality. This raises another question: what is reality? The answer to this question is uncomplicated as well: reality is the way things are.

I am committed to truth. In fact, I have said that I am more committed to truth than I am to Christianity. However, that is why I am a hard-core Christian; because I sincerely believe Christianity is true! That is to say, I believe the proposition, “God raised Jesus from the dead,” corresponds to reality.

If the above proposition is true there are two essential “ingredients” that must me true as well: 1- God must exist, and 2- the resurrection of Jesus must be a real historical event. Now, I believe in the existence of God and the resurrection of Jesus; however, I do not believe these propositions via “blind faith.” I affirm these statements because of reason and evidence.

I am committed to demonstrating and defending truth to all people because I sincerely love all people. I examine all the arguments for and against the proposition, “God raised Jesus from the dead,” as well as other peripheral but related issues. Alvin Plantinga has noted that there are over a couple dozen arguments logically proving that God exists, and many today do not realize that based on the historical method alone (without even touching the Gospels), we can conclude with high degrees of historical certainty that Jesus did, in fact, rise from the dead. William Lane Craig refers to all of these arguments together as the “cumulative case” for Christianity. Thus, we have evidence for the truth of “Mere Christianity” (as C.S. Lewis called it); that is to say, we have evidence that the proposition, “God raised Jesus from the dead,” is true!

These arguments include, but are not limited to, the following hyperlinks:

The Kalam Cosmological Argument
The Leibnizian Cosmological Argument
The Moral Argument
The Teleological Argument
The Ontological Argument
The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism
The Freethinking Argument Against Naturalism
The Historical Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus

Those of us at FreeThinking Ministries are committed to truth, and we are committed to demonstrating and defending truth. We believe that the Christian worldview is the only worldview that can make sense of all the data. This data includes scientific data, historical data, and conclusions based on the laws of logic. This provides fantastic grounds for confidently claiming, “Christianity is true!”

On the side of truth (John 18:37),

Tim Stratton

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About the Author

Tim

Stratton

(The FreeThinking Theist)

Tim pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (B.A. 1997) and after working in full-time ministry for several years went on to attain his graduate degree from Biola University (M.A. 2014). Tim was recently accepted at North West University to pursue his Ph.D. in systematic theology with a focus on metaphysics.

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