A Presuppositional Apologetic

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Take the test to discover how the nature of truth itself proves Gods existence!

WHAT IS TRUTH? (Multiple choice)

A.) THAT WHICH CONFORMS TO REALITY!

We can’t completely understand all that there is to reality, but we can apprehend aspects of reality. To do that we use our senses and our reasoning.

Ask yourself this question. If atheism were true, could you trust your ability to reason?

The answer is no! Why? Charles Darwin wrote a letter to a man called Mr. William Graham saying;

“The horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would anyone trust the conviction of a monkey’s mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind?”

To take it a step further; atheism necessitates that our minds are purposeless products of chaos and chance, a compilation of ultimately meaningless chemical reactions that fizz differently to other people’s minds – which also are cosmic, chemical purposeless products. If you shake up two bottles of soft drink, one Coke, the other Sprite – you get fizz. Fizz cannot produce truth.

All atheists trust and daily rely upon their ability to reason, borrowing from another world view. Atheism is impossible to consistently live out! When a self-professing atheist uses their ability to reason in order to make truth claims, they do so by standing upon the world view they claim is false – that is, the world view that says; God must exist!

Ask yourself this question; if Christianity were true, could you trust your ability to reason?

Yes! We are made in Gods image. Because reason and logic are reflections of Gods eternal, unchanging character and nature, it makes sense that we can trust our God given ability to reason. Likewise, if God exists, he created all that we perceive to be real, and therefore ultimate reality doesn’t begin with nature (as perceived by our 5 physical sense, taste, touch, smell, hear, and see), but the mind of the God that brought nature and our perceived reality into existence!

B.) WE DEFINE OUR OWN TRUTH!

Think carefully about this important question. Is something true because you believe it? Or do you believe it because it’s true?

Answer: The latter – meaning, truth is objective, not subjective. We don’t define truth in our minds; we apprehend truths that exist in reality apart from ourselves. For example, 1 + 1 = 2, and it doesn’t matter whether we believe its 3, 4 or 5. Those beliefs don’t change the objective truth which is that 1 + 1 = 2.

The idea that truth is subjective (relative) is self-defeating. Why? The proposition; ‘truth is subjective’ is an objective truth proposition. This answer is therefore false.

C.) TRUTH DOESN’T EXIST!

The proposition; ‘truth doesn’t exist’ is an objective truth claim, and is self-defeating, and is therefore, is false.

D.) TRUTH IS THAT WHICH CONFORMS TO THE MIND OF GOD!

Without God, truth claims are meaningless. Reason itself is unjustifiable. The question; ‘Does God Exist?’ presupposes that God exists! The reasoning employed when attempting to answer that question, presupposes Gods existence. Atheists often take pride in their self-professed superior reasoning abilities – but professing to be wise, they become foolish (Romans 1).

If we want to live as though our ability to reason is even remotely  trustworthy, we have to accept that God exists! If we don’t – we live a lie, and in-so-doing are suppressing the truth deliberately.

Why do people do this? The bible tells us. It’s because of sin. The first sin was not eating fruit – it was autonomy; the desire to be self-governed. We rejected Gods governing laws (which were reflections of Gods perfect character), and invented our own. Theft for example is wrong because God is not a thief! Adultery is wrong because God is faithful! Lies are wrong because God is truthful! Covetousness is evil because God is entirely content, and is our provider! Selfishness is evil because God is outwardly caring and loving. Murder is wrong because man is made in Gods image, and life is precious to God.

At this point you might have all kinds of important questions running through your mind.

These are probably legitimate and important questions! But in raising them, don’t suppress the truth that God exists. Embrace that truth, seek him out, and find those answers.

It’s important to realize that when we speak against God, or try to instruct him – we are using minds not only that he created, but also that contain less than 0.00000000001% of all that is knowable! We are instructing God who knows 100% of all that can be known. Many claim it’s foolish to place faith in God, but that’s clearly false – what’s truly foolish is not trusting in God.

Atheism is a willful suppression of the self-evident truth that God exists!

See the links below for answers to common questions:

What is the gospel? How can I be saved?

Why trust that Jesus is Gods Son? Why trust the bible?

Why would God allow suffering?

 

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