Thursday, December 22, 2016

Twelve Points that Prove Christianity is True

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Can Christianity be proven? Contrary to popular belief that the Christian faith is based on unproven assumptions, there is actually a great deal of evidence for the Christian worldview.  This is a twelve point reasoning process, in extremely short form, indicating a reasoning route beginning at "Can truth be known?" Links are included to relevant articles and short videos to expand upon the point in question. Enjoy.

1. Truth about reality is knowable.

2. The law of non-contradiction indicates that what is opposite of true must be false.

3. It is true that a theistic God exists.

4. If God exists then miracles are possible

5. Miracles are useful as evidence and confirmation of a message from God.

6. The Bible is historically reliable.

7. The New Testament says that Jesus claimed to be God.
8. Jesus’ claim to be God was miraculously confirmed by:
9. Therefore, Jesus is God.

10. Whatever Jesus (Who is God) teaches must be true.

  • a. If Jesus Christ is God, then anything Jesus teaches must be absolutely true, given the requirements for God include infinite knowledge, infinite ability, moral purity, and a living embodiment of the truth. 

11. Jesus taught that the Bible is the word of God.

  • a. "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished," Matt. 5:18 NASB
  • b. "The Scripture cannot be broken” –John 10:35b NASB
  • c. “"Your word is truth” –John 17:17b NASB
12. Therefore it is true that the Bible is the word of God.

If Jesus Christ is really God, then the Bible must be the word of God, because Jesus considered the Bible the word of God.  Given these twelve points, Christianity is true beyond a reasonable doubt.  
How should you respond? First step, do more research.  Second step, think about it. Third step, actually pray about it and ask God to reveal himself to you.  

From a basis of imperative (necessity) the greatest question of life itself must be: How can we overcome death? The clock is after all ticking for all of us. Well, there is only one who has successfully overcome death.  

Did Jesus Christ really rise from the dead?  If Jesus Christ really did rise from the dead, then he can do the same for us, as God, and for that reason, eternal life, the holy grail itself becomes available to us!

If the reasoning is sound, and you've come to believe that these facts are true, then commit your life to Jesus Christ, commit to serve Him and live by his standards put forth in the New Testament. And you will live forever.  It's as simple as that.  Believe on Jesus Christ, believe God raised him from the dead, and commit your way to his teachings.  If the goal is to believe what is actually true, then you ought to believe Christianity.