By Paul Copan
Many people will deny that there’s such a thing as truth at all.  But despite their most valiant attempts to deny the stability of truth and reality, they can’t do so.  They keep bumping up against the inescapable.  For when they deny objective truth, they are actually affirming the existence of truth (“It’s true that there is not truth”).  In claiming that they can make up their own reality, they are affirming something they take to be universally real (“The reality is that all people make up their own reality”).  But truth and reality aren’t in the eye of the beholder.  The existence of a good personal God who created the world and made humans with value and dignity (“theism”) does a better job of explaining the features of this universe and of human experience than alternative non-theistic worldviews.  God’s revelation in Christ is more intellectually satisfying than the other theistic alternatives of Judaism and Islam.  Topics such as the deity and resurrection of Jesus, the doctrine of the Trinity, or the reliability of Scripture fit in here.  In claiming that the Christian faith provides a more robust explanation than its theistic competitors, I am not saying that we can remove all mysteries and questions.  God’s greatness is truly unsearchable, and the mystery of the incarnation is profound.

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