How do I discover the TRUTH?
Every person, so said mathematician Blaise Pascal, has a God-shaped void in them. Billy Graham says in his sermons that no matter where you are in life, without God, you will know that something is missing. Of all creatures, God gave man alone the ability to seek ultimate meaning. Every man or woman at some time must come to grips with what he or she believes.
We all believe in something. Not believing in anything is believing in something, though it may be incorrect. Scripture itself instructs us to test all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Truth is there to be discovered based on the strongest available evidence. Fear may be keeping us from Truth—fear of facing one's failures or a needless fear of a changed life. We must examine whether we are throwing up an intellectual smoke screen to keep from confronting the real issue—our sin before God.
Most of us at one time or another have experienced the uncomfortable feeling of Christian views being pushed upon us. In this essay, we have tried to avoid that and instead present an introduction to Christian evidences and opportunities fairly for your consideration. As R. C. Sproul says, if Christianity is not true, you should feel sorry for us Christians, not get angry with us!
The evidence of the person of Jesus Christ demands a verdict. The challenge is to take the first step and learn the basics of the Christian faith. Then you will have a more informed basis for judging Christianity.
Look up the Scripture passages indicated throughout in this Q & A section. Explore other parts of our site. Here are more helpful resources, each of which is well documented. These resources are the primary references for this section of our website. The points presented can be explored more deeply in the pages of these books and tapes.
Most of the books are available at Christian bookstores. Perhaps, set a goal to read one book a month. Examine for yourself what has been the most influential movement and way of life in all of history. And joining a Bible study group in a church that professes the historic, classical (biblical) Christian faith can be exceptionally rewarding. Christians fully acknowledge that we cannot by our own reason or strength alone believe in Jesus Christ. It is only by God's grace that we can come to faith. The arguments and evidences will not be effective unless God's Spirit overcomes the natural rebellion in our hearts.
You can be certain that God loves you, holds you accountable, and has a wonderful plan for you (Psalm 139:16, Proverbs 16:9, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 1:11, 2:10).
Invite Jesus Christ into your life. Confess that you are a guilty, rebellious and helpless sinner. Let Christ fill the emptiness in your soul. Ask him to save you and to lead you in a new direction. Whatever your past, be assured that God's loving grace will surround you. Then when death comes, it will be a doorway to eternal joy in heaven with God (John 3:16).