A common approach in apologetic discussions is to ask someone what would convince them Christianity is true. And if it is true, would you believe it? After all, we rely on truth every day of our lives. We want our banks, our employers, government, friends, and family to be truthful with us. And why would you want to believe something that is false? But the more I have thought about this question, I think it leads to some very important questions.
1. First of all, when you say the word ‘true’ or ‘truth’ you have to define what you mean! Whatever determines a test for truth determines one’s apologetic approach. It is quite common for the Christian or Christian apologist to defend the correspondence theory of truth. Thus, truth is what corresponds to reality. As Norman Geisler says:
“Truth is what corresponds to its referent. Truth about reality is what…
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