How do you know christianity is true?
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** How do we know Christianity is true and we are not deceived? **
by Matt Slick
There are a lot of competing truth-claim systems in the world. How do we
know that we as Christians are believing what is true and are not deceived?
The answer is three-fold.
First, Christianity is only as true as the person of Jesus. He fulfilled
prophecy, claimed to be God in flesh, performed many miracles, died, and
physically rose from the dead. Christianity is about Jesus, his claims, and
his deeds. It is based on him and it is only as true as he is true.
Second, Christianity is consistent with reason, facts, and shows evidence
of God's inspiration in the Bible.
Third, all other religious systems are either unverifiable or irrational in
*The person of Jesus*
For the Christian, the ultimate expression of truth is found in the person
of Jesus who said, ""I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one comes
to the father but through me..." (John 14:6). Jesus, who claimed to be
divine, performed many miracles, and rose from the dead said that he alone
was the Truth. He was either right or wrong. There is no in-between. If
Jesus is wrong, then Christianity is a wrong. If Jesus did not rise from
the dead, then we should abandon our faith because he would be no different
than anyone else. If Jesus is not God in flesh, then we should denounce him
as a madman because you can't claim to
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