The mission of Reason For Truth is to equip both the hearts and the minds of today’s Christians in the twenty-first century church. Our desire is to assist churches and para church organizations to defend and advance the Gospel by identifying objections to the Christian faith and refuting those objections with rational arguments based on Biblical truth. Giving a defense is only half the equation. In addition to equipping for a defense, we also train believers to be able to give positive, proactive, and truthful reasons for why the Gospel is the truth of God. This includes giving a biblical, philosophical, scientific, and metaphysical reason for Christianity. "For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people". 1 Peter 2:15.
Equipping a new generation (of all ages) to defend and advance the truth of God through the use of Apologetics and Evangelism.
Today’s attacks on the traditional Christian faith and the lack of training focused on equipping Christians to give biblical answers has led to the creation of Reason For Truth and the National Apologetics Training Center (NATC www.ReasonForTruth.Org and www.ApologeticsTraining.com).
The Church has been given the mandate of not only presenting the gospel message to the world, but also explaining and defending the truth of that message. We have taken years of academic training and worked to be able to communicate complex ideas in simple terms.
RFT's goal is to train Christian leaders and the Body of Christ to be able to give reasonable answers for the Christian faith. While some in the church may be wary of this approach, we find the Apostle Paul reasoning from the Scriptures with his opponents in the synagogues and debating with skeptical philosophers, challenging worldviews in the Areopagus.
How can we defend the Truth of Jesus Christ? There are several avenues to consider.
Foundational to every worldview is a set of philosophical assumptions about ultimate reality. C. S. Lewis once said, "Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered." Examining the bankruptcy of philosophical systems that stand in counter distinction to Christian Theism will be explored.
If Theism is true, then miracles are possible. If miracles are possible, then we have a reliable message that came from God Himself in the person of Jesus Christ who was born to a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified, buried, and rose again. The historical reliability and trustworthiness of the New Testament documents can be established through such disciplines as archeology, the fulfillment of prophetic writings, the historical event of the resurrection, etc.
Rational inferences can also be made by examining the effects of creation and moving towards the cause of its existence in the Creator. The great astronomer Galileo Galilei wrote, "“The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics.” The book of Scripture and the book of nature both provide the testimony of the same creation.
Reason for Truth explores these and many other issues that confront the church, with you and your ministry.