In presenting apologetics there are certain points I focus on in order to systematically examine the evidence for the truth of Christianity. While there are many other areas of interest and concern for the apologist, these areas are essential in determining the veracity of the Christian religion. These main features of Christianity include 1) the existence of God 2) the reliability of the Bible 3) the divine claims of Jesus and 4) the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. I organize them in the form of a question, which can possibly be answered yes or no, in order to be objective in the analysis. This first question is: “Does God Exist?”
Obviously, if God doesn’t exist then Christianity cannot be true. It is pretty fundamental. There are dozens (and here) of arguments for God’s existence, but there are three powerful arguments for theism. If you can just remember GOD’s name you can remember these three arguments:
G = Good and evil
O = Origins of the universe
D = Design of the universe
The ‘g’ in God’s name stands for good and evil. The fact that there exists objective moral truth is evidence for God. Check out this video titled “The Moral Argument” for a quick introduction. The ‘o’ in God’s name stands origins of the universe. This video, titled “The Kalam Cosmological Argument” provides evidence for the origins of the universe that deduces that existence of God. There are many versions of the cosmological argument, but the kalam version argues from the beginning of the universe to the existence of God. The ‘d’ in God’s name stands for design of the universe. This video shows how design is the best explanation for the fine-tuning for life in the universe.
Good and Evil
The Moral Argument (or the argument from good and evil) can be summarized as such:
P1: If God doesn’t exist, objective moral truth does not exist.
P2: Objective moral truths does exist.
C: So, God exists.
Origins of the Universe
The Kalam Cosmological Argument (or the argument from the origins of the universe) can be summarized:
P1: Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
P2: The universe began to exist.
C: So, the universe has a cause
Design of the Universe
The Fine-tuning Argument (or the argument from the design of the universe) can be summarized:
P1: The fine-tuning for life in the universe is either due to chance, necessity, or design.
P2: It is not due to chance or necessity.
C: So, it is due to design.
Check out this page for a complete presentation of these three arguments for God’s existence which provides a summary of each argument along with links to other articles and videos for the existence of God.