Does Truth Exist?
Christianity cannot be true, nor can any other worldview (including atheism), if truth is relative or just true for you but not for me.
Does God Exist?
There can be no Word of God unless God exists. We believe three powerful arguments (there are more) can be made for the existence of God, two scientific and one philosophical, without any reference to the Bible.
Are Miracles Possible?
If miracles don’t happen then Christianity is nonsense. We believe that miracles are not only possible, but the greatest miracle of all has already occurred and we have scientific evidence for it.
Is the New Testament True?
Unless truth exists, God exists, and miracles are possible, the New Testament doesn’t have a prayer. But after establishing those points, we can provide reasons to believe the New Testament is historically accurate and that Jesus really did die and rise from the dead for the sins of the world. Additionally, the accuracy of the New Testament points to the accuracy of the Old Testament.
What is Cross Examined?
CrossExamined.org is a non-profit ministry started in 2006 that conducts dynamic I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist seminars on college campuses, churches, and high schools. Led by Frank Turek and other Christian apologists, CrossExamined.org exists to address the problem that 3-out-of-4 Christian youth leave the church while in college, many because they are intellectually skeptical. In addition to I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist, CrossExamined.org presenters address other topics faced by young people today.
WHAT IS THE CROSS EXAMINED STATEMENT OF FAITH?
CrossExamined.org is an evangelical, inter-denominational Christian ministry. We seek to present evidence that the Bible is true. We do not require others in the body of Christ with whom we partner to hold certain positions on many of the doctrinal or theological debates that take place within the church.
While we do believe that these issues are significant, our primary concerns are with the effects that false ideologies are having on the world and the body of believers (particularly our young people).
As a statement of faith, CrossExamined.org agrees with and holds to The Apostle’s Creed:
>[We] believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
>[We] believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
>[We] believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy [universal] church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN.