Is the Truth Always Simple?

In their book Roman Catholics and Evangelicals: Agreements and Differences, Protestant authors Norman Geisler and Ralph MacKenzie quip that Catholicism “has no widely circulated equivalent to ‘The Four Spiritual Laws’ or other simple plan of salvation” (page 234).

The comment seems to imply that in order for something to be true, it must be simple. Complex ideas that can’t be explained in four easy steps must therefore be false. But the claims that truth is always simple and complexity means falsehood is rubbish. Is trigonometry false because it is complex?

To the charge that Catholics lack a “simple plan of salvation”, I point to these resources that do a fine job succinctly explaining salvation from a Catholic perspective:

More similar resources exist, but these are a few that came to mind. Feel free to post others in the comments if you have some to recommend.

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