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Apologetics - chapter 2
Terms in this set (26)
to make known something that was previously unknown.
God's universal revelation about Himself and morality that can be seen in nature by everyone
God's unique revelation about Himself through the Scriptures, miraculous events, and Jesus Christ.
Means "to breathe"
to say that it is without error.
Justified true belief
the belief that everything that happens has a natural cause, such as evolution.
the belief in God as presented in the Bible.
the belief that all knowledge comes solely through the scientiﬁc method.
Correspondence theory of truth
the view that the truth of a proposition is determined by how accurately it describes the facts of reality.
the belief that truth, knowledge, and morality are relative to the individual, society, or historical context. It leads to self-refuting claims.
is a statement that attempts to aﬃrm two opposite propositions at the same time and in the same sense.
The best-selling book in the world is the ______
The Bible is printed in ______________________ languages worldwide.
On average ____________________ % of U.S. households own a Bible.
Which of these phrases best describes the Bible: a rule book, an instruction manual, or a story?
4 important reasons to study the Bible
1) The Bible is part of world literature
2) The Bible changed Western civilization.
3) Knowledge of the Bible is the mark of an educated person
4) Knowledge of the Bible is the mark of a moral person.
How is the Bible more like a compass than an instruction manual?
An instruction manual gives step-by-step directions for completing isolated tasks. It doesn't require study or reﬂection, and it doesn't explain how things work. A compass generally gives direction. Like a compass, the Bible points to truth and can help us discover God.
What are the two ways in which God reveals His character?
God has revealed His nature and character through general revelation and special revelation.
Does the Bible "contain God's Word"?
The Bible doesn't "contain" God's Word, it is God's Word.
What does it mean to say the Bible is "inspired" by God?
they mean God used the writers to communicate exactly what He wanted and yet did so without overriding their personalities.
Knowledge leads to ______________, which in turn lead's to __________
Is 100% certainty a necessary condition for knowledge?
100% certainty is not a necessary condition for knowledge. This is especially true in considering spiritual claims.
An objective truth claim makes a claim about what?
makes a claim of fact about the independent world.
A subjective truth claim makes a claim about what?
makes a claim of fact about the personal beliefs of an individual.
Does the Bible make objective or subjective truth claims?
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