Bible Semester Exam Mr. Hathorn
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the belief that God exists in three modes
belief in no God
belief in God
belief that the trinity consists of three separate gods
Latin for "out of nothing"
the books that belong in the Bible
qualities, features, or characteristics
Those attributes that God does not share with us.
Those attributes that God does share with us.
the ten commandments
belief in many Gods
God-breathed, the idea that the words of the Bible are God's words.
what the whole Bible teaches about a certain subject
an official church teaching
There are no errors in the original doctrine
two ideas that oppose each other
a system of beliefs
a contradiction in which both sides are true
Gen. 1 is a literary account of creation in six "pictures."
God created a world that appears old.
the idea that the flood made the Earth appear old
each day of creation lasted a very long time. Gap theory - there is a gap between Gen 1:1 and Gen 1:2
the belief that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are subordinate to God the father.
God set the world in motion and no longer interacts with it.
God is in all things. Fate - the belief that events happen due to some supernatural force
random possibility of something happening
the idea that God used the idea of evolution in creation
writers of canon in the OT.
Special authority they were given special authority to write the words of Jesus
God has existed throughout all time
unable to be fully understood
God does not need us or the rest of creation
the universe is everything/there is no god. All that you see the material view point.
God does not have size or spatial dimensions and is present at every point of space with his whole being, yet God acts differently in different places.
people that believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old
people that believe that the earth is 10-20,000 years old
knowledge of god that comes from creation
direct revelation from God
small changes within a species
some substance produces living material from which all life on earth comes from.
God is above creation
Explain the trinity.
God eternally exists as 3 persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God.
What does a name mean in the Bible?
It is a description of a person's character.
What does the Holy Spirit do when we pray?
It takes part in our prayers and makes our weak prayers effective.
Where did the idea of canon begin?
It begins with the words of God (Ex. 31:18)
4 characteristics of scripture
Authority (All words of Scripture are God's words), Clarity (Bible teachings can be understood by all that seek God's help), Necessity (Bible is necessary for knowing the gospel and maintaining spiritual life), and Sufficiency (Scripture contains everything we need for salvation).
How can we know God exists?
All people have an inner sense of the divine, and evidence can be found in Scripture and nature.
How do I know God's will?
God's will is never contrary to his word.
How can I pray effectively?
By praying in faith and praying according to God's will.
Distinguish primary and secondary causes.
Primary causes are the divine, behind the scenes causes. Secondary causes are the things that we can see happen.
What is providence?
Providence is God's ongoing relationship with creation.
What are the decrees of God?
The eternal plans of God where he determined to bring about everything that happens.
Why did God create the world?
God created the universe to show his glory.
Does God control all things? What about evil?
Scripture never blames God for evil or shows God as taking pleasure in evil. However, he uses it to fulfill his plans.
What is prayer?
Prayer is personal communication with God.
What does prayer do?
Prayer changes the way God acts.
How is prayer made possible?
Prayer is made possible through our mediator, Jesus Christ.
What is the NT pattern for prayer?
offered to the Father through the Son.
Common Trinitarian heresies
Modalism, Tritheism, and Arianism
How did we get the OT and NT canon?
We get the OT canon from the Office of the Prophets and the NT canon from the Office of the Apostles.
What are the different forms of the word of God?
Why did God create the universe?
God created the universe to show his glory.
How are the persons of the trinity distinct?
They are equal in attributes, but distinct in their relationship to creation.
Something out in the world that tries to make things happen.