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Apologetics Ch. 1
Terms in this set (25)
spreading the gospel and the good news of Jesus Christ
what is evangelization?
goal of evangelization?
new audience: baptized christians who are not disciples
new methods of spreading the gospel
who evangelizes: us!
new culture: de-christianized
new evangelization--what is new about it?
what is the duty of every believer?
through our witness (preaching without words)
how do we evangelize?
comes from the greek word "defense"; defending the faith
as GOOD NEWS (Gospel): show/tell why the teaching brings joy, freedom, peace
through the transcendentals: beauty, truth, and goodness (highest classes of things)
how do we present each teaching/answer to questions?
show people the beauty first--"How wonderful!"
leads to goodness--"I want to participate!"
ends at understanding the truth--"I understand!"
how do we evangelize through beauty, goodness, and truth?
If God is _____, he cannot directly will something evil
to bring about a greater good--free will
God wants the great good of free will so we can choose him instead of being forced
to allow free will, God must allow for us to not choose him
Why does God allow evil to exist?
God did not create us merely for happiness in this world, but more importantly for _________ with him in the next
the philosophy that there is no objective truth
what is relativism?
"the greatest problem of our time"
what was relativism called by Pope Benedict XVI?
we think that to believe truth is to be intolerant
why is the problem of relativism so prevalent?
we can love people we disagree with
can we hold two different ideas at the same time?
_____ contradicts itself
we think tolerance equals never disagreeing, but in order to be tolerant, you have to first _____
diversity and acceptance
relativism claims to be all about _____ and _____, but it doesn't lead to either--it leads to one mandated idea. if you don't accept that one idea, you are not accepted.
as christians, we can't judge souls, but we CAN and MUST judge _____
_____ accurately describes the way the world is
refers to our feelings about the world and the truth of those statements depends on who is speaking
describes the world as it really is and the truth of those statements does not depend on who is speaking
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